Scott's modest review of Surfing Uncertainty has shone a light into the human mind. Of course I'm dutifully cautious of a model that seems to explain everything, but it's interesting, even if as a curio.
"Look at your phone. You see a mere tool, there to do your bidding, and perhaps that’s the way your phone sees you, the dutiful but otherwise unremarkable robot that from time to time plugs it into an electrical socket."
In this piece I found a stirring, something similar to the feeling those sci-fi shorts from my teen years used to give me.