If you can hack a computer’s software, can you hack a person’s life? During the first part of the 21st century, a wave of optimistic tech geeks thought so, proclaiming that the way to increase productivity—from sleeping efficiently to removing household stains—was to find and exploit shortcuts in the way we “code” daily life. At a time when our obsession with productivity shows no sign of waning, Kinfolk charts the rise and eventual mutation of this early internet philosophy. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/41418653/download.mp3 — TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Audio The New Narcissism Should you learn to love thy selfie? Audio A Gendered History of the Muse On women who inspire men. Audio Algorithms: The Ultimate Influencer On the hidden forces that shape your taste. Audio The Economy of Ideas Why is everyone reading Sapiens? Audio In Defense of Loneliness What’s the difference between loneliness and solitude? Audio The Great Influencer Scam Breaking down the logic of MLMs.