How to Live in The Future Part 4: The Future is Exapted/Remixed

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Image Credit: Kirby Ferguson, “Everything Is A Remix” (via Brainpickings)

(This is part 4 of my first book, currently in progress — you can learn more, and help me make it to the finish line, at Patreon.com.)

“The future is here already; it’s just unevenly distributed.”
– William Gibson

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A prehistoric remix. “Tiktaalik roseae” by John Conway. (More on Tiktaalik here.)
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Emergent complexity from exapted parts. The keychain’s “fossil” won’t suggest the coin’s past life as currency. (Via.)
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Basically, this is how evolution works.
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Three vertebrates answer the question of aquatic living. For fins, “Just add water.” Art by Victor Leshyk.
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Left: The World Wide Web. Right: The “Wood Wide Web.” (From my presentation, “Tech Ethics as Psychedelic Parenting.”.)
On how flowers and pollinators collaborated to create what we know as “beauty.” (Watch more of my videos on YouTube..)
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The deepest advertisement ever? (Via.)

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Read More:

Part 1 — The Future is a Place

Part 2 — The Future is More of Everything

Part 3 — The Future is Both True & False

Rewilding the singularity since 1984. Social Media for @sfiscience & Community Manager for @longnow. Zen Guitarist, Illustrator, Host of #FutureFossils Podcast.

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