Some physicists and philosophers would say no, time is an illusion; time is not real. How can that be? Is our sense of time all wrong?
Hear actress Emily Blunt read the story "The Cast" from Sum.
Lately we've heard the concern about the ease with which disinformation spreads -- the problem of fake news. But is our era meaningfully different from previous eras?
Communicating science to the public can take time away from a busy research career. So why should scientists do it? I offer a manifesto of six reasons in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Hear my friend Alan Burdick discuss his new book on time perception...
In September, 2009, Sum became the number 2 book in the United Kingdom on Amazon's bestseller list, only behind Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.
Listen to an interview on BBC's Today Programme regarding the new iPad book Why the Net Matters.