Counter-cultures that become popular inevitably invalidate themselves. You cannot actually exist on the periphery when everyone else inhabits the same space. Continue reading Statistically Hipster
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
What is a significant innovation? What are the most algorithmically concise paths in any recombinatory possibility-space between significant innovations? Continue reading Understanding Innovation
Good fortune or success may be more often a matter of statistical probability than of human intention or intervention. Continue reading Blind Chance
The emergence of structured and patterned complexity may just be an inevitable consequence of a Cosmos in which the self-replicating, iterating logical process of self-replication itself represents the simplest, low-energy (and minimal algorithmic information complexity) state of any dynamical process. Continue reading Emergent Complexity as Logical and Material Inevitability
The arrival of conscious observers in the Universe is not so much a miraculous surprise as a probabilistic inevitability hard-coded into the symmetries and logic of matter and physics. Continue reading Is Consciousness Inevitable ?
This is not my life… Continue reading Once in a Lifetime