My name is Shai Shapira. I’m a computer programmer and writer, originally from Israel, but have been moving from place to place constantly for many years now. I’ve worked mainly on information systems and gaming in my professional career, two fields I believe have the potential to improve people’s lives in ways not many people appreciate. I’m fascinated with understanding how the world works, and many of my projects and writing involve finding new ways to explore it.
In My Projects you will find various games I’ve developed independently (or mostly independently) over the years. Creating games has always been a great hobby of mine, and my games are often heavily experimental, often made to help me learn various things in addition to being fun to play.
In My Blog you will find some ideas I occasionally have about politics, economy, technology and others. I try not to focus too much on day-to-day events and politics, and examine the world from a more long-term perpective, trying to understand it through the lens of both history and gaming strategy, two things that do not normally get the attention they deserve in analyzing global trends. I’ve published several articles in other sources as well:
Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny (in Quillette Magazine)
כדור הארץ – הדור הבא (in Haayal Hakore)
הכרכום והתכלת: על התקרבות הודו לישראל (In Zavit Aheret)
הקרב הבא על אירופה (In Hayanshuf Blog)
I hope you’ll enjoy reading.
Any comments, questions, or other feedback that you don’t want to put in the public comments, you’re welcome to send to firstname.lastname@example.org.