Too often you fail until you succeed, and then you are expected to stop failing. Once you have succeeded you supposedly know something that helps you to avoid further failure. But that is not the way of science. Success can lead only to more failure. The success, when it comes, has to be tested rigorously and t…
…ne misinformation — but the evidence is far more nuanced than current debate allows. Unfortunately, blaming fake news for what’s wrong with our politics is easier than recognizing it as a response to the demand for misinformation that polarization has created.
…heir garage door or adjusting the heating. Passwords for every individual device are a non-starter. Large-scale biometric scanning is inevitable. If this all works with systems that endlessly check precisely who is doing what, rather than simply that whoever is doing something has the right to be doing it, privacy as it has been understood is over.
Losing the instinct to understand motivation, to look for causes, to dig beyond the obvious answer to see how someone explains or rationalises their action means we will get worse at winning over those we disagree with, worse at tackling the problems we face, and worse at understanding the world.
xclude a set of actors from formal research processes. In this sense, we must constantly interrogate whose interests openness is serving and whose is it neglecting and stay vigi…ve historically been used to exclude a set of actors from formal research processes. In this sense, we must constantly interrogate whose interests openness is serving and whose is it neglecting and stay vigilant of the ways in which openness may amplify or bridge power asymmetries.
You should start thinking about all the ways to destroy your system or you won’t be able to defend it. If you aren’t imagining all the ways a hostile group will use the power of blockchain, one that doesn’t share your views on openness and freedom and collaboration, then you’re just naive.
, development,…e world to us as a never ending string of sensational, unusual, terrible, rapidly forgotten events. In contrast to fake news, which is misleading because it’s simply untrue, real news misleads us in a more subtle and fundamental way. It gives us a deeply skewed view of probability, history, progress, development, and relevance.
…thers. There are some gems and real diamonds in the ruff as well as ones that have yet to come out. We need a recovery where the good coins distance themselves from the not so good ones, just as the stock market rewards performance with varying degrees of valuation multiples that are not so arbitrarily granted to companies, but are based on deserving realities.