February 23, 2003

Data Failure in the Offshore Future

Nauru loses contact with the world. WTF? This is some scifi shit. If William Gibson was right when he said that "the future is already here, itÂ’s just not evenly distributed" then we are in for some interesting times in our over mined globally warmed over future.

There was a great article a few years back that gave the full Nauru backstory, phosphate strip mining destroyed the entire ecosystem except for a tiny ring around the coast. The island was turned into a one stop offshore banking capital. Thought it was in Wired, but I can't find it in the archives or through Google, anyone remember where it appeared?

Posted by William Blaze at February 23, 2003 12:36 AM | TrackBack

Yeah, it was Wired, just a few months ago.

Posted by: AG on February 26, 2003 10:06 AM

that's what I thought, not showing up on their site though, at least not when you search for "Nauru".

Posted by: William Blaze on February 26, 2003 10:05 PM
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