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clever but ultimately ridiculous

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Reviewed: 2019-01-17

I had a hard time swallowing all the contradictory speculations in this historical thought experiment and couldn't finish. not sure what all the fuss is. The thinking in this book is not so incisive or provocative as lazy and smart-alecky. I'll bet his graduate seminars are a lot of fun, but that's the extent of his contribution.

having a hard time buying these arguments

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Reviewed: 2018-10-11

I imagine these were entertaining speculations in a grad seminar, but as a uniform thesis about the state of the world and our future direction, this book just seems weak and uninspiring/uninspired. I found the prognostications to be unconvincing, incomplete and selective. Had much higher expectations.

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