Thoughts on data, society, and other things that don't fit neatly into buckets.

Year Zero talk from Strata

Video of a talk at Strata about lifelogs. Turns out DARPA cancelled this a decade ago.

A life less optimized

When data lets us optimize everything, the sub-optimal will be novel. Is optimization the enemy of taste?

Our timeline, ourselves

In ten years, we’ll run every aspect of our lives with a personal timeline. That’s a slippery slope into walled gardens and towards the singularity.

Blue-collar AR

Hipster-wearing Glassheads aside, the real future of AR is blue collar work. Just wait until the unions figure out that’s a Trojan Horse for robots.

Old laws, new problems

Instead of writing new laws to deal with tech, maybe we need to adapt the existing ones.