Is the nature of civilization found in Large Language Models?
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On Generalists and Organizational Edge Cases
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Ephemerality vs. Impact
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Bringing back the tastes of Food of the Ancients
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In recent years, there has been lots of writing about the idea of progress, including within a burgeoning field of “progress studies.” One aspect of…
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Making an Impact via Mental Hooks and Conceptual Frameworks
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Embracing Errors in Technology
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My daughter used to pay very careful attention to my driving. But it wasn’t really just about road safety or even sightseeing—it was about information…
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I’m a sucker for generative analogies when it comes to computer programming: the kinds of analogies or metaphors that get you to think about code in a…
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As many readers know, I’m interested in trying to understand the regularities behind how scientific and technological progress occurs (The Half-Life of…
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These are a few of my favorite things...all combined into a single piece of research.
I recently had a discussion with David Lang for Science Better about institutional experimentation in the sciences, the Overedge Catalog, and more (you…
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