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FURRY FRIENDS

~ the joy of interspecies camaraderie ~

A hedgehog and a crab looking at each other.

GOODHART'S LAW

~ the problem with singular goals ~

A moth flying by moonlight.

A POSITIVE DOUBLE STANDARD

~ self-help principles work for individiuals not populations ~

a self-help junkie.

EMERGENCE IS BEAUTIFUL

~ beauty and meaning in an entropic universe ~

Two hedgehogs discussing je ne sais quoi.

REPLICATORS

~ pandora's dangerous children ~

A cartoon of self-replicating robots.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF SUBSTRATES

~ how one phenomenon creates the foundation for the next ~

A cartoon of Eukaryotic and Procariotic cells.

EMERGENT GRAVITY

~ create your own universe from chaos ~

Particles forming order constellations.

EMERGENCE VS ENTROPY

~ a universal paradox ~

Earth being hit by sun-rays and radiating heat.

CONWAY'S GAME

~ how complexity emerges from simple rules ~

Hedgehog pondering shapes

WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?

~ Alexei Navalny ~

2 dogs hugging

WHY I'M KEEPING MY CRAPPY DRAWINGS

~ how ai art won't supplant... art ~

4 rabbits looking at paintings, each progressively less impressed

A KINDNESS EQUATION

~ should you give to charity or volunteer? ~

CAPITALISM

~ a zero-sum game? ~

RELATIVE GAINS

~ how not to measure success ~

EVIL GLOBALISATION

~ and how it is eliminating poverty ~

IT'S SUBJECTIVE

~ the end of the conversation? ~

CAPITALISING ON TRUST

~ a karmic simulation ~

WHY IS MORAL LICENSING NEGATIVE-SUM?

~ moral licensing - part 2 ~

THE END OF MORALITY

~ why cooperate? part 3 ~

MORAL LICENSING

~ the makings of a very negative-sum game ~

NON-ZERO THINKING FOR KIDS

~ taking non-zero-sum thinking out into the world ~

IT'S EMOTIONAL

~ why cooperate? part 2 ~

WHY COOPERATE?

~ guest writer Andrew Tane Glen introduces the super-defector ~

COSTLESS KINDNESS

~ how pareto efficiency can make everyone better off (sometimes) ~

SHAPLEY VALUE IS RIDICULOUS

~ where game theory fails in real world applications ~

COMBINATORIAL GAMES

~ games with perfect information ~

SOLUTIONS

~ the alignment problem no one is talking about: part 6 ~

CAN AI HELP?

~ the alignment problem no one is talking about: part 5 ~

THE SCALE OF THE ISSUE

~ the alignment problem no one is talking about: part 4 ~

GETTING ALIGNED THROUGH HISTORY

~ the alignment problem no one is talking about: part 3 ~

THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COLLECTIVE

~ the alignment problem no one is talking about: part 2 ~

THE ALIGNMENT PROBLEM NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT

~ what is alignment? ~

NASH EQUILIBRIUM

~ the real reason you stop at a red ~

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

~ a simple recycling idea: part III ~

TAKING CREDIT

~ the paradox of original ideas ~

PUTTING IT ON PLASTIC

~ a simple recycling idea: part II ~

A SIMPLE RECYCLING IDEA

~ 8 bottles ~

THE TETRIS EFFECT

~ 3d minimalist tetris and the obscuring problem ~

MOLOCH'S DEMISE

~ solving the original problem ~

LIV BOEREE

~ a non-zero hero ~

4 WAYS MOLOCH IS RUINING YOUR LIFE!

~ the god of negative-sum games: part II ~

LOCKWISE

~ a meta-game ~

DIMINISHING RETURNS

~ a path to shared joy? ~

WHO IS MOLOCH?

~ the god of negative-sum games ~

PARABLE OF A POLYP

~ from zero-sum to non-zero-sum ~

WHAT ARE NON-ZERO-SUM GAMES?

~ an introduction ~

ARE YOU IN A CRAB BUCKET?

~ how to escape negative-sum games ~