IamA cognitive neuroscientist who writes about how work literally causes brain damage. Right now, I am working on a book about machine consciousness and LSD. AMA!
I am the author of Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/autopilot/ which explores the psychological and neural benefits of idleness. The book makes a serious neuroscientific argument that our wage-slave society and busyness obsession cause brain damage. There is a game about the book too! http://www.orbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/autopilot/autopilot.html I have degrees in cognitive science from Lund University in Sweden. I am currently working on a new book about machine consciousness and LSD.
Hey everyone thanks for the great questions. I've got to go let my brain rest now, but this was great! Thanks very much, and be sure to check out my book "Autopilot" if you want to know more.
Ok I am back, thank you for all the great questions! Will try to keep answering.