Autonomous cars are not working because they follow the rules. All the time. They drive too slow, they don't roll through stop signs, and they aren't aggressive enough to fit the flow of regular human traffic. First of all, how can you legally design into the algos of the car to break the speed limit? But more importantly, and beyond the realm of car-driving, which is better - the perfect world of autonomous-everything, or the one where messy, impatient, fallible humans run the show?
First things first, that's not a picture of me, although it could be any one of us. It's a painting by Alex Grey.
Next, the Limbic Signal is an extension of my book Hidden Scents: The Language of Smell in the Age of Approximation. It's a work of non-fiction that tries to understand the dearth of information on the topic of Smell. In other words, you can't Google smells, so I'm here to spark interest in your hidden sense, and to help you find answers where a text-based search algorithm cannot. The blog Network Address is a personal archive that I like to keep online for easy access.
I'm a thirty-something male from Suburbia, New Jersey, and worked for some time as a high school visual arts instructor, and more recently as a technical consultant. In my spare time I am an independent researcher and writer.
Hidden Scents The Language of Smell in the Age of Approximation is my first attempt at authoring a work of non-fiction, and serves as a response to the dearth of information on the topic of Smell.