Some of you may have noticed that I occasionally disappear for long stretches -- neither updating my RSS tech feed, posting in social media, or keeping up with email for months at a time. This tends to happen when I'm deeply involved in writing a book, as I was until recently. Now that I’ve finished (info to follow soon), I’m looking forward to wading back into the online world, interacting with readers, and discussing what I’ve been working on.

Of course, this sort of intermittent disengagement runs contrary to the constant contact culture of social media, but I find long periods of uninterrupted contemplation richly rewarding. That's not to say I am completely disconnected during these periods. Instead, I’m essentially running at ‘periscope-depth’ – researching, observing, and analyzing aspects of our culture and evolving trends without directly participating. A lurker? Perhaps, but constant interruptions tend to disperse my thoughts in unpredictable and unsatisfying ways, and since I have the luxury of occasionally playing the hermit, I do so.

For all of you who emailed me in the past few months, don’t be surprised if you get a reply out of the blue, and you can expect to see me posting more, both on my tech feed as well as here on Google+. I’ll post more shortly about my next book, which deals with autonomous drones and next-gen, anonymous warfare.
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