It’s Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, and while I could wax rhapsodic about the impact the show had on me, one thing that persists, even now, every day, is how I learned how to be a good leader by watching Starfleet captains. Sometimes they were exceptional. Other times they really weren’t. I always learned something.
My smart colleague George Dvorsky over at Gizmodo published a defense of “radical life extension” this morning. This is a largely pseudo- or quasi-scientific pursuit favored by billionaire parasite Peter Thiel (among others), based upon the idea that, essentially, death is a pathology rather than a natural fact of…
I've worked in enough offices to recall the temptation of copy machines. "Come here, you bad girl! Use me!" they'd shout, but I'd remain firm in my sensibilities, unlike these office hussies. But let's at least learn something from them.
Twilight Zone turns 50 years old today, so to celebrate here are the most important moral lessons we learned from this ground-breaking anthology series. For example: You should never trust an alien.