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Your Oddly-Shaped Mind

"There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network." — Guy Almes Last time we explored how your body — a tube of cogitating meat that you (sort

Boundaries of Your Body

Some will say that 'you' are your body. That everything that happens to 'you,' happens to your body, and vice versa. That you ought to identify, therefore, with your organs and tissues, your face, your DNA, and your brain —

The Aesthetics of Personal Identity

Forgive the seemingly sophomoric question, but... Who are you, exactly? Or to put it another way: Which parts or facets of the universe do you identify with? This question, so easy to ask, is all but impossible to answer in

Technical Debt of the West

(Originally published at Ribbonfarm.) Here's a recipe for discovering new ideas: Examine the frames that give structure (but also bias) to your thinking. Predict, on the basis of #1, where you're likely to have blind spots. Start groping around in