This site showcases some of my ideas, projects and other interests. Basics: I am lucky to live in Colorado with my wonderful wife, talented teenage stepson and to work at Sustainable Supply with great coworkers in an exciting industry.
I am fascinated with the evolving ways we can acquire goods and services. The many changes in technology have had an immense impact on the possibilities of what goods we can discover, afford, have access to as well as how and when we can get them. New technology changes how we get items and what we want. New norms and expectations will impact customer satisfaction as well as encourage different types of business models. We have a long way to go in both the technology and platforms we use. I am very fortunate to be working in this field with a great company.
Projects (just for fun)
These are a few of the just for fun projects that I have worked over the years.
I have enjoyed a number of endurance sports including endurance biking, running, and triathlon.
I am an avid reader (listener) on many topics including psychology, business, marketing, self-improvement, philosophy, sociology, technology, startup, and design. I am working on taking notes related to the ideas in many of the books I read so I will have quick access to many important ideas I do not want to forget and can share with others.
Normative Ethics (a topic I think about often)
What we can ground normative ethics in that will be true in all situations?
Good consequences are the end goal but we often use non-consequences based tools (rules, virtues) in day to day moral decision making. (thinking fast and consequentially)
It makes sense we have non-consequence based strong beliefs (no stealing, no murder, be loyal) but that is because we evolved to solve real-world problems to help us survive, not theoretical ones.
The goal we should aim for (what we mean by good consequences) is to do what an all caring, knowing, rational mind would do/ want. ACKRM. This does not need to exist, nor does it as far as I know. But we can make better guesses in regards to what would get us closer to what ACKRM would do/want.
This framework is not useful when answering day to day ethical questions. But it is useful when answering questions about distant future norms, evaluating past evolved norms, other species, repugnant conclusion, post-singularity goals and some other odd situations where our instincts or evolved norms do not give us the best consequences.