The pace layers below must move more slowly than the pace layers above, else they could not act as a platform for the layers above.
You want to push all innovation toward the software edges, so that innovation can happen at the speed of thought. When we limit capabilities of software through app store regulations, or couple them to OS and hardware, we slow the cycle time of innovation by years, even decades.
Rust is using group storytelling to make grounded design decisions. “We are launching a collaborative effort to build a shared vision document for Async Rust. Our goal is to engage the entire community in a collective act of imagination.” blog.rust-lang.org/2021/03/18/asy…
Collaborative storytelling works really well for navigating wicked problems — complex design challenges with multiple stakeholders, contradictory values, and no single optimal solution. Storytelling works because it helps us navigate our values together.
What's going on here? The Mechanical Turk (fake) pranked inventors into making radical technological advances (real)... Which means all these things were already possible, but they didn't seem plausible.
The Mechanical Turk expanded the range of the plausible.
Juxtaposing with this @SeshatDatabank paper. Institutions are like civilizational CPUs, making group coordination decisions, and civilizations scale until their CPUs are swamped by the information environment.
@SeshatDatabank The internet radically increased the efficiency of information distribution. The complexity of our information environment has exploded, and our sensemaking tools are struggling to catch up. Institutions are DDOS'd by the sheer volume of information.