Tag Archives: technology

Cashless

Last week something happened to me on the tunnelbana (the underground, subway, metro) here in Stockholm , that I predicted would happen almost two years ago. I gave some money to a homeless person. Now you might think that makes me an incredibly mean person that

The Curiosity Index (08.01.2017)

I’m guessing many of you are back at work, so this will hold off real work for a little bit longer. How can I be more productive? This is an excellent question to ask because it will feel like work but won’t really be work. Anyway

The Curiosity Index (Productivity Edition)

Happy New Year. I hope the coming year will be fulfilling, satisfying, stretching and well…however you define good. As it’s the start of a new year we are as usual overflowing with resolute determination that this year will be different and that this year we

A new breed

I recently re-watched the (2004) Will Smith movie I, Robot loosely based on Asimov’s book of the same name. It imagines a world (2035) where humanoid robots are about to be everywhere but curiously one where we still go out shopping. At the half way point

The Curiosity Index (18.12.2017)

Killing Gävle: The Swedish city where a 40ft goat battles for the spirit of Christmas This (20 minute) little film about a Swedish town (about two hours north of Stockholm) is very interesting. Weird traditions, pagan roots, secular values and Christianity all merge and blend into

The future & coming religion

Christians often make the apologetic case that humanity is ‘hardwired’ to believe. That faith in a Creator is absolutely natural for those created. It’s one of the fundamental points of tension between a materialistic understanding of nature and evolution and Christianity. But what if the

How not to be a slave to technology

I don’t know that I’m necessarily the right person to write this. I spend far too many of my waking hours sitting in front of a screen. I am a learner though, actively engaged in figuring out what technology is, how it shapes us and how we can live

The Curiosity Index (08.11.2017)

How did new atheism fail so miserably This is a really interesting piece from Scott Alexander (who is an atheist). “The New Atheists accomplished the seemingly impossible task of alienating a society that agreed with them about everything.” Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude Yet