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We’re Going to Turn Ourselves Into Cyborgs

A recent post by Sarah Knapton of the Telegraph examines the prediction by Yuval Noah Harari that in 200 years human beings will achieve immortality and the ability to self-improve by mechanical enhancement. Essentially, people will become real-life (pardon the irony) cyborgs. The future is really a construct of the present. It’s limited by current […] 

The Terror of Professional Networking

Networking–attending happy hours, scheduling informational interviews, nurturing lines of communication with contacts–is the road to future success. At least with my resume, blindly responding to job postings is not likely to lead anywhere. So I schedule meetings. I do so from my desk at home, in my pajamas. It’s worry free, perfunctory and as easy […] 


I am a the seeker of employment. That is the best gloss I can spread across my situation and yet it still sounds like the title of a very bad movie with very lofty aspirations. Here in Washington, DC, one’s profession is not merely a description of who you are but an identity in itself. […] 

No One Cares About Your Fake Life

Social Media may link you to friends you don’t have the energy or willingness to contact organically but it seems more a liability than helpful tool. Consider for a moment your simultaneous hatred and obsession with your gym-going, foodie-adventurer, somebody-save-me, right-wing nut, baby exploiting friends. You complain, you lash out–but you cannot look away and […] 

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Made The Best Commercial of All Time in 2010

Back in 2010, before his "Birdman" won Best Picture and Best Director, Alejandro González Iñárritu directed a long advertisement that I consider the single most extravagant and wonderful commercial ever made for Nike's "Write the Future" campaign. It was produced to air (in abbreviated form) during that year's World Cup and featured soccer stars in […] 

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