Slow Internet: A Roadmap to Reclaim the Lost Promise of the Internet

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About the Author
Corin Ism (born 1985) is a futurist, author and artist based in Europe. Their work focuses on the de- and reconstruction of worlds, in virtual domains, on this planet and the next.Ism's writing takes elements and tools that characterise our worlds today, from social technologies like markets and the rule of law, to technological innovations like digital interfaces and algorithms, and looks at how these can be used differently to produce more emancipatory, just and pleasurable outcomes. Ism attempts to tangent a first-principles approach to social science.Ism's background is in the global governance of catastrophic risks - where Ism, among other things, was the Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation and led the world's biggest prize competition in governance innovation, focused on UN reforms that could help better tackle existential risks like climate change, great power wars and misaligned artificial intelligence. Ism previously also worked as a Research Director on projects on digital jurisdictions, and how to integrate automated sustainability accounting in international agreements, and taught governance innovation at Singularity University.Ism retreated from all previous positions to co-found the Future of Governance Agency and enter a hermit existence to create a string of books, essays and projects that roll out in the coming years. These works range from investigations into the micro - like love and families as the nucleus of our societies, morphological freedom, and appearance-based oppression - to projects looking straight at the macro of resource distribution. In 2024, the slotted publications are Slow Internet (May 2024), The Next Aesthetic (August 2024), and How to Rule Mars (January 2025). More titles will be announced as their publication dates approach.