We are still collectively attempting to build economic perpetual-motion engines of constant growth when the tools for building resilient emergent complexities into a potentially organic financial ecosystem already exist within our shared scientific and technical, conceptual vocabularies… Continue reading Economics, Beyond Politics ?
While it remains true that we may never be smart enough to solve all of the problems of our world, we sure as hell won’t fix anything by failing to embrace change with what must of necessity be a dynamic, vibrant and living conceptual vocabulary and intellectual ecosystem... Continue reading Unwitting Economic Incompetence
I was recently reading some of David Hume‘s opinions on the values of keeping philosophical explanations as brief and to the point as possible. He criticises overly convoluted and unnecessarily esoteric language as demonstrating poor mastery of the topic being … Continue reading The Value of a Complex Text
The documentary “Transcendent Man” is an interesting reflection on Ray Kurzweil and his intriguing instantiation of a technological evangelism which envisions a Rapture-like technological singularity in which humanity will attain pseudo-omniscience and near-immortal longevity. The documentary itself is well balanced … Continue reading Ray Kurzweil: Electric Dreams
I wonder sometimes if all this digital media and virtual space we share is really something other than what it seems. We perceive a rich tapestry of choice and self-expression, a veritable cornucopia of tittilation, education and ideological assertion. It … Continue reading Go with the Flow: the Illusion of Choice ?