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Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
4.2 stars

"A brilliant and empathetic guide to the far corners of global capitalism." --Jenny Odell, author …

The logic is striking. A demand for pork drives industrialized farming of pigs, which increases disease transmission. The constant emergence of diseases drives the implementation of new technologies like AI pork farming. These technologies go on to make pork cheap, driving even more availability and demand, as people start to believe pork is a necessary part of their diet. AI is not the balm to any problem -- it is just one piece of the every-hungry quest for scale.

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Docile (2020, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom)
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A science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a …

I had to give this back to the library with just a bit left and I am very interested to see how it ends when I get a copy back. Not in an entirely positive way, though -- this book is super disturbing and there has to be a lot of payoff for that to be worth it to me