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Ready Player One: The best science fiction novel I’ve read in a decade

Ready Player One: The best science fiction novel I’ve read in a decade

It seems like every decade or so a science fiction novel comes along that sends a lightning bolt through my nervous system: Philip Jose Farmer’s To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971). William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984). Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (1992). Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003). And I recently discovered [...]

Bitcoin explained by the Economist

Bitcoin explained by the Economist

Let me get this straight. A clever programmer/mathematician has, effectively, created a peer-to-peer, decentralized, self-policing, self-regulating, tamper-proof digital currency based on open source software? This reads like something out of a science fiction novel. The idea has always been around, but to figure out a workable [...]