A jack of all trades and master of none, Oliver's superpower is that he is able to sound plausible in almost any situation. He styles himself an amateur technologian and a professional pitchman not trying to sell anything. He constantly struggles with being a passionate generalist in an age that increasingly values specialization. He strives to master his fears of crowds, clowns, and peak oil before any of them can do him in. He likes chocolate, dogs (but not chocolate near dogs), and making things. He believes that waterjet cutters > laser cutters even though lasers >> water, and that 3D printers will someday become really useful.