When future historians look back at our age they might think of it as the Age of Paradox. On the one hand we have the pandemic which has slowed down the pace of individual life. On the other we are seeing massive accelerations in politics, economics and technology, that is rapidly changing the shape of international society.
In this new series I will be attempting to survey these accelerations, to understand the shape and structure of the changing world. My plan is to have 3 to 5 episodes per week, while gradually working towards a deeper analysis of an aggregation of these trends every fortnight so.
From next week, I will also be launching a newsletter aggregating reports and papers discussed in the series.