mk

This blog contains what I think might be "big ideas," regardless of subject area. There is a bit of my own writings as well, from those rare times I overcome distraction. A pathological optimist's attempt to direct the river of information towards new ways of thinking. Also, memes.

mk

"If you don’t like the news … go out and make some of your own"



- Wes Nisker



The Presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Chile today, and in the 70s…
via Sanaa El Aji

The Presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Chile today, and in the 70s…

via Sanaa El Aji

"If it can be done, it will be done, and it is good…and you will like it."



- People in the tech world. (credit John Brockman @ DLD)



How does time until gratification, and the form in which the rewards are delivered, affect our likelihood to cooperate? (applied to avoiding climate change)

Do people (who can’t communicate) make collective sacrifices for the greater good when the benefits are way out in the future? 

hint: humans suck

Somehow we have to find a way to achieve an unlikely outcome. How can we find a way to use communication technology to build coalitions capable of collective action? 

nerdspeak: group calculation of individual discount rates = climate devastation