Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

1. '26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now'. In 2013, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recreated the framing and perspective of the famous 1987 photo of Shanghai's financial district Pudong, showing the city's incredible growth.

2. I'm partway through and enjoying Joseph Heath's Enlightenment 2.0. Great chapter on conservatism.

3. 'Popper vs macrohistory: what can we say about the long-run future?', a talk by Anders Sandberg from earlier in the year. Via Peter Hartree.

4. Dipping into Hemingway's In Our Time for the first time this week, I noticed the chillingly spare description of Maera's death, and general spareness. After some googling, this is definitely an example Hemingway's 'iceberg theory' – a literary version of 'less is more'.

5. 'Augmenting Long-term Memory', a 2018 article by Michael Nielsen.

Have a great weekend,