This is an optimistic vision for the future of humankind, even with its asterisks. We could all use one right now.

Have you ever read a science fiction article? Buckle up.

In 174 years from now

Just so we get up to speed here, here’s a quick rundown:

The tenth billionth human was never born…


The invisible challenge of remote work is that many things happen automatically when you’re face to face — and it might take you a while to realize what’s missing in online interaction.

“We’re having the same amount of meetings. Why is everyone so tired? …


My bony friend Death

This article might be triggering. It mentions occultism, suicide (a couple of times), family violence and climate grief. If those themes are too disturbing, please refrain from reading. Take care of yourself first and foremost.

A couple of months ago I found myself in a situation so surreal that it…


Original image from Surgeon Simulator & Bossa Studios

I was 23 when I was introduced to a game that would fundamentally change the way I deal with losing. Particularly losing to other people.

At first I was enticed by the anecdotes: a game 3000 years old — older than the Roman Empire — had to be somewhat good…


I can finally picture it in my mind: the game that when I play, will change my life for good. Full of awe, I can also picture how it will change hundreds of millions of other people’s lives and will be the glue that bonds us together.

Turn us into…


You’re not sure why.

Perhaps it just looks cool. Perhaps it reminds you of a Tarantino movie. Point is: now you own a red lock box and you want to use it.

Your first instinct is to put money in it — this is what this type of box is…


same energy

When I was 8 my dad enlisted me in a theatre class. …


The 17 year old just said something about online analytics and SEO. The 39 year old agreed and made a witty comment about Minecraft videos. …


Everybody wants something out of the internet.

Likes. Sales. Subscribers. Shares. Reads. Everybody.

If your motivations are selfish or altruistic, it doesn’t matter. Articles both shaming and defending Trump seek exposure. Both oil and yoga workshops need to be sold.

The internet thus was built brick by brick to check…


Susan said - “the quickest cure for jetlag is sand under your feet”

41 hours of consecutive travelling. European airports, Middle-eastern airports, Oceanian airports. New Zealand at last. It was my first time in the country, yet two familiar faces were patiently waiting for one hour while my luggage got checked (for bombs and fruit, mostly fruit).

I’d never been so far from…

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I write about games, emotions and rituals

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