1. Stochastic Planet

    Random teleportation can provide a healthy dose of perspective.

  2. The History of Rome

    Reflections on a 74-hour podcast about 1,000 years of Roman history.

  3. Timeline of the Far Future

    We are to the timeline of the universe as the blink of an ant’s eye is to the history of our species.

  4. Happy, the Movie

    Happiness is not a goal to be attained, but a skill which takes practice.

  5. Terminal World

    What if disturbances in the fabric of spacetime enforced technological disparities between parts of a city?

  6. Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future

    Technology will render human toil unnecessary; whether that renders humans unnecessary is up to us.

  7. Sight

    In the future, everything can be a game, but should it?

  8. Embassytown

    Language is power.

  9. The Information Diet

    You are what your brain eats.

  10. The Nature of Economies

    Human economies are natural processes like any other, so we should look to nature for the principles that govern the economies that govern our lives.

  11. The Omnivore’s Dilemma

    What should we eat?

  12. The Prodigal God

    If you are saved not by works but by grace, then you shouldn't fault others for not living up to your works.

  13. Life, Inc.

    The ground rules of our society—which we largely take for granted as natural, neutral, and immutable—in fact came out of specific historical moments to serve particular agendas.

  14. Bad Thoughts for a Better Life

    Three techniques for harnessing bad thoughts into the service of better emotional hygiene

  15. 26

    On the occasion of my birthday once more, and limits

  16. Lying

    Are we ever justified in lying?

  17. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

    If you could go back in time, you'd be the same schmuck you've always been, only younger.

  18. The Most Human Human

    Trying to make computers pass as human can tell us a good bit about what it means to be human in the first place.

  19. You Are Not a Gadget

    All technologies have an implicit model of what a user is, and the more we use them, the less we can help living up to however much or little they expect of us.

  20. The Checklist Manifesto

    A good checklist can change the world.

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