In the latest episode, the Young Americans get super nerdy, with the help of real-life tech policy researcher Caleb Watney of the R Street Institute. He and Jack discuss the virtues of free markets vs. Millennial skepticism thereof, question the emerging conventional wisdom on tech addiction and Silicon Valley, rebut the Unabomber (!), and go full nerd with semi-related digressions about Blade RunnerThe Matrix, and, of course, Dune.

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  1. Joe D. Lincoln

    In the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, they build a space elevator on Mars and it is cut and collapses. I believe it ends up wrapping around the whole or at least a substantial portion of the planet.

    I would think that would be fairly catastrophic on Earth.

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    • August 29, 2019, at 8:39 AM PDT
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