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  1. May 2024
  2. Apr 2024
    1. Currently it seems that there is a negative correlation in some places between intellectual achievement and fertility. If such selection were to operate over a long period of time, we might evolve into a less brainy but more fertile species, homo philoprogenitus (‘lover of many offspring’).

      wtf. there's a negative correlation between education access and poverty. And a positive correlation between poverty and family size. This is like saying the poor have too many children, or fill-in-a-poverty-stricken-region-of-the-world have too many children. Such complaints are as old a our collective memories. And this passes for philosophy with Bostrom c.s.? When people are better off they have smaller families.

  3. Nov 2023
  4. May 2023
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20230430194301/https://netzpolitik.org/2023/longtermism-an-odd-and-peculiar-ideology/ The EA/LT reasoning explained in this interview, in a way that allows easy outlining. Bit sad to see Jaan Tallinns existential risk path taking this shape, CSER seemed to be more balanced back in 2012/13 when I briefly met him in the context of TEDxTallinn, with climate change a key existential risk, not a speed bump on the road to advanced AI to provide future humanity.

  5. Apr 2023
  6. Nov 2020
    1. From the restaurant’s perspective, the service-boundaries in time were quite short

      This reminded me of the marketing concept "Moments of truth" by A.G. Lafley (P&G), name ZMOT-FMOT-SMOT-TMOT - In my conference talk "Real, mental, virtual - Maps and reference points in the stores" that I gave back in 2012 at New Media Conference I briefly touched this subject.

      Moment of truth (marketing)) Zero moment of truth (ZMOT) decision-making moment - Think with Google

  7. Apr 2020
    1. Au fil du temps, les sites se sont démocratisés, et tous mes amis qui pratiquaient s’amusaient à faire des mails avec ces pépites. J’ai donc compris que tout le monde était sur les sites de rencontres et que tout le monde se foutait de leur gueule avec une sorte d’attirance-dégoût.

      L'arrivée des sites de rencontres sur le web a provoqué une nouvelle tendance de rencontre version 2.0 : moderne, ils ont remporté un succès immédiat, loin des classiques agences matrimoniales, ils ont facilité le contact et la connaissance entre deux personnes à distance.