There are lucky people who were raised in not-so-intellectual cultures. You can recognize them by the facial expression. Me, I went through the same grinder as most of my friends.read more
When I needed money, I learned coding—but I ended up so miserable that I left IT forever.read more
I can watch a video with 55 million views, cry over it, feel the feeling—and never know who made it, or who was in it.read more
Look, look! Who else could have thought of such beauty? We clearly are the best.read more
What’s happening to the shiny digital generation in the U.S. has already happened to the generation of my grandparents in the Soviet Union.read more
The machine is vibrating and dancing and humming a tune it likes. You can go as high as you can — but you can’t change the tune… Go go go, tiger.read more
Result: A society where people have to metaphorically buy the ticket to unlock their own sexuality (take that, gamification marketers!)read more
All you have to do is trust the conductor and feel good about yourself while it lasts.read more
If world leaders were parents, we would have a very strange selection: On one end of the spectrum, a crazy, militarized parent with a whip who beats his child any time he does something forbidden, and on the other end, a neurotic, passive aggressive parent who feeds the child too much chocolate to earn popularity, and secretly slips meds into his soup so that the child remains a little disoriented at all times, and needs daddy.
The funny thing, if either child were to rebel (against the whip, or against the soup meds), things would get very dramatic and ugly, very quickly.