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

Can we fix representation?

Representative government is broken. But now we’re all connected, maybe syndicates can fix it?

Can tech fix our carrying capacity?

We humans invent things like sanitation, or disease resistant wheat strains, to increase our carrying capacity. But can new technology features do the same?

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.