Why bother getting good at that thing you’re trying to do. Just amass followers. Celebrity. Wins. Out.
Maybe I want to read books written by three-legged weirdos who have never heard of Elon Musk and aren’t on Twitter. God forbid. Maybe I don’t want to buy badly designed handbags with PHARRELL written across them for $800; I rather like my Foreign Affairs bag that I got with my subscription for free.
How to be smart: Part 3 – The future of AI is Alien Intelligence
We need to get comfortable with measuring non-human intelligence just as we measure human intelligence. Until then, we’ll be listening to worse and worse AI-generated music on Spotify, reading AI-generated books and slowly dying in the boring AI-synthesized worlds around us.
How to be smart – part 2: What you need to do to win University Challenge
Knowledge is all connected. If you break down the entirety of human knowledge about the world, you realise that there are only a few sets of generalisable principles from which nearly everything else stems. And that is how you can win University Challenge.
How to be smart: Part 1 – The structure of knowledge
Welcome to my series on How to be smart. Here, in Part 1, I’ll discuss the structure of knowledge. Part 2 will tell you how to win the quiz show University Challenge, and Part 3 will explain what any of this means for artificial intelligence. Let’s get stuck in.
ChatGPT is not going to become the new Google, and it’s certainly not going to kill us. For now, at least…
While I’m not convinced that ChatGPT is going to be writing The Currency opinion pieces anytime soon, I do think that it has an extraordinary ability to put some people out of jobs pretty quickly: entry-level software engineers.
How I fell out of love with the American dream: An essay by Sinead O’Sullivan
Guns. Homelessness. Corruption. Poverty. I look at what feels like the societal collapse in America and feel sad. Of my international friends, I can think of none who want to stay in the US. Life is just too hard. Heck, not even my American friends want to stay there.
Jurassic Park – part 2: The weird and wonderful work of buying and selling dinosaurs
The underground and self-contained world of the supply and demand of dinosaurs is full of more interesting and unique characters than Alice in Wonderland. And it is notoriously secretive, as I discovered on my journey into dinosauronomics.
Sinead O’Sullivan: You’re kidding yourself if you think the financial markets are anything but Jurassic Park chaos
Control over the economy and the markets has always been a lie that we’ve sold ourselves but the one thing we can control is how we adapt. Right now, we should be looking for the many opportunities in the burning trash can of the markets.