sunday mutants may

Scientific American interview with a guy who has been working out in depth plans for how New York could run on 100% renewable energy (wind, water and solar).

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Jaron Lanier snarks massively as he reveals the feudal nature of the online economy with this damning adapted EULA.

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Fascinating take on why capitalism won’t save us:

In a capitalist economy, it is not mere necessity, but purchasing-power-weighted necessity that is the mother of invention. American entrepreneurs don’t compete to meet the needs of money-poor Africans or Chinese. Instead, Chinese entrepreneurs compete to meet the needs of citizens of the country money comes from. Within the US, entrepreneurs don’t much innovate to discover and address unmet needs of the poor. That’s a rough business. The poor have more needs than they can pay for already, and entrepreneurs hope to be paid.

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The Economist on China’s new leader, and the Chinese dream.

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Russian family lived in complete isolation in the wilderness for 40 years.

Oh, and C02 is about to hit 400ppm…

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