The great enigma of scientific and technological progress: for every great leap forwards there exists a concurrent potential for even greater (catastrophic) leaps backwards. Continue reading CRISPR Wars: The Inevitability of Technological Entropy ?
Ideological turbulence, media distrust, fake news and the hyper-inflating bias towards successfully self-propagating inflammatory rhetoric in (or as) social media is one instance of a broader principle through which life and intelligence negotiate and harness or exploit entropy in information and energy processing systems. Continue reading The Implicit Psychological Entropy of Social Media
Life is commonly considered as antithetical to death but in some ways, there may be a common ground and source between them. Continue reading Between Life and Death
Is it possible to genuinely acknowledge or effectively disentangle the diverse patterns and consequences of environmental disruption without also simultaneously addressing the core epistemological shortcomings of human cognition, of human nature ? Continue reading Solving the Problem of Environmental Degradation requires us to Solve Ourselves
The endless stoking of the fires of difference might do little over a longer term to benefit the ideological and political voices and positions of liberalism and humanism. Continue reading A Paradox of Online Political Engagement
The Cosmos appears to accelerating internally in some strange and as yet inexplicable way. Awesome… Continue reading An Accelerating Cosmos ?
Bureaucracy produces the preconditions for the intractable complexity of those problems to which it itself is aspirationally directed… Continue reading Catastrophic Bureaucracy