Links tagged with “socialchange”
How Civilization Started | The New Yorker
John Lanchester on re-evaluating the ease of life for hunter gatherers vs settled societies. (via @cityofsound)
Tom Vanderbilt Explains Why We Could Predict Self-Driving Cars, But Not Women in the Workplace
We think technology will change much quicker than it does, “but when it comes to culture we tend to believe not that the future will be very different than the present day, but that it will be roughly the same.” Lots of good stuff.
What Makes Countries Rich or Poor? by Jared Diamond | The New York Review of Books
Diamond reviewing ‘Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty’. an interesting read. Social change etc. I love that stuff.
Open the Future: The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be
About how so much futurism is about technological change, but how that tech change is very incremental and not as interesting as the bigger, messier societal changes. Yes. (via BERG)
Amazon.com: “Revolutions and State Collapse”
I love this Listmania list, especially the first part of it with comments. Saw it ages ago but didn’t save it at the time.
Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) by Joseph Tainter
Book mentioned by Matt Webb in his New Puritans piece.