My Analysis of our World’s Problems
Until last year, I worked within the corporate part of the tech industry. My specialty was solving large complex problems through analysis, learning, strategic action and hard work. Since leaving, I’ve mostly been focused on two things: How to turn skilled work into money without committing the majority of my…
You don’t understand the world
That would be literally impossible — Our senses are limited. Our memory is lossy. Our understandings are flawed. Our biases are heavily slanted in favor of ourselves, in a world with billions of individuals. Our bodies exist in shared physical space. Our minds exist in places where taking the last slice of pizza could be unforgivable. Over a lifetime, people learn how the “world works” based upon their own personal experiences.
That would be literally impossible
Our senses are limited.
Our memory is lossy.
Our understandings are flawed.
Our biases are heavily slanted in favor of ourselves, in a world with billions of individuals.
Our bodies exist in shared physical space.
Our minds exist in places where taking the last slice of pizza could be unforgivable.
Over a lifetime, people learn how the “world works” based upon their own personal experiences.
Our individual understanding is unique.
We each see a slice of a much larger whole, often with bad data. Sometimes we’re targeted by intentional disinformation, or propaganda intended to change our spending habits. Or worse.
We exist in something we couldn’t possibly comprehend.
But we think we understand.
The Problem With Our Economy
we are in the wake of a great shifting awaken you better free your mind before they illegalize thought there’s a war going on the first casualty was truth and it’s inside you the universe is counting on our belief that faith is more powerful than fear and in that the shifting…
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions. The things in…
This one secret they don’t want you to know
Nearly everything about how we live is open to change, if you’re able to look past social constructs. Our species hasn’t changed much, biologically speaking, in the last five centuries (or far longer). The amazing differences in our diversity in manners of living are due to differences in group knowledge…
State of the (dis)Union
It is in our best interest to pay attention to the growing extremism. People view the world through internalized narratives. We each have limited, flawed and subjective understandings of reality, which then shapes how we expect to act and be treated in the world. Each human experience is unique, but…
Our politics are not based upon reality.
The Trump Presidency is often (rightly) portrayed as being divorced from reality. I believe these are the symptoms of his worldview. Trump believes that he has been successful in his life because he is genetically superior. He regularly talks about coming from “good genes”. …
The unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates (in Plato’s Apology) In the software world there’s a handy utility called diff, which gives you the ability to take two similar files or groups of files, and find out how they differ. This type of comparison can make small changes…