It seems that if you compost an internet’s worth of written knowledge, the text starts to speak back. When pushed to its extreme, literature gives birth…

January 2023

How does this change the internet? A handful of guesses.

December 2022

In his book The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama describes a political dilemma called the bad emperor problem. Here is the bad emperor…

November 2022

TLDR: we have raised a seed round to further our mission of building a decentralized commons for thought. We’re building an open protocol, and an app on…
While analyzing a global history databank spanning 10,000 years, Shin, et al found a disconcerting pattern. Civilizations scale until they are…

October 2022

Imagine a notebook. It lives on your computer, and is encrypted with keys only you have access to. This notebook is designed to last decades, a…
We’ve been making a lot of headway on Noosphere the last few weeks. New contributors, progress on a Noosphere CLI, and the beginnings of the p2p petname…
Adewale Oshineye juxtaposed these two quotes in the Subconscious Discord recently: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from…

September 2022

Complex systems can evolve from simple systems only if there are stable intermediate forms. (Donella Meadows, 2008. Thinking in Systems)
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and…

August 2022

A provocation from Dawkins: ideas are alive! The gene, the DNA molecule, happens to be the replicating entity that prevails on our own planet. There may…
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