Even though I grew up in the United States, I am just now recently realizing the effects to which a "consumption" driven society effects my life. I think we have always been encouraged to strive for "more."
We tend to think of arguments as "fights" between two (or more) parties. In this frame, there is generally a "winner" and "loser."
I think it'd be really cool to 3D Print Houses at scale. More than just cool, I think it is the inevitable future of home building.
This video of Ted Nelson is one of the more interesting things I have watched lately:
The future of augmented reality is sure to be exciting. After all, we've been talking about this "revolution" for years.
I think one of the biggest shocks/adjustments you make when starting to work on things outside of school is the notion that most problems do not have answers.
I just finished reading Hillbilly Elegy - I thought it was really fascinating.
I struggle to deal with days of nothingness. I struggle when I see a blank calendar. I struggle without things to do.
Society pushes us towards us a consensus. Managing masses of independent thinkers is not convenient or efficient for government operations and processes. So we are herded towards a select few ideologies (and stories) that all of us believe in.
About 6 months ago, I started a weekly newsletter. The premise was simple, every Monday I'd send a collection of interesting links and excerpts geared to help you think about the future. (See Archive)