What is From the New World?

FTNW is a newsletter that sees the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. It lays bare the inner workings of technology, media, and politics. It is a handbook for building the future.

Expect a podcast episode every Monday, an article every Friday, and occasional other articles and posts.

You can find me at brianchau [at] fromthenew [dot] world or on twitter, DMs open.

About Brian Chau

Brian is a mathematician by training and is tied for the youngest Canadian to win a gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics. He writes software for a living while posting on his spare time.

He writes independently on American bureaucracy and political theory and has contributed to Tablet Magazine and UnHerd.

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Former mathematician and machine learning engineer, now executive director of Alliance for the Future (affuture.org). Author of the From the New World newsletter (fromthenew.world).