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Academic Works

A Letter From Utopia

Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of Delayed Technological Development

Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?

Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards

The Fable of the Dragon Tyrant

The Vulnerable World Hypothesis

Where Are They? Why I Hope the Search For Extraterrestrial Life Finds Nothing

Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up


A Viable Human Future Depends on Living With Less


Don’t Surrender the Privacy Battle

Don’t watch TV coverage of Covid-19!

Ending the War on Sharing

Fixing 'too-big-to-fail'

How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

Necessary Changes in Society

Please don't pay to use a pay toilet.

Reasons not to be used by Facebook

Reasons not to buy from Amazon

Reasons not to buy from Ticketmaster

Reasons not to use Airbnb

Reasons not to use Amtrak

Reasons not to use Ancestry.com

Reasons not to use Apple

Reasons not to use Discord

Reasons not to use Eventbrite.com (or Meetup.com)

Reasons not to use evernote.com

Reasons not to use food delivery app companies such as Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats

Reasons not to use Frito-Lay

Reasons not to use funding sites

Reasons not to use Google

Reasons not to use Intel

Reasons not to use LinkedIn

Reasons not to use Lyft

Reasons not to use Microsoft

Reasons not to use Netflix

Reasons not to use Skype

Reasons not to use Slack

Reasons not to use Uber

Reasons not to use Whatsapp

Reasons not to use Zoom

Responding to Beggars

September 11 Response



The Broken Trust Model of Policing Police

The Danger of Ebooks

What sort of laws would give us real privacy?

Why it is important not to have children.

Why we need a state

Why we should get rid of corporate landlords, and an easy method.


Free Will



The Moral Landscape

The Selfish Gene

Waking Up


American Civil Liberties Union

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Extinction Rebellion

Free Software Foundation

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Future of Humanity Institute

Let Grow

Matrix Foundation

Open Privacy

Population Matters

Sunrise Movement

The Gravel Institute

Tor Project


Aaron Swartz

Alan Watts

Anthony Magnabosco

Bernie Sanders

Carl Jung

Christopher Hitchens

Jon Matter

Edward Snowden

Greta Thunberg

Hemant Mehta

Martin Luther King Jr.

Matt Dillahunty

Nick Bostrom

Richard Dawkins

Richard Stallman

Rob Braxman

Sam Harris

The Hated One


Making Sense


The Atheist Experience

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