Governing time-constant diversity

Maybe that is why I write this blog, I am anticipating my fantasy government will be my audience.   It would learn about me and figure out where I might be useful.  The current world mostly ignores me and I am absolutely fine with that.  At the same time, I am writing here to announce to the world that I am here, in case it wants to use me.

Thought logging

We are hearing claims that certain technologies such as machine learning are becoming more human like.   These advancements are providing benefits to humanity (as well as risks).   Similar consequences will come from having humans behave more machine-like, in particular to have each human log their actual unfiltered thoughts and feed those thoughts into a some big data store. Analysis may show that what seemed to be an outlier is actually our misunderstanding reality.

Fake Rhetoric

We could restore debates by an analog to a fight to the death.   The defeated in the debate would have to kill his presence in social media and then build a new presence with a new identity.  Lacking such finality in a debate allows a person to return to the established fortress of his channel with its established subscriber base, and within weeks resume content as if the debate never occurred.

Is evergreen blogging a contradiction

A couple posts (here and here) on the caught my attention.   The first post follows its own advice to resurrect the second older post by adding some additional information.   The result drove in a point that some blog posts remain interesting and relevant despite being old.   Such posts have what they call evergreen content.…

Reflecting on using Stock Photos for Blogging

This is yet another post I will produce without a stock photo at the top.   I didn’t realize that the modern definition of a blog is that it must have some graphic content at the top (and ideally also in the middle somewhere).   Often this is some stock photo that the author would…

Active Listening is not Listening

Frequently people complain to me that I am a terrible listener.   They claim that I don’t listen.   I admit they have a point. At first I was hurt by the accusation because I think I am listening.   I try to demonstrate that I am listening by responding to what I am hearing…