A Smug Note About Individual Wealth

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Imagine you're stranded on an island. Alone. You only have what you can create yourself.

Then imagine you work really hard. What will you end up with? A hut? Some nets? Maybe a raft. Some equipment fashioned from wood, rock and whatnot? Maybe a pet seagull. And some freshly cooked fish?

No electronics, no complex tools, no electricity, no computers, no tinned food, milled components, no plastics, no pencils, no rubber bands, solar panels ...

... you get the idea.

Scaling Artificial Intelligence and What It May Mean for the Self

Friday, March 16th 2012


Our brains have limited processing capacity. It causes discomfort when complexity exceeds our processing capacity. So humans seek simplicity. This obvious observation explains - in simple terms ;-) - a great deal society.


Thursday, March 15th 2012

The process of seeking simplicity is always complicated.


Wednesday, March 14th 2012

The Darklord sat slumped in his black throne, his face obscured by a hood. His cadaverous fingers idly caressed the orb at the end of his Evil Sceptre.

He was in deep cogitation.

His minions looked on with trepidation.

The Darklord rose slightly.

"The time has come," he intoned. "Unleash the battle bees."


Wednesday, March 14th 2012


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