I’ve just read Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age for the second time. What a fantastic book. I liked it even more the second time. The book is set 100 years in the future, when society is divided into various cultures, or phyles. Each individual can choose what phyle they belong to, and therefore what moral Read more…

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It’s been a week full of Happiness TM. On Oprah, Goldie Hawn has been telling America the secrets of happiness, from her new Oprah-funded documentary about Positive Psychology. The Guardian has been keeping us happy, particularly with some Headspace meditation podcasts. And on the BBC News, every morning this week, Action for Happiness, the UK Read more…

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