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Big tech and startup tech tackle sleep

Longform GQ article on “The Business of Sleep” has some perspective: If you want to isolate a time when the idea of wellness began to dominate our culture, you could do worse than point to the 2008 financial crisis. In … Continue reading

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Thiel’s fresh look at nationalism

At the 2019 National Conservatism Conference: The nationalist view, according to Thiel… asks a simple question: Is it good for America? A nationalist, Thiel argued, simply asks what Silicon Valley has done to improve the lives of American citizens. Outside … Continue reading

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Cars as private spaces

In Japan, a survey of people who rented cars revealed that one out of every eight users rented automobiles for purposes other than transportation. An overwhelmingly large number of respondents said they slept or rested in vehicles, followed by customers … Continue reading

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Using work apps for the home

A profile of families using email, Slack, Trello, Asana and even Jira the bug-tracking tool to coordinate housework has such examples as: “We do family meetings every Sunday where we review goals for the week, our to-do list, and activities … Continue reading

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Individualism and Submission

What individualism has bought us is not the end of servitude, but merely the cloaking of masters. It’s pretty perverse that our culture celebrates individualism and yet condones submission only to inhuman institutions like schools, companies, and governments. It’s a … Continue reading

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