Ben’s 2017

Twenty seventeen: Donald’s first year. A year of exhaustion and planetary confusion and excess. Bitcoin briefly topped $20,000. Geopolitics is a reality show and no one knows what’s real anymore. This year we arrived at, and moved well beyond, some of the foreseen conditions of technological and political dystopia. Civilization-warping crises of public trust. I […]

Posted at 4pm on 12/31/17 | no comments; | Filed Under: Annual review | read on

Dwayne the Swamp

My 100% unironic take: Dwayne Johnson, the former WWE superstar known as The Rock, should run for president of the United States of America. Check it out on Quartz.

Posted at 2pm on 8/31/17 | no comments; | Filed Under: Uncategorized | read on


Hi, I’m Ben. I’m a public interest technologist and instigator. I lead development for R&D and innovation at the International Rescue Committee. Exploring the recently possible . Former open web booster

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