For boredom’s sake

Boredom is the enemy, kept at bay with the smartphone.  As Clive Thomas writes, “If you have a planet’s worth of entertainment in your pocket, it’s easy to stave off ennui.” But boredom is beneficial, and embracing it may be a key element to unlocking your potential. “Boredom might spark creativity because a restless mind hungers for stimulation.” …

Idle humanness

Humans are organic algorithms. We are cardiologists, historians, and taxi drivers that represent a bank of knowledge and reproducible skill. In 2005, Thoms Friedman famous proclaimed that the World is Flat. What he didn’t foresee is that the democratization of phones and web access would render human thinking useless. Cars will be autonomous, robots will …

Newsletter: Evil is a fungus

web gems Evil is a fungus. It feeds off thoughtlessness and organized lying. It destroys the marketplace of ideas. Newness starts in forgiving, public places. Eerie listen: Hannah Arendt on Totalitarianism “Boredom might spark creativity because a restless mind hungers for stimulation.” – Clive Thompson Words, Not Voices: “Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows …