I’m going to be stuck and irritated for awhile on the fact that Om Malik references Yancey Strickler’s “dark forest of the internet” theory, because as I’ve noted before Strickler himself gets the “dark forest” metaphor, drawn from the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin, completely wrong, so when Malik says it’s about how “we have started to retreat to smaller, private places” he is only echoing Strickler’s broken metaphor.

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