“0 the Humanity”

I dreamed that the title of the book I’m working on in reality, which doesn’t yet have a firm title, was “0 the Humanity” — 0 as in zero, as in binary 1s and 0s, referring of course to data and technology and their impact on humanity. Which is indeed what the book is about.

It seemed quite clever, except in the dream as I was being introduced before keynotes and book readings, people kept pronouncing it “zero the humanity.” Which sounds, well, kind of like the opposite of the underlying message of hope mixed with pragmatism I’m trying to bring to the work.

“And now here’s the author of ‘Zero the Humanity,’ Kate O’Neill!”

Yeah, I’m not going to do that. 🙂

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