Looking forward, on this Friday, to turning into rainbows or volcanoes with all of you. This week I interviewed the legendary Mark Baumer.
Mark, what is a sentence?
The sentence was born in 1971. It weighed three-thousand pounds. Prior to the age of five, the sentence died twenty-seven thousand times a day. On its sixth birthday, the sentence decided to devote its life to the problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. Sometimes people ask the sentence why it is barefoot. The sentence does not believe in the luxury of being anything more than a sentence. For nearly two decades, the sentence was a businessman as well as the quantitative decision maker for almost every human alive. The world struggled. It was more fragile than everyone originally thought. The sentence began devoting large portions of its life to the art of intense seclusion. Once, the sentence spent almost four billion years alone. It did not speak to anyone. As technology continued to develop, people began using more and more artificial forms of the sentence. The organic and natural sentence that we all grew up with was abandoned. People believed in these new technologies so much that they began to wear artificial sentences on their faces. The american luxury of this new artificial sentence world was not infinite, but very few people accepted that they would ever have to give up the luxuries and comforts of this new sentence world. In an attempt to kill itself, the organic, natural, and very elderly sentence accidentally gave birth to something called the internet. This sort of happened yesterday. It’s too soon to know whether the internet is a good thing or a bad thing. Ultimately, the new sentence theories will probably infect everyone’s face with a disease similar to brain herpes and the internet will be heralded for a short span of twenty years before a piece of mud crawls out of the center of the earth and breathes on us until we all turn into volcanoes or rainbows.
Mark Baumer wrote 50 books last year.