The Network State Conference

Balaji Shrinivasan's The Network State Podcast live-streamed their conference on YouTube. The Network State concept describes society moving away from nation states towards states that coalesce virtually and/or around shared ideals. The conference included talks from organisations that are experimenting with creating their own communities, enclaves, online and real-life cities, and presentations about how technology (usually blockchain) can power these initiatives and also disrupt the operation of the incumbents, aka countries.

Aviation Emissions Scenarios

Hannah Ritchie published an excellent two-part explainer on the reality of aviation emissions and how the sector can respond to the Climate Emergency. Part one looks at various demand scenarios coupled with action scenarios of varying degrees and methods of reduction. Part two investigates the current landscape of aviation biofuels and the scale at which it would need to increase to meet the different demand and reduction scenarios.


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