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Will cooperation replace competition?

Enthusiasm has been growing in many places about new, more cooperative models for organizing society, replacing capitalism as we know it today. Advocates of these new models are convinced a broad transition to large-scale collaboration is "inevitable" and starting to happen. Those of us who have not drunk the cool-aid yet sympathize (everybody is cooperating…

An angry future has broken with the past

It can't continue as it has. Raw materials consumption. Pollution. CO2 emissions. Healthcare costs. Debt. We have known this for years. But somehow, that different future always has been – well, in the future, only to be worried about in the abstract. And then, all of a sudden, it is crystal clear that we are…

I’m done with War On Anything

The older I get, the more I realize that I have no interest whatsoever to make war on anybody or anything. I don't care for: War on other countries, people or religions War on drugs, poverty, and so many other things War on competitors, etc. etc Renaming the "War Room" at Uber to "Peace Room"…

Facebook: we do your propaganda for a fee

tldr: The 2016 US election and the 2015 Brexit vote were no exceptions. Instead, they have convinced everybody how effective of a manipulation weapon Facebook is. So expect more manipulations, in elections and otherwise. P.S: No, it can't be fixed. [caption id="attachment_3445" align="alignright" width="660"] Image credit: Guerilla Labs[/caption] This post was prompted by two excellent,…

It’s not about science …

Lots of people are marching for science today, all over the world. A good cause! But it's worth mentioning that the core issue is not about science at all. It is about whether we can observe the world around us, form accurate models of understanding based on those obersations, use those models to make accurate…