Google

Google Smothers the Search for Truth

In The Verge, Thomas Ricker gives a comical reflection on his increasing forgetfulness: Google’s making me dumb. He blames the search giant for its ready-made, easy-access answers to everything: “Why memorize anything when it’s so readily accessible?” His tech-dependent laziness might sound familiar – but is he right? In Salon, writer Ian Leslie probes the … Read more

Neon Brain

Masculinity Crisis: Rewiring Boys' Brains

The Guardian unpacks the most recent work of Phillip Zimbardo, the Stanford psychologist most well-known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been studying some 20,000 young men and their excessive use of video gaming and pornography: “Now, with freely available pornography, which is unique in history, they are combining video games, and as … Read more

Tim Cook

Tim Cook Doesn’t Care About Diversity, Let Alone Religious Freedom

This article was originally published in The Daily Caller. Recently I was asked to speak to a civic organization on the topic of diversity. Diversity, in the current vernacular anyway, is one of those words that defies a simple definition. I was looking over my notes beforehand in Starbucks trying to think of concrete examples … Read more

Surveillance cameras

Embracing Surveillance

In recent years, there has been unabating tension surrounding security, freedom, and privacy – especially since the NSA scandal. True privacy seems to be becoming an ever smaller sphere. But, in Wired, Kevin Kelly writes that, instead of fighting constant surveillance and the loss of privacy, we should embrace it. He says that total surveillance … Read more

Fail

Failing Forward

This article relates how the most successful companies (Google, Facebook, Boeing, etc.) and even some schools actively entrust their success to the strategic merits of repeated failure. As Edison is reported to have said, “I have not failed 10,000 times, I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” God’s character is regularly called … Read more