I'm Ben; I live in San Francisco. I write software and do research, often aimed at improving or saving the world. I love thinking about artificial intelligence, philosophy, cryptography, and robotics.

I'm originally from Blacksburg, Virginia, and lived there through my undergraduate degree, which was in Computer Engineering. In Blacksburg I spent an unusual amount of time in Bollo's Cafe and Bakery, and helped to start Hacksburg, Blacksburg's first community hackerspace.

If you have any feedback for me, I'd love to hear it. You can submit it anonymously (or pseudonymously) via the form here.