Welcome back to the Convivial Society , a newsletter about technology, culture, and the moral life. Welcome, especially, to recent subscribers. I’m not sure what you all are expecting, but the focus and approach can vary a bit from one installment to the other. I think, though, that if you hang around for awhile, a relatively consistent set of fundamental questions, as well as an approach to thinking about them, will be evident enough. In any case, today you have a brief and loosely structured meditation on dusk, darkness, rhythms, and well-being. As always, I hope it is helpful. In wings is a post titled “AI Apocalypse,” premised on the idea that AI is apocalyptic in the literal sense, it is not causing, but rather revealing the end of a world. Also on tap are some further reflections on language under digital conditions. Cheers!
“It is at Dusk that the most interesting things occur, for that is when simple differences fade away. I could live in everlasting Dusk.” 1