Imagining new institutions for the internet age

What constitutes justice in a world ruled by algorithms? I wrote an essay for Medium about the lessons I learned writing novels that extrapolate a future shaped by a ubiquitous digital feed:

“In a world awash in information, the curator is king. Behind each digital throne is an algorithm, a specialized artificial intelligence that is powered by data. More data means better machine learning which attracts more talent that build better products that attract more users that generate more data. Rinse, repeat. This positive feedback loop means that A.I. tends toward centralization. Centralization means monopoly and monopoly means power.”

Complement with this interview with the Chicago Review of Books, this conversation about governance in science fiction with Ada Palmer, Malka Older, and Kevin Bankston, and this TechCrunch feature on Bandwidth.

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