.A good example of the overexamined lives led by American presidents is the fact that the White House has just released the list of books Barack Obama will be reading on his Hawaiian vacation.
On the list is Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem.
Seriously, how cool is that? The most powerful man in the world, as we like to call the current occupant of the Oval Office, is not only reading science fiction but Chinese science fiction! The global culture gets more global every day.
You can read about it here.
Happy New Year, everybody! I hope 2015 was kind to you. But whether it was or not, may 2016 be a hundred times better.