Most of the major sites we use now purport to be able to “customize” what they show you based on what you’ve looked at before. But this worrying fascination is built on some logical lapses about who we are and what our behavior really exposes about ourselves.
Your biographer is screwed. You are leaving nearly nothing behind. While you pour your energies and thoughts into the machine sitting in front of you, you are leaving nearly nothing about you that your descendants will be able to find. You know it’s true. Compared to your parents, or your grandparents, what are you handing… Read more »