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  1. Jan 2023
    1. They build, own, and manage their own facilities. They hire veterans. They had some ideas for how to encourage local ecotourism: A solar-powered visitors’ center. Sponsorship for more and bigger OHV races. A new RV park. Job training. Support for local community organizations

      I mean...this is conscious capitalism no?

    1. This captiousness is not my favorite aspect of myself. I know that I’m actually wrong about all this stuff, that gun people call guns guns and point them all over the place, but I can be pedantic, even about things I have no interest in. If it helps, I also bristle at anyone referring to a vinyl record as “a vinyl.”

      this guy is autistic lol

    1. I thought that if we just redistributed resources, then we could solve every problem. I now know that’s not true. There’s a funny moment when you realize that as an activist: The off-ramp out of extreme poverty is, ugh, commerce, it’s entrepreneurial capitalism. I spend a lot of time in countries all over Africa, and they’re like, ‘Eh, we wouldn’t mind a little more globalization actually’.

      I had an eerily similar experience

  2. Sep 2022
    1. Coordination involves incentivizing people to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do

      This is key, the issue isn't motivating people to just follow their passions or whatever

    2. The mindset that “research funding” is all that research enabling organizations do is wrong.

      For instance, maybe Gitcoin should offer more incubation style support versus small sums.

    1. Our plan is to bring the best of old-school blogging to a modern news feed experience and to have our editors and senior reporters constantly updating the site with the best of tech and science news from around the entire internet. If that means linking out to Wired or Bloomberg or some other news source, that’s great — we’re happy to send people to excellent work elsewhere, and we trust that our feed will be useful enough to have you come back later. If that means we just need to embed the viral TikTok or wacky CEO tweet and move on, so be it — we can do that

      Chainverse can play a role in personalization/recommendations for feed first platforms. Perhaps we can create our own feed.

    1. Staying disciplined. Despite its success, USV has kept its funds small. Its latest early-stage vehicle is $275 million, a modest sum for a franchise of its stature. This discipline has helped USV maximize returns.

      quite small considering the investment universe

  3. Aug 2022
    1. but simply because the vow had itself changed who the vower was.

      you are your commitments

    2. Forms of modern life may differ in quite a few respects – but what unites them all is precisely their fragility, temporariness, vulnerability and inclination to constant change. To “be modern” means to modernize – compulsively, obsessively; not so much just “to be,” let alone to keep its identity intact, but forever “becoming,” avoiding completion, staying underdefined.

      modernity is a process, it's constantly becoming

    1. But as Echo Chambers grow in size, it becomes a greater challenge to hold them together by shared ideas—so usually, the binding beliefs are honed down and simplified to the common denominator ideas that the whole community can get behind. So while Idea Labs get even smarter and more nuanced as they grow, growing Echo Chambers become even dumber and more sure of themselves.

      Key for growth

    2. Tribal language is the Primitive Mind’s way of signaling to each other: “Let’s fucking do this. Let’s band together and go to war.”

      EchoChambergood bull

    3. First, it comes from a core distinction between how the two cultures view ideas. Idea Labs see people and their ideas as separate entities—people are meant to be respected, ideas are not

      Identify areas that are not echo chambers

    4. about

      To find valueslack for lkeytepirs and sentiment

    5. shared understanding that they’re all ultimately on the same truth-seeking team.


    6. The thing going on here is that Idea Labs are micro-divided, and macro-united. On a micro scale, Idea Labs and the people within them disagree often—that’s the intellectual diversity component.


    7. One of the coolest properties of an Idea Lab is its ability to play nicely with other Idea Labs and seamlessly meld together with them into larger Idea Labs. Take the simplest example: two couples.

      Can this dbmensard

    8. This single, multi-mind thinking system is far superior to its individual members at learning new things and separating truth from fiction

      ml to extract core beliefs and justifiators and tensionwithatherclusters?

    9. In a good trust network, the Skepticism character (i.e. the Belief Bouncer) is able to trust the Conviction character, which can spare everyone a bunch of work. When a proven high-rung thinker expresses info with a lot of conviction umph, the listener will lower the skepticism ohms without thinking too hard about it.


