There are ~1000 seats in this room. I’m a couple rows away from the stage, close enough to see her face but realistic enough to know this won’t be the small, intimate workshop I imagined when I excitedly booked this ticket a year ago. All morning, I felt strangely detached – carefully managing (read: lowering) […]Read More Dear Helen, I am your Fear and this is what I have to tell you.
Imagine this. Your basic expenses are covered. You don’t need to work anymore. You have Monday to Friday free. Nowhere you need to be. Nothing you need to do. You can live (reasonably) comfortably. You have all the time in the world. Now what? With the rise of automation and technological advances, some researchers predict […]Read More What if people run out of things to do? Basic Income and the “Purpose” problem
Doing a PhD (or any kind of creative endeavour, really) is like signing up for a continual ass-kicking. Yup, you’re gonna get your butt whomped. Hard. You pour your heart, your ideas, your energy and your time into this project which spans months or years, which frankly, in the end, may or may not pan out […]Read More This creative life