Wizards, prophets, and the future of humanity.

Two visions, one future.

There is a dilemma at the heart of the human project. While our intuitions are largely in agreement about the essential properties that would constitute the Platonic ideal of a society — no poverty, no sickness, clean environment, everyone happy, fulfilling work (no work?), elected government etc. — there is a sharp split in our opinions when it comes to the details; beyond…