The Great Abbreviators

In 1932 Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, and in 1958 he wrote a non-fiction reassessment of the novel. Included in the introduction of this follow-up essay is a sentiment that is as relevant today as the moment it was written: given all the pressing important matters for us to consider as a society, how …

Social Media: Trust Inversion

Watch the paradigm unfold: instead of trusting you to contact me with information pertinent to my life, you now trust that I am going to monitor your newsfeed. Thus knowledge becomes deliverer-centric, not recipient-centric. This is the difference between recommending something to a friend personally versus broadcasting it to the world. The broadcast inverts the …