I found this quote by Benjamin Franklin quite fascinating.
This past week, living New York City, has been an awesome experience. I am a big fan of the city, the culture and the people. Perhaps I will live here one day.
Born in 1997, I hardly remember a world pre-internet.
Though I think that social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Snap, Insta, etc.) have damaging effects to human psychology, I do not particularly agree with all of the outrage in the community today.
Many of today's most active and lively cities were architected some 100 years ago. Let's build new cities. This topic deserves a much longer post (and several books) but my core thought is that technology, since the turn of the 20th century, has fundamentally changed society. The world today looks very different from when it did back then and I can only imagine it will look even more different 10, 20 years from now.
Over the past few years, one thing I have noticed is just how different the "worlds" that I spend time in truly are.
The other day I thought for a minute about why we call the supercomputers that we carry around in our pocket, "phones?"
Though I have been to New York City before, I have never spent an extended period of time alone here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about wanting to start a simple photo journal. The intent for this photo journal is effectively to create a place to capture/"life log" my experiences.
Welp, today is the day. January 9th, 2017.