Why Does Peter Thiel Support Donald Trump? Because He Wants to Save the World…

So why does Peter Thiel support Donald Trump? When I read headlines saying that Silicon Valley is baffled by his actions, I am baffled by their reactions. It should be clear that there’s more going on here than meets the eye – though sometimes I wonder if Trump knows that… Peter Thiel, for those of you who don’t know, is …

Susan Cain’s TED Talk Rocks

This video should be mandatory at every school in the country. The author of Quiet gives an excellent speech at TED that succinctly summarize the points made in her bestseller. Her analysis of the modern-day culture of extroversion hits the nail on the head. She gives a voice to an entire segment of the population that’s gone unheard, because we live in …

Book Review: Present Shock, by Douglas Rushkoff

I loved Present Shock so much I went and bought another book of his, Life, Inc.  Present Shock unveils the schizophrenicizing effects of technology on our pysches. “Digiphrenia” is actually a term used in his book to describe such a scatter-braining effect on our consciousness, when we project into multiple selves online and in the real world. The main term he uses is “presentism,” …