I’ve been sober for 100 days straight, and the vast majority of the past year. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Path dependence can be a blessing and a curse. But we’re all subject to its effects. Learn when and how to use it to your advantage.
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.
To persuade others, you must first persuade yourself. This occurs even when claims don’t match reality – self-deception.
The US attack on Syrian military assets led to major change in the memetic landscape. What changed, and how we can expect things to operate moving forward?
What you aim at defines your reality. It alters your perception and subconsciously guides your action. Pick the right targets and adjust.
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?