Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?


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Show Notes We’ve mostly been in the weeds of thinking about specific interventions around technologism this season. Today, we press pause and just spend some time imagining—dare we say, dreaming—of what a non-technocratic world might look and feel like. Links

  • psychohistory
  • The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Confessions, Augustine
  • The Expanse
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140 and Mars Trilogy, beginning with Red Mars
  • our collective forgetting of the 1970s
    • Alan Jacobs
    • Slate Star Codex (see Section II.)
  • Life Finds a Way Kickstarter
  • What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly (Chris cited it as being from Wired; in fact it is a book by one of the cofounders of Wired)
  • Software Against Humanity? An Illichian perspective on the industrial era of sofware, Stephen Kell
    • Ivan Illich, Tools for Convivality
  • The Bible Project – Series on Generosity (Abundance and Scarcity)
  • Hayato’s Theme, by Home Brewed Universe. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
Sponsors Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:
  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Marnix Klooster
  • Nathaniel Blaney
  • Spencer Smith
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