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Process Philosophy: Process philosophy is based on the premise that being is dynamic and that the dynamic nature of being should be the primary focus of any comprehensive philosophical account of reality and our place within it. – by permeating – https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/process-philosophy/

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not: The first diagnosis of the coronavirus in the United States occurred in mid-January, in a Seattle suburb not far from the hospital where Dr. Francis Riedo, an infectious-disease specialist, works. – by Charles Duhigg – https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/04/seattles-leaders-let-scientists-take-the-lead-new-yorks-did-not

Hail the maintainers: Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. – by Lee Vinsel, Andrew Russell – https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more

After dread: Where everyone seems to agree is that things can’t go back the way they were. As Fred Scharmen says, this isn’t the end of the world, but it’s certainly the end of a world. – by Cennydd Bowles – https://www.cennydd.com/blog/after-dread

Plot Economics: For the fourth time in my adult memory, humanity has collectively, visibly lost the plot at a global level. My criteria are fairly restrictive: The dotcom bust and the 2007 crash don’t make my list for instance, and neither do previous recent epidemics like SARS or Ebola. – by Venkatesh Rao – https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2020/03/09/plot-economics/

Feral Cities, Pandemics, and the Military: In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project podcast, John Spencer is joined by Dr. Richard Norton. He is a professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College and a retired US Navy commander. – by John Spencer – https://mwi.usma.edu/feral-cities-pandemics-military/

Exclusive: Mary Meeker’s coronavirus trends report: Bond Capital, a Silicon Valley VC firm whose portfolio companies include Slack and Uber, told its investors this morning via email that the coronavirus’ high-speed spread and impact has similarities to the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906. – by Michael Kovac – https://www.axios.com/mary-meeker-coronavirus-trends-report-0690fc96-294f-47e6-9c57-573f829a6d7c.html

We Were Wrong: So Sorry that We Ruined Your Life: Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, is moving up in the betting odds for getting the Democratic presidential nomination, even though he is not running. The reason is that binge-watching newshounds have noticed something about his comportment during this crisis. – by Jeffrey Tucker – https://www.aier.org/article/we-were-wrong-so-sorry-that-we-ruined-your-life/

China starts testing digital currency as Facebook’s Libra faces setback: Trial programs for China’s sovereign digital currency began last week as Libra, a cryptocurrency backed by Facebook, scaled back its ambitions to become a global currency. – https://www.abacusnews.com/tech/china-starts-testing-digital-currency-facebooks-libra-faces-setback/article/3080713

If you landed in a foreign country with no documentation, could you prove who you are?: How would you do it? There are three traditional pillars of identity. The first is documents. The second is biometric — your appearance, your fingerprints, etc. This can only be used if a record of your biometrics is on file somewhere, which (thankfully) is uncommon. – by McKinley Valentine – https://medium.com/paper-giant/if-you-landed-in-a-foreign-country-with-no-documentation-could-you-prove-who-you-are-8290282608a0