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A “Post-Verbal” World

“The real world is unspeakable.” -Alfred Korzybski I was walking with a friend recently, and we were discussing the limitations of language (among many things, like the best pancakes in San Francisco). But we kept going in circles on just how difficult it is to explain something using the...
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The United States of the World

Silicon Valley has a fun dinner party question that’s gone around over the years, and it goes something like this: “What is something you believe that no one around you believes?” It’s an interesting thought exercise to see if you only keep beliefs kept by those around you (or...
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First

Why start one of these things? I’ve borrowed a few lines from the about section of this blog to answer this question… Like you, I’m a “work-in-progress,” trying to figure out what I think about topics that interest me; typically at the intersection of technology, philosophy, and humanity. I...