Monkey Suit

Monkey Suit

The “Monkey Suit” is a term used in jest (and absurdism) to refer to the human form. As all humans are thrown into existence (Heidegger’s idea of Geworfenheit) without a say about their conditions, genetics, and surroundings, our existence is...
The Transhuman Transition – Lotus Eaters vs World Eaters

The Transhuman Transition – Lotus Eaters vs World Eaters

Human nature has always been to gain control over the physical world — both in maximizing its output for our benefit (farming, mining, etc), and in lessening the risks it poses to human life and wellbeing (medicine, construction, etc). This same drive for control...
Artificial Intelligence Job Loss is a Comparatively Minor Concern

Artificial Intelligence Job Loss is a Comparatively Minor Concern

How can you keep artificial intelligence from taking over your job? In my latest TEDx talk, I explore what I’ve learned (from hundreds of interviews) about job security in the era of AI – but I also lay out why I think that “job loss” is a somewhat trivial...

What Black Mirror’s San Junipero Got Right and Wrong

I’ve been cajoled into watching Netflix’s Black Mirror, and a friend of mine recommended watching the San Junipero episode next. As I mentioned in my last Black Morror reflection, and I didn’t plan on watching anything that wasn’t worth 40...