The Next Wave of Extremist Cults Will Make QAnon Look Tame ➜

Uplifting stuff from Maria Konnikova in Wired:

[W]e are seeing the nascent roots of what 2022 will look like—in the coalescing and increasingly radical voices of the anti-vaccine community, in the anti-mask protests we are seeing across the world, and in labeling governments like Australia’s “fascist” for subjecting their citizens to continued lockdowns. These are the seeds for an extremism that will be sticky, lasting, and difficult to uproot—tied, as it has become, to core personal identity.

I’ve never felt quite this pessimistic about the future before, but it’s all the more reason not to get complacent.