Rewiring the Homo Sapiens

Rewiring the Homo Sapiens is a presentation I gave at PodCamp London on April 25, 2009 about the implications of technology and humanity’s legacy as users of technologies.

The presentation hinges on two themes: the first hinge is the assumption that all human invention is in fact “technology” that ultimately forces change on it’s own inventors and users. (The smartphone has changed society, but electric-powered refrigeration did so as well.) The second hinge is the idea that modern technology (specifically talking here about social media) converts our experience from narrative to database, or from linear happenings to nuggets of information broken down to their small divisible unit. (For those who appreciate it when rogue, freelance philosophers go nerdy — or when nerds go philosophical! —  you’ll probably enjoy this.)