    10. In a good trust network, the Skepticism character (i.e. the Belief Bouncer) is able to trust the Conviction character, which can spare everyone a bunch of work. When a proven high-rung thinker expresses info with a lot of conviction umph, the listener will lower the skepticism ohms without thinking too hard about it.


    11. An Idea Lab has a binding process too: the scientific method

      References to data

    12. typical liberal democracy is premised on Enlightenment values like freedom and equal opportunity; an Idea Lab centers around the Enlightenment values of truth and free expression.

      Key Jest measureofnetworkhealth is diversity of influence

    13. control

      Apply networkanalysis to culture and subculture

    14. Cultures use incentive systems too. Instead of physical shocks or jail time as penalties, cultures enforce their values with social and psychological punishments like criticism, ridicule, shame, and ostracism. Instead of Snausages or money, they use rewards like praise, acceptance, approval, respect, and admiration.


    15. Each of those slices plays a role in influencing the thoughts and behavior of the individuals, and in turn, each person plays a small part in influencing the giants they’re a part of.

      How do we. Under start this?

    1. Broadly, OFAC has expanded its ability to sanction crypto actors and has rapidly increased the speed and bore with which it designates wallet addresses, but it has not hit that many wallet addresses overall. The office, while it wields theoretically broad powers, has limited resources. Consequently, each hit bears major significance for the Treasury’s subsequent policy direction. 

      this leaves out some of the most important guidance from treasury lol

  4. Jul 2022
    1. Many other investors are also working to broaden ownership of their companies. Insight Global, a staffing company owned by Harvest Partners and Leonard Green, gave each of its 4,500 employees a pathway to ownership: the quit rate fell from 45 per cent in 2017 to 14 per cent today. Similar results have been seen at SRS, a roofing products distributor owned by Berkshire Partners and Leonard Green. Ownership was broadened, employee engagement improved and the quit rate declined by three quarters.

      it seems like the benefits of employee ownership are the highest when... * engagement is low * you have a high cashflow / profitable business that someone would actually want to buy

    2. Ingersoll Rand shared ownership with all of its 16,000 employees across more than 80 countries. Over time, the company’s quit rate has dropped from 20 per cent to below 3 per cent. Employee engagement scores from internal company data rocketed from the 20th percentile to the 90th percentile
    3. Gallup surveys show that only 20 per cent of the global workforce is constructively engaged at work
    1. Inquisitor: You have sucked at the poisoned breast of Erasmus… But St John says “There are three that bear witness in heaven, the father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.” Anabaptist: I have heard that Erasmus in his Annotationes upon that phrase shows that this text is not in the Greek original


    2. Erasmus learned Greek at the beginning of the 16th century, and from his study in Queens’ College, Cambridge, he spread the word of how important it was to read the Gospels and other foundational texts of Christianity in the language in which they were first written. His battle cry was ad fontes (“back to the sources”)

      i love this

    1. We can go through the list of Forer statements above, and rephrase each one as a useful potential update you can make to your model of the world:

      this is very clever

    1. Assuming a conservative annual growth of digital content creation of 1%, using (3), we estimate that it will take around ∼3150 years to produce the first cumulative 1 kg of digital information mass on the planet and it will take ∼8800 years to convert half of the planet’s mass into digital information mass

      this is insane exponential growth lol

    2. In fact, Wheeler proposed reformulating the whole physics in terms of the information theory. He summarized his ideas in a paper that he delivered at the Santa Fe Institute in 19891313. J. A. Wheeler, “Information, physics, quantum: The search for links,” in Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Physical Society of Japan, Tokyo, 1989), pp. 354–368. in which he postulated that the universe emanates from the information inherent within it and he coined the phrase “It from bit.”

      oohh santa fe institute

    3. this volume of digital information will take up more than the size of the planet, leading to what we define as the information catastrophe

      i mean, i guess we could create planet sized data storage centers?

      create things that deterministically reproduce knowledge (like DNA)

    4. assuming the current growth trends in digital content continue, the world will reach a singularity point in terms of the maximum digital information possibly created and the power needs to sustain it, called the information catastrophe

      what will happen once people realize this is an impending crisis?

    5. information catastrophe

      is permanent storage a good idea?