Programmatically Generated Everything (PGE)

Programmatically Generated Everything (PGE)

“Programmatically Generated Everything” (PGE) is a theorized future scenario where the digital or virtual world becomes more fulfilling, productive, and useful than the physical world – triggering a tipping point whereby humans are pulled into...
Digitized and Digested

Digitized and Digested

“Digitized and digested” is the future scenario which I consider to be a likely long-term future for humanity, should we survive the initial growing pains of the singularity. By long-term, I could mean 100 or 10,000 years – though the real timeframe...
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...