They are doomed conceptual band-aids. Let’s unpack why. Plus: the flaw they share with Higher Education

First, a 30 second primer.

Twitter’s Birdwatch and Facebook’s Oversight Board

Twitter and Facebook (and every other online platform) are grappling with how to handle moderation as the activity on their platforms grows increasingly out of control, with real world ramifications. Birdwatch is Twitter’s answer, Facebook’s is their Oversight Board.

People have been likening Twitter’s Birdwatch…

3 reasons for America’s crazed reality, and Trump isn’t one of them

“The Storm is coming.”

If you’ve heard of QAnon, the mainstream conspiracy theory movement tied to Donald Trump, you’ve probably heard about “the storm”. It’s a supposed sudden wave of arrests and revelations that would prove Trump’s heroic efforts to save the world from a cabal of satanic baby-eating globalists.

Another economic shockwave is going to hit its stride in 2 years or less. 12 examples of jobs that will be affected, and 12 questions we should be asking. We need an AI plan as badly and urgently as we needed a pandemic plan.

Five years ago, Tim Urban published The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence. Two images have always stuck with me from that post.

Startup/Life Diaries. Something challenging, something learned, something listened, something heard.

Ian Schneider via Unsplash

I returned from Europe in September, and it feels like I’ve barely had time to come up for air. The double-edged sword of an overflowing funnel.

Something Challenging:

Pride | One of the necessities of bootstrapping a startup is a relentless, self-sacrificing approach to getting things done. Most people are…

Mario Vasilescu

Rethinking the attention economy and wonder wandering.

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