Reading List

I love reading, particularly books that take a cherished view of mine and rip it out of my hands with rigorous and logical argumentation.

Here I keep a list of books I've particularly loved and regularly cite in other articles and interviews.

Technology and futurism

Ethics (in the classical sense)

Worldview solvents

Incerto by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Five volumes and 1872 pages of absolute brain-busting epistemic gold (at least for someone, like me, who came from a background in the social sciences, where a naive faith in quantitative modeling and the Normal Distribution pervaded everything).

Straw Dogs by John Gray

Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan

Love and human connection

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Novelization) by Gene Roddenberry.

Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation (Portraits of American Genius) by Yvonne Fern.

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha.

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam