Staying human in a technocratic age

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Dear Reader — 

I am writing to ask you to make The New Atlantis a priority in your giving through the end of the year and into January.

The swirling headlines about the Metaverse and the Omicron variant are a reminder of how crucial it is to have outlets for sober public thinking about science and technology. The New Atlantis has two fundamental commitments that distinguish our approach.

One is a commitment to treat you like an adult. Our goal is not to tell you when to feel outraged or afraid or guilty, but how to think clearly about complex ideas. The other is a commitment to staying human in an age where posthuman and antihuman ideas are all around us.

This summer, I wrote to you about a once-in-a-decade opportunity we had from a matching grant. You delivered in a big way, and I am happy to say that we are now in the strongest financial position of my editorship. We are in the process of growing our staff and launching expansion projects that weren’t possible before.

Today, we are announcing a $60,000 end-of-year reader giving campaign to keep this momentum going. Our ambitious goal is to start January 2022 with a full year of funds on hand for our expansion plan, giving us the runway we need to make sure it works.

If you value the unique vision of The New Atlantis, will you donate to our campaign now?


We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you as always for your readership and your support,

Ari Schulman, Editor

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Header image: An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1768 (Wikimedia)