Tim and I discuss some of the thinking around his new book WTF - What’s The Future and Why It’s Up To Us. We talk in particular about our world of runaway objective functions, and the role human agency must play to manage to a future we want vs. one we do not.
Late last year, I wrote a column about free speech and democracy in the age of micro-targeting. In it I observed that in order to preserve an open democratic discourse, it was critical to require that all micro-targeted political ads and their targeting information be public record, so that advocates and watchdog organizations could keep track of what candidates and their supporters were claiming in private at scale to different constituents.
Tristan Harris fomerly of Google joins to discuss his views on attention and addiction. Beyond talking about theory, we discuss a wide range of ideas about potential paths forward ranging from a low-engagement alt-phone, to enforced digital sabath, to a version of attention cap-and-trade
Nation states directly threatening private companies over ranking. Brave new future and goes to show just how hard it will be for private companies to navigate the future of information politics globally. https://t.co/IAha6On4I9
This is a comically bad article & a great example of what happens when good thinking is destroyed by drive for clicks. The author knows what he is talking about, but drive to put 'names' & 'bubbles' first muddles BTC/ICOs/.. story beyond recognition.
.@kortina did a writeup of learnings about hybrid intelligence systems at @finexploration in '17 -- Shared memory tools, Checklists, Using personal context, Leverage data to reduce variance in human systems, Humans are the universal API and more!
.@kortina did a writeup of learnings about hybrid intelligence systems at @finexploration in '17
1. Shared memory tools
3. Using personal context
4. Leverage data to reduce variance in human systems.
6. Humans are the universal API.
In this week's Modest Convo @timoreilly I discuss is new book WTF - What’s The Future and Why It’s Up To Us. We talk in particular about our world of runaway objective functions, and the role human agency must play to manage to a future we want
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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