A Home for My Books
and a Repository for Occasional Writing and Other Outbursts
The title is a bit misleading. Actually, it's a book about time.
What our world is made of, and why we have such mixed feelings about that.
You've heard of the butterfly effect? Fractals, strange attractors, and all that.
A neuroscientist and geneticist sets out to rescue the beleaguered concept from its many deniers—including some famous physicists. “We make decisions, we choose, we act. These are the fundamental truths of our existence and absolutely the most basic phenomenology of our lives. If science seems to be suggesting otherwise, the correct response is not to throw our hands up …" Is he right?More
With the entity formerly known as Twitter vanishing in the rearview mirror, here are two articles from the early days, when we wondered what it was and what it might become. A global conversation? A mosaic of communities and interests? Perhaps you remember.More
If you could choose one superpower—to fly, or to be invisible—which would you pick? If you were invisible, what would you do?
Dreams of invisibility in a world of ubiquitous surveillance.