Semantic Activism: the most important thing that isn’t acknowledged

If you control the language, you control people’s minds. There is a type of political, social, and cultural activism that has no popular name. It is controlled in the background by nefarious forces. It is a form of mind control. It can be used for censorship, but a more pernicious form. Rather than banning undesired … Continue reading Semantic Activism: the most important thing that isn’t acknowledged

A hoard of leftovers: the age of the activist

It's no mystery that a more socially radical faction of the left-wing has emerged, and if you have been in university in the past ~5 years, you know what I mean. In this speech, Jonah Haidt explains the radicalization of the American university. As late as the mid-1990s, the left-to-right [political] ratio [at US universities] is … Continue reading A hoard of leftovers: the age of the activist

Speech: Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains antifragility

When Taleb talks, his statements are hard to summarize because his work is so integrated. His points may even sound garbled, because you need to understand the context of his whole body whole work to get the full picture. So bear with me, I will try to annotate this. I present, the final speech in … Continue reading Speech: Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains antifragility

Speech: Peter Thiel on predicting the future

The penultimate speech: You Are Not a Lottery Ticket by Peter Thiel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZM_JmZdqCw The question of luck Thiel believes there are two forces of progress. First, globalization (horizontal progress), copying things that already work, or "doing more with more". Second, technology (vertical progress), doing things a different way, or "doing more with less." Globalization is mathematically represented … Continue reading Speech: Peter Thiel on predicting the future