The Threat to Science No One Talks About
Joe Brewer

@ Pietro

“No single human being knows how to build a computer from scratch.” The fragility of cultural knowledge and ideas about how to preserve it are captured in this very accessible chapter from the Handbook of Human Computation:

Of course this is true, but also no one knows how to make even a simple pencil from scratch.

Economics is about how we cooperate with millions of other people to achieve ends. And the amazing thing about the modern economy is that it generates this cooperation without a dictator or mastermind.

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