One of the things I have come to feel is increasingly important, is to organize some sort of personal knowledge management. I have a number of different tools that I have been playing around with including Notion and Bear. The challenge is that I have essentially three things I want to solve for my in my workflow – one is writing, I want a dedicated … Continue reading Roam – some thoughts
New episode of Richard Allan’s podcast. All feedback welcome. Continue reading Regulate Tech #5: The Truth!
Scientists report that the residual amounts of drugs, like Prozac, are affecting the fish that live in waste water in weird ways. Here is a report from ScienceAlert: To probe further, Polverino and his team ran a two-year experiment in the lab, subjecting generations of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to targeted concentrations of fluoxetine at low levels, on par with the chemical’s pollution in aquatic environments, … Continue reading A weird lesson from prozac-infused fish
Predicting is hard, especially the future, as Yogi Berra supposedly pointed out. But it is interesting – but not necessarily for the reasons we originally think. Predicting the future is interesting not because you want to find out if you are right, but you want to use the predictions you make to tease out the narratives that are organizing your understanding of the world. I … Continue reading Practicing predictions (Mental models IX)
It is no secret that AI is currently a hot subject – in politics, law and, of course, in investing. The idea here is right: this new technology may well revolutionize business after business and not paying attention to it would be folly. But there is an interesting question sitting at the edges of the current fervor with which we pursue artificial intelligence, and that … Continue reading Balancing our intelligence investment portfolio
Available over at Axess’ wonderful website here. Continue reading Essay on utopias (in Swedish)
In an Edge-seminar held by Tetlock recently there was an interesting back and forth about the value of predictions. One view – held by Danny Hillis – could be simplified as: people do not think in predictions, they think in stories and so when people are wrong about the future they are in fact not wrong about predictions, but about what story we are in. … Continue reading The importance of red team storytellers
One of the core criticisms of platforms is that they have become far too powerful. While this is more of a throw-away comment, it is interesting to examine it up close to see if it can be turned into a hypothesis and tested – and what I am most interested in testing is not if platforms have become too powerful, since that will be a … Continue reading A question of power?
One interesting question in examining any ideology is where you start. What are your starting premises when you decide how you think we best live together and organize our polity? You can start in different places – someone starting from the assumption that the state rests on the divine will of God will have to start with how this divine will can be ascertained and … Continue reading A liberalism from first principles
In this episode Richard Allan discusses the future of news, the tension between publishers and platforms and much more! Hope you find it interesting! Continue reading New episode of Regulate Tech out! #4 About news and journalism.