1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Checklist Manifesto

    A good checklist can change the world.

  5. The Outlaw Sea

    In a world that's never before been so civilized, there remains something deeply wild about the sea.

  6. What Technology Wants

    We can better understand and orient ourselves to technology if we consider it a living thing.

  7. Nothing to Envy

    When you escape North Korea, many hardships are over, but many more are just beginning.

  8. Snow Crash

    Everything is a virus.

  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls

    The virtue of a goal is not to be found as much in its accomplishment as in the direction and meaning it can give a life.

  10. Samurai William

    How William Adams became the first caucasian samurai.

  11. The Great Gatsby

    People can do awful things to get what they want, and they may still turn out worse for getting it.

  12. War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

    War is a narcotic for societies.

  13. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    Not all neurological conditions are deficits; some heighten their bearers' brain function in ways beyond our capacity to easily recognize.

  14. Form Follows Fiasco

    Don't let high ideals distract you from the needs of those you're designing for.

  15. 25

    Reflections on completing my twenty-fifth year on earth

  16. A Drifting Life

    Our lives comprise many stories at a time, even though we can't always see them all.

  17. Capitalist Realism

    Beware anything that's defended most often by attacking its alternatives.

  18. When Nietzsche Wept

    Obsession is never about the thing you're obsessed with.

  19. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    Heroism is much more fraught for real people than it is for superheroes.

  20. The Art of War in the Middle Ages

    Weapons and tactics change rarely but quickly, and history is unkind to those who do not keep pace.

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