How the World Works

Blind monks examining an elephant, an ukiyo-e print by Hanabusa Itchō (1652–1724)

We live in the best of times, living longer and healthier lives than ever before. We live in the worst of times with climate change threatening to end human civilization for ever.

How to make sense of this tangled beast?

I do so by grabbing one big theme and bringing all my resources to bear upon it: from meditation to myth, metaphysics to mathematics. This year - that’s 2022 - I am focusing my efforts on the metaverse.

Why should you care?

You are a thoughtful person who wants to know where humanity is going and what it’s going to be like when we arrive, someone who wants a quiet space for ideas and reflection.

If so, this newsletter is for you.

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Curious beast. Lover of Wisdom. Figuring out how the world works.