Chapter 1. The Ghostly LEGOs of Computing
The entire world right now is run by information. Our entire world is being controlled and operated by tiny invisible 1s and 0s that are flashing through the air and flashing through the wires around us.
—Chris Doyen, computer activist hiding out in Canada
Louis C. K. has a routine where his daughter asks a simple question that leads to the metaphysical issue people have pondered for ages. It begins with a question about why she can’t go outside in the rain, and why it’s raining, and why there are clouds, and it becomes a dissertation on why Louis doesn’t know more, and why he didn’t listen in school, ...