What does “real” even mean online?
Great essay! "Matter" definitely doesn't matter much, given that all the cells in our body regenerate every 7-10 years. We're essentially a new person biologically every decade or so, but we remain the same too.
And I love the idea that old books provide a sense of realness (perhaps because of the length of their existence).
Nicely nuanced look at the view from our precipice, as we plunge into a future that looks more wild-ass crazy with every passing day.
I’d also appreciate a suggested reading list.
Did your edit ChatGPT output? Impressive result. Must have been a great prompt 👍
Fantastic read! What old books might you recommend for starters?