Introduce us to your team
What is the product you’re building?
We believe in tools, and the people who use them. We believe in tools that foster autonomy, encourage inquisitiveness, strengthen personal agency, and drive critical inquiry. We believe knowledge is the essential human project.
We’re building beam because we think something is fundamentally broken in the way the tools at our disposal have us use the web — and thus, our minds. It feels like we have not freely chosen our online practices — that they are habits we have helplessly picked up.
Our tools define our relationship with the world. Web browsers have framed our cognitive behavior to such an extent we don’t question it anymore. Can thinking be reduced to a search box with no memory or context? What is left of the thousands hours you spent on the web
Sequentially typing searches in a vacuum is not how we think as humans. We make the world our own by investing it with meaning, day after day. We need to reconnect with the pleasure we derive from making sense of things and with the ability to think, grow and build upon what we learned in autonomy.
It has nothing to do with being smart, fast or productive. To hell with productivity tools. It is time to build a tool aligned with our human nature.