“How did we arrive at this moment in history, in which humanity is more technologically powerful than ever before, and yet we feel ourselves to be increasingly fragile?” In Aeon, Claire Colebrook reflects on end-times for humanity.

+ “The inequality of badly-run or corrupt states is boosted by the power of technology — but it’s also easier than ever to destabilise these states, thanks to technology. The question is: which future will prevail?” Cory Doctorow: Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this. (Spoiler alert: Tech wins.)

+ Jill Lepore: A golden age for dystopian fiction.