The Great Stagnation is a book(let) that discusses (Amongst other things) how we’ve run out of innovation steam in America. The theory is – we have used up all the low-hanging fruits in our country: our land, our natural resources,… Read moreThe Great Stagnation – my review
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
Every man is, no doubt, by nature, first and principally recommended to his own care; and as he is fitter to take care of himself than of any other person, it is fit and right that it should be so
This was a very interesting read: Opinions Of course, I ignored the statements that didn’t match my priors, and thus I found it to provide compelling support for my point of view.
Things real people don’t say about advertising
Refer back to here if you want to know what ’ems’ are. So imagine someone drops off a brain-scanner (BrainScanner9000) and a copy of BrainOS 3.1 at your door. You can use the BrainScanner9000 to produce a perfect copy of… Read morewhat would a world of ’ems’ look like
http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2011/01/hanson_on_the_t.html The theory is that we’re going to develop simulations of existing brains (inside computers) before we develop artificial intelligence. And, subsequently, we’ll developed incredibly cheap simulations of existing brains (inside incredibly cheap computers) at some point not terribly far… Read moreCool ideas about the future
I don’t think Mr. Kirn understands it very well: What annoys me about the recommendation “engines” that drive e-commerce nowadays is their denial that I possess free will, or at least their denial that I often exercise it. I’m told… Read moreCollaborative Filtering