Apr 232019
 

The trouble with cellphones isn’t that they allow us to ignore each other, it’s that they don’t.

Apr 222019
 

We envision cozy, domestic futures, with flying cars and a place for us, and we are always wrong: the future will have no place for us at all.

Apr 182019
 

Those who can, smoke; those who cannot, philosophize.

Apr 172019
 

If it wasn’t for cognitive biases, I’d have no cognition at all.

Apr 162019
 

Not so very long ago, no adult in history had ever spoken of himself as the parent of an animal.

Apr 152019
 

When addressed “with all due respect”, duck.

Apr 122019
 

Everyone should have one friend whose thought is a digest of fashionable absurdities. It saves no end of time.

Apr 112019
 

When a bad thing happens in the world, it is vanishingly unlikely to be any if your business.

Apr 102019
 

Ours is the Great Age of Hoaxes, its small compensation for being the Great Age of Fakes.