A sample of my #3 Plane Collection
I realized that I was actually forgetting I had written on a lot of subjects in the past year, and have created this page as a compendium of those posts — as well as a descriptor of what you might find if you read them.
A piece about the doctors working with Joe Biden, and how that maps to collapse of societies.
Understanding how advanced search has biased research and suppressed alternate theories, even in medicine.
Understanding the disconnect between people’s projections of reality, and what happens when confronted with actual situations.
Understanding how masks map into simple knowledge structures, and that makes it possible for their rapid spread as an intervention.
A deep dive into potential social attractors and how the pandemic is driving outcomes.
In-group/Out-group sorting because of simple narratives.
The dynamics of personal, and societal abuse relations.
What happens when elites congregate with people who are more elite? More extreme cascade behavior.
What happens when an entire society is manipulated by narcissists to invert the parent-child relationship?
Containment, mitigation and endemicity are explained in the context of the pandemic.
Why elites will allow others to suffer any inconvenience or pain in the context of reducing their COVID risk.
How different viewpoints, combined with post-modernism, creates an atomic landscape of information that is almost impossible to make sense of.
A funny post about alligators, Florida, and endemicity.
A detailed post about how masks have little to do with preventing viral spread, but lots to do with emergent behavior of social systems.
Refresher on psychopaths and manipulation.
Long-term dynamics of not taking care of our homeless people.
Why historical perspective is important in the light of modeling forecasts for COVID.
How academia constantly gets empathy wrong – a short example.
Dunning-Kruger implications of the current COVID milieu.
How society is conspiring to pin the blame for the pandemic on the lowest status members – kids.
Understanding how history can give us deep perspectives on destructive behavior through long-time mental models.
Societies and their organizational structures will dictate whether the citizens feel shame, or guilt.
An example of correct v-Memetic framing for a vaccine campaign.
How relational modes translate to how we think.
Fixing problems involves realizing their connectivity to other problems.
A long piece on truth and its complexity mapping to societal coordination.
How recruiting mentors for our young people is one of the most valuable things we can do for their development.
Will our society survive long-term? Only if we develop our young people to manage complexity.
An explanation of the power dynamics in mainstream journalism.
A review of Avi Loeb’s (Chair of Astrophysics at Harvard) perspective on the decay and corruption in the scientific establishment.
How social networks move from just talking about affairs to actually doing something in the Real World.
How the Gamestop stock run-up is another example of power law dynamics in our new information landscape.
Examining how vaccines and their distribution map to different value sets.
A long piece about self-organization and action over the Internet, and how that played out in the Jan. 6 riots.
Discussing closed schools and their impacts on kids because of COVID.
Understanding how innumeracy is actually based on a lack of agency and empathy.
Mapping language structures of Amazon tribes as representations of temporal and spatial awareness.
Viral displacement explained.
Introduction of how the Internet has dramatically altered the information landscape by creating statistically dependent distributions of opinions.
How all the money we spend on political campaigns only further serves to divide us.
A hopeful example of positive synergy between science and engineering.
The Great Barrington Declaration and attacks on its authors.
Tim Ferriss and his recent advocacy of psychedelics for fixing childhood trauma.
How different evolutionary paradigms map to empathetic development.
Exploring how COVID spread balances between seasonality and sociality.
How can we understand ourselves enough so that we transfer higher level values into our AI models.
A review of the Netflix special on Facebook.
Looking at the difference between theory and praxis in persuading people to buy stuff.
Examining Julian Jaynes’ work in the context of psycho-social development of societies.
How explicit large-scale coordination occurs (or doesn’t) and how emergent dynamics play in seeing coordinated actions.
Understanding the role of mucus production in COVID symptom reduction and immunity.
How pandemics end, and how social structure influences how long this takes.
Short piece on a “modest proposal” to give everyone a pill to make them “good”.
A review of Ian Urbina’s work on high seas lawlessness, and how social systems drive this kind of behavior.
A deep dive in the difference between believing in science, and actually practicing scientific thinking.
An early analysis of COVID spread.
Thoughts on actually moving off the Earth in any meaningful way.
Moore’s law and disruptive innovation explained in the context of knowledge creation.
Fun post on packing a kitchen box.
Short- and long-term timescales in the creation of science.
An exploration of current mental models on gender roles, lifted from my book.
On how our current ‘bubble creation’ is driving an inability to read and understand diverse constituencies in our society.
Looking at societal resilience in the face of the COVID pandemic.
A profile of Ivor Cummins, one of the leading speakers regarding fixing nutrition in our society, as well as COVID amelioration.