This Culture War

This Culture War will be unlike anything we have ever seen. It will take place everywhere all at once, constrained less by geography than by technical platform and by the complex relationship between innovation and power on an exponential technology curve. It will be...
Your Quantified Self

Your Quantified Self

  Today I took 5765 steps, blinked 28,480 times and breathed in and out exactly 23,642 times. I consumed 1576 calories – 297 of them from fat. 672 of those calories were subsequently burned by high-impact cardiovascular exercise. Over the course of the day, I...
Aware

Aware

The decoupling of intelligence from consciousness Throughout history, intelligence always went hand in hand with consciousness. The only intelligent entities were conscious entities. The only ones who could play chess, drive vehicles, fight wars and diagnose diseases...
You, Cyborg

You, Cyborg

The other day I bought the finishing piece to my newest ensemble: the watch. I’ve already got the glasses, the smartphone, the tablet and most of my clothes are tailored to incorporate interactive technology. My wish is to make the Internet disappear. In making my...
Never without control

Never without control

I can control the sum totality of my existence, which is my home. Everything in it can be observed. When I leave my house I no longer have to double-check everything. I’ve preprogrammed everything into my pocket computer. It knows about me. I used to be obsessive. I...