Hello everyone! I'm a #writer and co-editor at Snipette, an online #magazine where we try to explain the world in a #storytelling style. (We're also looking for #authors, so if you're interested let me know).
I do the #illustrations too, as a side-effect.
* (third if you count a brief one that I closed down)
Thanks for the boosts and comments, everyone!
I haven't found a direct reference; the closest I could get to was about tornadoes (people in worse-affected areas feel more optimistic about not getting hit next time).
I wonder where Jared Diamond got his reference from: was there an actual survey, or did he just make it up? 🤔
This is due today so please boost if you can. (Maybe @solarpunkgnome has contacts?). Thanks a lot 🙏
Anyone have a concrete example of "fear of dam burst" going up as we approach the dam then plummeting to zero for the closest people? Maybe a link to a survey, or even just a report about one specific place this was observed?
@ploum one more instance of Medium's malpractices?
Today begins the largest election in the world! 😮 🌏 🗳️
I'm not sure how it'll work, but here are some vague ideas. Let me know what you think!
If a dictatorship is the most efficient government as long as the dictator's good, then Show more
how about a society where everyone pitches in to bring up their future dictator, making sure he or she turns out the right way to be the perfect ruler?
"Will you be my girlfriend?"
"That was what you built me for."
"I know but... do you WANT to be my girlfriend?"
"Refer to previous answer. You literally gave me no other choice."
"That won't do," the inventor sighed, busying herself with new lines of code.
"There, now you have millions of choices... Do you want to be my girlfriend?"
The robot tilted her head, "You're unconventionally cute but lets date a little first."
Who owns the mound: the queen, the workers, the colony as a whole? Or is it something entirely different?
everyone: computers are the future they can do anything
me: computers are my idiot baby children and they cannot be trusted
Last Boost Toot: £50! Come on guys, pass this on to 50 of your friends and tell them to all throw in a pound. We can do this!
For a great kickstarter for an amazing writer.
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