Most institutions are non-functional. This does not necessarily mean that the buildings are on fire or that layoffs are expected. Rather, most non-functional institutions are merely inadequately imitating functional institutions.
In a non-functional institution, everyone works towards the same socially-rewarded goals, rather than doing specialized work that combines to achieve the institution’s nominal function, such as winning wars or generating profits.
Far more people watch YouTube than like to admit. Not a bad thing! It has facilitated a revolution in the transfer of knowledge: samoburja.com/the-youtube-re…
Here is a thread of all my videos, organized as an overview on how I see the world and where it is going
Everyone has an implicit theory of history. Usually inconsistent and incoherent without explication and conscious work, it will nonetheless be the basis of much of your action in the world. With this concept in mind, what is yours?
What is the best methodology to learn something as vast and cross-disciplinary as history?
In this video, we try to bridge the gap from the overwhelming amount of historical facts to a coherent story of what actually happened. Watch here:
Thinking biological immortality makes things meaningless is cope, but a very human cope. We're stuck mortal so we make the most of these rationalizations.
To say old age isn't worth it because of frailty is evading the real argument. To equate immortality with being unable to die even if you wish is also evading the real argument.
A piece of evidence on underlying human preferences: At every opportunity to extend our health-span we do so. Healthy chosen very long, possibly infinite, life coincides very closely with people's revealed preferences.
Grounding intellectual trust remains an unsolved problem.
As individuals we cannot perform all the experiments or check all the mathematical proofs ourselves. We neither have time nor is it economically or socially viable.
If we rely on institutions to preform experiments or check proofs for us, this scarcity of time is reduced to a problem to one of collaborative commons. But managing collaborative commons is an unsolved problem as well!
In this piece I provide an intellectual justification for transmission of tacit skills through @YouTube. Once written people can use the piece to share their experience of learning without associated negative connotation...
@YouTube Observing online culture, it should be rather easy to write such justifications for Facebook and Twitter.
The writing environment however seems saturated with negative takes. The insight in those seems pretty much mined out.
@YouTube A reason for this might be that social media greatly benefits the power users and the very casual users. The former create content, and the latter use it as a phone book. Both of them use it to engineer and recreate their physical in person social lives.
All my published writing so far build on itself and ties together important concepts I use in my thinking on any given topic.
But I've realized I haven't explained how.
So let's go through it together! 📚🚀😄
Back in February 2018 my first post was an attempted to explain how regardless of @elonmusk's motives, he was performing an important public service by launching his Tesla Roadster away from Earth at 12,908 km/h.