From planetary ruin to politics, it’s easy to see that we humans have hit the limits of our current level of consciousness. How much pain and destruction lies ahead depends on how quickly we take human consciousness to the next level. This makes it a fine time for us all
For too long our civilization has treated the planet as 100% raw material, 0% living ecosystem. It’s a severe misperception and a mistake that, multiplied by some seven billion people, can no longer be ignored. As an entrepreneur I readily admit that business is especially culpable. There is perhaps no
The conversation around climate change seems to be shifting from “Is it real?” and “Is it really all that serious?” to are more earnest and urgent, “Well now what do we do?” And the answers is? Wide-ranging and often unclear. We have the sensible but mundane: change your lightbulbs, ride,
Somewhere during human history magic lost to technology. Technology came to dominate our mindshare while magic was relegated to superstition. I, like many, assumed magic lost because it turned out not to be real. As a young techno-capitalist I was ok with this; I was into computers and the whole
Money was a great invention. With it, we found a way to get people to do things for us, or give things to us, without resorting to abject slavery or direct force. In this way, for thousands of years, money has been helping contribute to a more stable society. But
Stories like the Lord of the Rings make me want to do something brave. When the movie ends or I set down the book, I nearly call for my sword. But I have no sword or anyone to swing one at. Then I remember: there are no Orcs. I wish
My travel companion and I finished breakfast at the restaurant and stood up to leave. But before going there was something I wanted to say. “I’m grateful that we found this restaurant. There was no wait and we had nice seats looking out from this big window. And the staff
I encountered the life of Gandhi in my late twenties through the movie and his autobiography. I was astounded by how driven he was toward a purpose few have touched, how he owned almost nothing but the clothes he wore, how he was revered by friends and even political enemies,
Interstellar disappointed me. Not that I dislike technology or space exploration, in fact I’ve made my living as a tech entrepreneur. I’m even a limited partner in a space-focused venture capital fund. But Interstellar missed a huge opportunity. In the movie, a blight is destroying nearly all the world’s food
One of my favorite dietary technologies is Periodic Protein Restriction.[1] I covered it years ago on the site as part of other posts. But now, having withstood the test of time and grown in popularity, I’m finally giving it a post of its own. What it is: Periodic Protein Restriction