Of Interest… No. 0003
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Any conversation that tackles subjects such as “Snakes and trains, like the particles of physics, have no objective, observer-independent features” is going to be both a mind bender and joy to read.
A good discussion on the relationship of technical and product risk, especially for hardware products.
The policy debate around the transfer/robbery of $50M from The Dao has created a very interesting conundrum. If a system is ruled by decentralized code and we don’t like the output, what form of centralized governance should “correct” the problem? There is no simple answer and I suspect the law of unintended consequences will rear its ugly head.
Between Apple and Google, their expression of corporate philosophy on privacy is becoming more and more clear. Apple’s push with “differential privacy” contrasts starkly with Google’s approach to unite large sets of disparate activity data.