If language let humans send a thought from one brain to another, writing let them stick a thought onto a physical object, like a stone, where it could live forever.

Tim Urban

Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk.

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Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future
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April 20, 2017
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Religion for the Nonreligious
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October 19, 2014
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The Story of Us
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August 26, 2019
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A whimsical and thought-provoking look at how large numbers of interthinking brains turn individual organisms into a larger, coherent superorganism, and how easy it is for such a superorganism to deteriorate if its constituent cells neglect it.


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