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David Eagleman, “Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization”

by Stewart Brand on April 5th, 02010

David Eagleman

Averting Collapse

Civilizations always think they’re immortal, Eagleman noted, but they nearly always perish, leaving “nothing but runes and scattered genetics.” It takes luck and new technology to survive. We may be particularly lucky to have Internet technology to help manage the six requirements of a durable civilization:

1. “Try not to cough on one another.” More humans have died from epidemics…

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