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  1. May 2021
    1. TED CHIANG: So there’s this computer programmer named Steve Grand. And he wrote a book called “Creation,” which is partly about artificial intelligence, but I guess partly about artificial life. That book, I think, sort of made the most convincing case, I thought, for if we’re going to actually create something that merits the term of being a living thing in software, I feel like sort of the ideas in that book are the ones that I think are most promising. So I guess I’d recommend that.
    1. This point is made beautifully in another favorite book of mine, A Computer Scientist’s Guide to Cell Biology, by William W. Cohen:
    2. One of my favorite books is called The Machinery of Life, by David Goodsell.
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    1. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

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    1. Social and Political Dimensionsof the OpenStreetMap Project: Towardsa Critical Geographical Research Agenda
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