The following is a description of a new form of government, which I call an Algorithmic Republic. As a simplifying fiction, it may be easier to think of it as a Digital Democracy. The central premise is that by creating pressures and rewards similar to those that allowed…
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And the Impossible Highs and Incredible Frustration of Near Total Agreement
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“O glorious day! O bounteous Fortune, who now with gilded hath turned her wheel to let Light again touch this poor wretch ‘pon the brow and bless this…
Author’s Note: Apologies that it has been a while but since I do this in secret and since my wife thought a good use of my time on my paternity leave…
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How to Fix Twitter, Repair Institutional Trust, and Save the Future
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A very soft introduction to the Shadow Library
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On Winning Second Place in the Passage Prize Short Story Category, and other mostly just crazy thoughts because I had to write this over like forty-five…
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The Lighthouse, ExplainedYou’re a light house keeper. Or soon to be a lighthouse keeper, anyway. Some grizzled sailor dropped you off on an island with a tower that has …
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