The Efficiency Delusion

Optimizing how we live, work, and play is embedded deep in the psyche of coders and American culture. But how much efficiency is too much?

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We believe that if technology can make some aspect of our lives more efficient, we’ll get back free time. Instead, we often to have to recalibrate what we do.

Life is a spreadsheet

“We believe that if technology can make some aspect of our lives more efficient, we’ll get back free time to do the things we actually find meaningful. Instead, we often have to recalibrate what we do.”

The Efficiency Delusion

“Unfortunately, once something is no longer novel and the change in tempo or style stops feeling fresh, the effect fades.”

Prof. Philosophy at RIT. Latest book: “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere. http://eselinger.org/