Big Tech’s Faustian Bargain

graphic art of an origami robot and demon shaking hands

The bombardment of new and accessible information has created a new standard of incomprehensible intellectual turnover—what was relevant yesterday will be irrelevant tomorrow. 

Flying Solo: When “Make New Friends” Isn’t the Cure-all

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Encouraging students to try and make friends is incredibly important, but whether it’s an unprecedented pandemic or simply unpreferrable people, having a social circle is not inevitable. Your environment has as much to do with it as your actions. 

The Cynicism of Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas Drawing on an old newspaper

But I don’t think he changed so much as he settled, accepting a cynical worldview and placing no stock in the possibility of a radically different American society.