As a high school student, I had the opportunity to get my hands on an Apple II. The first program I wrote was the standard “Hello World” application. It was just a few lines of code, but it changed everything. Typically, individuals with an interest in computers are funneled into engineering and computer science, but I soon discovered my fascination was not with the computer strictly speaking. I was more interested in the nature of this technology and its broader social consequences, or what is called the philosophy of technology.
As a researcher and scholar, I bring a unique perspective and skill-set to the pursuit of this subject, combining academic training in philosophy with over two decades of experience developing award-winning applications for the Internet. Because of this synthesis of theoretical knowledge and practical skill, my work has achieved an international reputation in a relatively short period of time. I have published seven influential and award-winning books, and the impact of my research can be characterized in terms of these literary milestones.