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Issue 96: Identity and DeceptionArrow Head

21 04 07.Possible worlds

Infinite possibilities, infinite worlds

The surprising benefits of a strange theory

Daniel Nolan
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The self in the cloud

Our identity is made up of both the inside and the outside

Charlie Huenemann
Article

The many worlds fantasy

The incoherence of science's strangest theory

Philip Ball
Article

Beam me up, Scotty?

Identity, teletransportation and philosophy by sci-fi

Nicholas Agar
Article

The faces of faceless people

How reporting ‘refugees’ went wrong

Glenda Cooper
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Issue 95: Crisis and transformationArrow Head

beeple and nothingness

Beeple and nothingness

The ontology of NFT Art

Anthony Cross
Article

The universe is learning

Does treating the universe as a neural network solve the problem of quantum gravity?

Vitaly Vanchurin
Article

The price of distraction

The dangers of doom scrolling and attention as a skill

Wayne Wu
Article

The future is carbon coin

The carbon-backed currency of the future

Steve Keen
Article

Tipping points and the Earth's system

How tipping points were discovered and how to safeguard our future

Tim Lenton
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Issue 94: Dreams of hope and jeopardyArrow Head

Irrationality of transhumanists with text

The irrationality of transhumanists

The unreasonable flaws in the movement’s big claims

Susan B. Levin
Article

Rupturing the present

When and how will the future begin?

Gerard Delanty
Article

Future Capitalism

The free market's bright future

Paul Collier
Article

Capitalism now

The dystopia is already here

Joti Brar
Article

The meaning of death

Aging is necessary for existence

Santiago Zabala
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Issue 93: Belief, hypocrisy and reasonArrow Head

the myth of pure science

The myth of pure science

The case for feminist standpoint theory

Sandra Harding
Article

Idealism, panpsychism and science

Are philosophers of mind merely speculating?

Peter Vickers
Article

Blinded by the Enlightenment

Why hyper-rationalism leads to political failure

Spencer Critchley
Article

The neo-caste system

Does an ancient system persist in Modern India?

Ashwini Deshpande
Article

An exceptionally British hypocrisy

The truth behind appeals to the great British character

Lisa Bortolotti
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