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  1. Mar 2023
    1. These outcomes are often achieved in the face of non-trivial levels of defection, free-riding, and other bad-actor patterns.

      really glad this is covered too. Nice broad definition. Other times I've seen this sort of scale or model where the system is robust enough to derive most of it's value from a small amount of contributors feels like it belongs in the Internet Scale Businesses discussion

    2. Vehicular traffic comprises millions of objects, each weighing up to several tons, moving at high speeds in close proximity. Yet traffic is able to flow reasonably safely thanks to a relatively small set of rules, starting with a consensus about which side of the road to drive on.2.

      Interesting overlap here, been digging into "scarcity" recently, that suggests that "slack" is a super important factor in roads working well (roads work bad when more than 70% full). I wonder if this holds for protocols too. Scarcity book

    3. Joseph Lister

      A moment of silence for Ignaz Semmelweis, Siddhartha Mukherjee did not forget you — book

  2. Jul 2022
    1. Assuming a conservative annual growth of digital content creation of 1%, using (3), we estimate that it will take around ∼3150 years to produce the first cumulative 1 kg of digital information mass on the planet and it will take ∼8800 years to convert half of the planet’s mass into digital information mass

      this is insane exponential growth lol

  3. Dec 2016
    1. al telephone.

      Helen Keller was associates with important such as Alexander Graham bell and President Roosevelt.

    1. Helen Keller became a member of the Socialist Pary in 1909 and by 1912, she had become a national voice for socialism and working class solidarity.

      Helen Keller was a main voice for socialism and suppurated it very much so.