I'm excited to announce that I've accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at The World Table, and I want to tell you why.
For two decades, I've worked in information technology, including leadership roles in software engineering and marketing technology. For about half that time, I've seriously networked with engineers, scientists, futurists, philosophers, and others interested in emerging technology and its cultural ramifications. And for the last year or so, I've worked as a technology and culture consultant. Along the way, I've collaborated with interesting people, worked on fascinating projects, and encountered inspiring ideas. Some of the best ideas, projects, and people are coming together at The World Table.
So much anti-religious dogmatism, so much misrecognized religiosity, so little time. It's a wonder to me that some clearly sophisticated persons can express such unsophisticated opinions about religion. Maybe it's just because we all have vested interests? On the one hand, those who have distanced themselves from tradition seek to justify their choice, as those who have continued to embrace tradition likewise would justify themselves. What's to be made of the strange creatures, arguably not so uncommon now or ever, that reject any notion of the choice being all or nothing or even mutually exclusive? What's to be made of emerging culture that would both conserve and discard tradition in various ways to various extents?