Neal Stephenson on ‘Termination Shock,’ geoengineering, metaverse

Neal Stephenson Source: Mercatus Center at George Mason University Author Neal Stephenson shot to fame almost 30 years ago with the science-fiction novel “Snow Crash,” which envisioned a future dominated by mega-corporations and organized crime, competing for dominance in both the real world and the “metaverse,” a computer-generated world accessible through virtual reality headsets. Since … Read more

World’s largest trade deal RCEP to come into force in January 2022

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is pictured on screen (right) while addressing his counterparts during the 4th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit held online on November 15, 2020. Nehak Nguyen | AFP | Getty Images The world’s largest trade deal – which includes China and excludes the US – will go into effect … Read more