The theme of my blog is the near future. The next 5-20 years. A somewhat neglected time window.
Over 5 years is beyond stock markets and most venture capital. Past where timing is everything. While staying under 20 years keeps me from drowning in the futurist deep end, speculating about magical technology that never arrives. Like cheap fusion power.
So I write on where existing technology trends might take us. Exponential trends like Moore’s law, genomics sequencing, etc. But also space, evolution, AI, economics, science, and more broadly how these shape society. A typical post starts with a journalistic recap of what’s happening now. Then illuminates what might happen next using any demographic, economic or technology trends that apply. For example the rise of zero marginal cost digital goods is driving change in business models and governance, reshaping media, and starting to impact health and transportation. More broadly it’s increasing risks for tech monopoly, changing income distributions, and upending our politics. Attention must be paid. That said, sometimes I write about things just because I find them interesting.
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My blog is called “Praxtime” since my name Nathan Taylor is so common you’d never find this site by searching on it. Praxtime is a take on praxis, learning by doing. In this case the doing is writing, the best way to drive thoughts to clarity. Often a post starts one way, but after rewrite and research goes another. This is a personal hobby, so I write as time permits. All are welcome!
Image Credit: The header image for my blog is the award winning astronomy photo Guiding Light To The Stars from theartofnight.com, the photography of Mark Gee. It's an amazing shot, and I really appreciate Mark Gee giving me written permission to use it. I encourage you to see more of his work at his website theartofnight.com, or follow him on facebook. Here's one more below.