Ravers and gilders. In which I describe something of the
strange land of technolibertarianism (it's a culture, not
a political party) that I will be guiding readers through.
Bionomics in your daily life. A discussion of the Bionomics
Institute (a libertarian thinktank, now in suspended animation)
and its reach into the Silicon Valley thought-stream; and
a more general discussion of the para/pseudo/crypto 'biological'
thinking that pervades high-tech discourse on technology,
economics, and life.
The crypto wars: cypherpunks, digital cash, and anarchocapitalism,
oh my. A peroration on why cryptography has been such an
important issue to both the U.S. government and the high-tech
community --- and the bad consequences thereto. Weird sex
and cheap Jungian psychoanalysis, too!
"Wired": Guiding the perplexed. The necessary deconstruction
of the magazine that defined an era, and a chance to suggest
that high-tech thought-leaders George Gilder and John Perry
Barlow are perhaps more retro than they would have us believe.
Cybergenerous. The perplexing troubling exceedingly complex
dilemma of philanthropy and high-tech. Cats, dead rats,
and the engineering mindset are all part of the mix.
But how did this happen? An examination of the factors that
have lead to technolibertarianism -- and a small exegesis
on all the things the government, in fact, -has- done for
The thrilling conclusion. A summing up, and a personal statement
by the author.
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