There is an illusion of truth created when a statement is sufficiently repeated. What does this mean for you, and for society?
Corruption is a viral and terminal illness that sweeps through societies. It infects those it touches, and begins the slow demise of their societies.
Memes are subject to selection pressure, just as genes and organisms are. The fitness of a meme to its particular environment determines how long it survives.
Memes live in the mind like plants in a garden. Be a careful steward of what’s growing in yours.
Whenever we signal something – and we all do – it must be costly. Cheap signaling is worth nothing.
You can’t have the free internet without trolling. Any attempt to restrict trolling is, necessarily, a restriction on freedom. How can we find a balance?
Repetition is what makes things go viral. The effects of this dynamic are deeper than they appear on the surface.
Bad ideas are everywhere. Some have been around for centuries, or longer. How do they survive for so long?
“Fake news” isn’t about whether the facts are true or not. It’s a signaling mechanism.
Encryption is here to stay. Policy debates about backdooring encryption are a waste of our time and resources.