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The Privileged Have Entered Their Escape Pods

Technology gave us the dream of a cocooned future. Now we’re living it.

Editor’s note: This piece is a spiritual successor to “,” a report about how the wealthy plot to leave us behind after an apocalyptic event.

Many of us don’t like who we have become in this pandemic but feel little…




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Author of Team Human, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast

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