Category Archives: Nonfiction

Book Review: The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab

You remember the capitalism from the 1950s? No? Me neither. I’ve heard loving stories of a by-gone era, but I was born in the eighties and the capitalism I grew up with was the kind that meant morality is only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fourth Transformation by Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

Words are confusing. Between pleonasms, epizeuxis, and tautology it is a marvel we accomplish as much as we do as a species. This very same confusion must be what led Robert Scoble to diagnose himself as a futurist when, I’m … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth by Robin Hanson

You want to know how to get me to hate you? Tell me about how shitty science fiction is at predicting the future and then smugly espousing just how much more right you are than anyone else. At that point, … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

*Insert Overly-Emphatic Political Treatise Here* See what I mean? No? That’s fine. I’m not here to change your mind. Hell, I’m barely here at all. Life has me scared and I’ve pretty much taken to books, booze, and checking and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

In an interview, Wright mentioned that he was using three tome-filled bookcases in order to do research on the book that would eventually become The Looming Tower. Now, I’ve never written a non-fiction book, hell, by any reasonable standard I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Enchanted Objects by David Rose

  I’m only just now getting into this whole futurist thing. I’m not happy with the present so I’ve decided that I’m going to consume as many potential futures as I can and drive stoned and screaming into the one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

When a loved one dies there is always some(or one) among the grief stricken who are left with the task of writing an obituary. There are people at the paper, at the memorials, who can help, but the burden still … Continue reading

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