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And apparently there’s just total silence. Everyone is totally stunned. And the witness just says, “It is an interesting thought,” and they all move on.

[This story is related in Visions of Technology, edited by Richard Rhodes, p108 in my edition.]

Oh it’s a wonderful thing. When the world changes so completely that there’s not even any gravity, of course we need to see even such things as vegetables in a different light.

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June 25, 2009

Scope opened reboot11 in Copenhagen (themed 'action'), June 2009, by introducing Thackara's concept of the macroscope, asking how society should spend 100 million hours, and inspiring participation.

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