Weekend 421.0

“User anonymity and free speech would become things of the past. The moment IOI took it over, the OASIS would cease to be the open-source virtual utopia I’d grown up in. It would become a corporate run dystopia, an overpriced theme park for wealthy elitists.” – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

(1) The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World (Medium)

“The British, Ford mused as they waited in the drawing room of the commander’s residence, seem to do everything politely. They probably even apologised during invasions. Maybe that was how they’d got away with doing so many of them.”

(2) The Vehicle of the Future Has Two Wheels, Handlebars, and Is a Bike (Wired)

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