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Going to Mars next or civilizational collapse instead?

Has the future for humanity ever been as uncertain as it is now? The views in my social network reflects this: my more Silicon-Valley-oriented tech friends marvel at the potential of artificial intelligence, biotech, automation, and so forth; they expect tech to eliminate human drudgery before long, eliminate diseases and create plenty for all. They…

Going to IndieWeb Summit

I’ve been making reservations, it must mean I’ll be going to Portland next weekend for the 2019 IndieWeb Summit. Yeah! There are still a few spots left. Like an extraordinarily nice and extraordinarily competent crowd of somewhat geeky fans of the web? Join us! Johannes Ernst: RSVP yes to 2019 IndieWeb Summit

Stages of personal decision making

It’s a bit like the Kübler-Ross “Stages of Grief”. It appears I always go through a sequence like this: Dissonance. Something is unpleasant, unsatisfactory, and somehow feels wrong. It usually appears as a background feeling, without conscious reflection. But if it keeps happening, the conscious mind sooner or later notices, and we become aware of…