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veen  ·  197 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Douglas Rushkoff: How Tech's Richest Guys Hope to Survive the Apocalypse

Is this really a new thing though? Haven't the wealthiest elite always been worried about deadly upheavals and/or retribution? It's more tech infused, sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if 18th century French elite were planning ahead just as fervently.

lil  ·  197 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe if they had planned better, they’d have kept their heads.

kleinbl00  ·  196 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The French had to deal with a whipsaw from one extreme to the other at least three times. The winning move for about 30 years either side of The Terror was to relocate to Flanders.