I don’t know where this is from but it’s clever and funny. Perfect. Physics is funny.
After absorbing a number of books, papers and presentations by academic philosophers on ethics and emerging technologies who I felt actually didn’t understand the technologies very well at all at a functional level, I think this short article provides some good insights to ponder and perhaps the need for some different ways to approach the very real problems.
I’ve long argued that one of the fundamental problems with the modern business world is the lack of time (or even encouragement) to really think deeply. The problem is that thinking doesn’t look like working. And yet it could well be the most important thing we do in a day, but modern work is shaped around meetings and sitting in front of computers, etc.
I liked this spin of this article – it’s worth the read.
If you have any interest in autonomous machines, AI or Machine Learning, then this excellent review of the latest from Tesla is well worth the time. Tesla/Musk is an interesting blend of vision and marketing. It certainly will be intriguing to see where it lands. But, the criticisms raised in this piece are balanced and well-considered.
A great line from one of my all-time favourite books.1 I cannot recommend it highly enough. Especially right now, if you’d like to get a nice broad view of Russian history.
“If a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them.”
- Towles, Amor. A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel. Penguin, 2019.