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How does technology change what it means to be human? J.M. Porup is a journalist and futurologist who studies how exponentially-increasing innovation disrupts the social and political order. He is also the CEO of the LatAm Startups Angel Funds, a Latin America-based accelerator focused on scaling startups globally. He has covered computer security for The Economist, Bitcoin for Bitcoin Magazine, and the Gringo Trail for numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks. His award-winning novels and plays include The Second Bat Guano War, Dreams Must Die, Death on Taurus, and The United States of Air. Porup is a member of the Lifeboat Foundation's Advisory Board, a distributed think tank dedicated to preventing human extinction.


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Politics is a battle between sense and nonsense. The majority of any given population inevitably endorses nonsense–because it feels good? Because in large groups human beings lose a hundred IQ points? Because of a herd mentality? Who knows–and the end result is the crushing defeat of sanity by insanity.


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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, J.M.


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J.M. Porup no worries. we authors got to stick together!


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Beth Hi J.M.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Nevey Badr Thanks so much for the friend request...


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Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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Susie Sexton Thanks for the add!


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Sarah Hi J.M., thank you for the friend request! (=


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Fathima Hey J.M ! Thanks for the add , nice to meet you =D


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Taznim Hi J.M.,
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Carole Gill a pleasure! i love loose cannons! :)


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Maureen Mullis Hi J.M., thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


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