Speculation, Inquiry, and a Quest for Purpose


On Knowing Everything

I used to think that a childhood spent reading books, an adolescence spent watching movies, and an undergraduate education spent discussing great works of philosophy and literature meant I had a pretty robust "hypothetical simulator" kicking around inside my brain. It took taking a job at Apple fixing computers for me to start to understand that everything I thought I knew was wrong. That's the...

The Impact of the Attention Economy

I find myself looking up from one of my displays after scrolling for an indeterminable length of time and thinking, “What am I doing? Why am I doing this? How long was I out? What the hell just happened?” As it turns out, I am not alone. Over the past few decades, the attention economy has taken on a more prominent role in our society—both in the marketplace of ideas and the literal economic...

Speculation, Inquiry, and a Quest for Purpose