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One of the most frequent questions I’m asked after performing The Passing is “how can we stop it from happening?” The talk is dark and frightens some, and there appears to be the general urge to drag us all back into the light with something more helpful: people want a hopeful answer to that question. This issue includes two things for you to ponder over. The first is a Bloomberg article that covers Peter Thiel (making his second appearance in this newsletter) and Palantir (thanks, Jörn). I’ve included this article as a reminder that the world is indeed as dark and as complicated as The Passing describes. The second is my first TubeNote called The Shape of Change and is an attempt to answer the question mentioned above.