All of this led to some powerful conversations which helped me grow as a designer…
Early in my career I worked very hard not to ruffle feathers. I had a lot to learn from everyone I worked with, and if something was amiss, it was most likely my fault.
Later in my career I’m proud of the feathers I ruffle. I still have a lot…
We needed change and now we have it.
We’ve quit road-raging our mind-numbing commutes.
We’ve reduced our carbon footprint.
We’ve stopped the economics of inequality. We’re not running the rat race.
We’re spending time with our families, not bleeding money mindlessly at the mall.
Nobody thought any of those things could ever change. Or at least, not for a long time.
And it was painful, but we did it
The last step we need to make is a simple one. But profound.
Let’s make this the new normal.
Let’s use this change to think hard about tomorrow.
Let’s imagine a tomorrow that’s different from yesterday.
Let’s never go back.
Let’s go forward.
Mark Twain said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
I thought this was a clever quip. I came to learn that it is deep wisdom.
I dropped out of my finance+marketing degree program in 1995, after spending most of the previous 3 years in the business…
You’re deader each passing day. Your words that echo in my head are lost in years long gone, resonating in places and times where no one lives anymore. Your advice is starting to tinge with ignorance, your wisdom dusty, you’re getting hopeless. No, these things are no longer really what…
Humidity was 49% at 5:48am, sunrise.
I, robot Robert, collect dew drops from neighboring blades of grass. I spray them on the walls of my storage hopper, for evaporative cooling.
A mild day predicted, starting at 15 C in the shade of the big oak tree by the river bend…
Dans le monde du digital, qu’on soit ingénieur ou designer, on a un trait de personalité qui nous définit, nous anime, nous motive au-delà de l’appât du gain, de l’admiration de nos pairs, de l’approbation sociale ou de la célebrité.
On aime résoudre des problèmes.
Plus le problème est compliqué…
If we could tell our time is nigh,
That onwards one alone is bound,
I’d want to sail with you my love,
Until the tide runs us aground.
The sea would swell under the moon,
The milky way would fade away,
T’will be the end of time my love,
If it’s the night…
With hindsight, I can say that immortality actually is all that it’s cracked up to be.
I’ve gone through almost all seventeen stages of immortality, from the early age-reversal therapies, clone farming, and nanotech, to consciousness uploading and backups, virtual identity networks, and ethereality. I’ve existed in human, transhuman, digital…