Jon Gold


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September 23, 2014 · 1 minute read


He opens Twitter and taps away at his keyboard.

“It would be really great if amazing designers and developers would work on meaningful things instead of yet more selfie apps”

His finger lingers over the send button. He pauses, and goes back to Xcode.

He’s coding a selfie app too.


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Jon Gold

Jon Gold is a technologist, musician, and attention activist researching the long-term future of computation at Airbnb, focusing on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence & the creative process. Contact