Chris Castig General Manager at Trust Machines. Adjunct Prof at Columbia University Business School.

The Programmable Self

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The Programmable Self

Why there’s always somewhere better to be

The Programmable Self

The Programmable Self
New Yorkers love Instagram. I love tacos and thought my drawings might too.
The Programmable Self
Ah… so this is what Hong Kong is like.

Humans Operate Like Machine Code

The Programmable Self

  1. see someone text me “I love you” (I feel loved)
  2. hear the announcement that the train is delayed (I feel frustration)
  3. A stranger touches my waist while moving past me ( I feel uncomfortable)
  4. smell french fries (I feel hunger)
  5. taste a ginger mint (I feel a burst of relaxation)
  6. think “I’m going to be late for work.” (I feel helpless).

The Programmable Self

The Responsibility of Our Senses

Horrifying public crimes can, and do, occur in well-lighted subway stations when no effective eyes are present. They virtually never occur in darkened theaters where many people and eyes are present. […] Without effective eyes to see, does a light cast a light? Not for practical purposes.

The Programmable Self
If a human body falls onto the subway, and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?
The Programmable Self
Seven people on the street, six are in boxes. You’re all alone baby!

Final Thoughts

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Chris Castig General Manager at Trust Machines. Adjunct Prof at Columbia University Business School.