Past, current, and future books.
Coming in 2022, this book (with temporary bad cover) provides a first principles theory of why we have emotional expressions, and derives their meaning and structure.
Emotional expressions are how social animals negotiate, and correspond to bets of reputation. It is via these bets of social capital that reputations rise and fall in a functioning social network.
This book provides new foundations for understand the true role of free expression, and why emotional expressions are ironically so important.
Emotional expressions are so fundamentally part of our evolved communication system that our very color vision itself is designed so as to detect it.
This book covers a myriad of research discoveries in vision, and Chapter 1 in particular describes how our peculiar primate-variety color vision is optimized to see the blushes, blanches, flushes and other skin color states on the bare skin of others.
Free expression is as much about the ability to perceive emotional expression as it is the ability to express it.
We fit modern technological society so well not because we bend to it, but, rather, because society has culturally evolved to bend to our unchanging brain.
HARNESSED is the story of how cultural evolution has shaped language and music to fit us, rather than the other way around.
One of the underappreciated values of free expression is to allow continued cultural evolution, which is what has made us astronomically beyond our biological selves.
Written before the mass hysteria of 2020, Human 3.0 is a book for the 2020s. It's about human nature and the societal forces that arise out of it: Mass delusions, cultural evolution, infectious fear of the infectious, irrational social narratives, and the impacts of new technologies that bring us upward while simultaneously ripping us apart.
A must-read for those struggling to understand what it is to be human, when much of the world seems to have forgotten.