Question 7: How does it feel to be offline?

Part of an ongoing interview series about the use of personal technology. Disconnecting is hard. Turning down distractions in order to truly focus on something can be a heroic act for some, including myself. It is easy to bounce between applications on my smartphone, easy to scan headlines, respond to text messages or double check email. Fills […]

Question 6: What worries you about the future?

Part of an ongoing interview series about the use of personal technology. Nothing truly worries me about the future. I believe humans are fundamentally capable of managing their collective affairs well, save for the occasional genocide. Despite showing virtually unlimited capacity for harming ourselves and the planet, I believe we tend towards betterment more often than descending […]

Question 8: How does the smartphone make you feel?

Part of an ongoing interview series about the use of personal technology. The smartphone to me is an extension of my nervous system. It augments my memory, my senses, my intelligence – it annihilates the distance between myself and everything else – people, ideas, distractions. The most intimate of devices, the smartphone bridges my inner world with the outer. […]