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Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured

“It makes me uneasy when I think about how much corporations are measuring about human interactions today and not making considered decisions about what gets measured. Deciding what gets measured is a political and ethical choice." — Jeff Hammerbacher

Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured
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The blessing and the thirst

After the pandemic, we're all in the Dark Forest now

The blessing and the thirst
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In the network we trust

COVID-19 and the emergence of networked consciousness

In the network we trust
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The philosophy of subtraction

Ten years ago today, a venture capitalist named Andrew Parker wrote a blog post about Craigslist. In it, he highlighted all the different businesses that the listings site spawned using a version of this image: As the image illustrates, most of the services that Craigslist offered eventually turned into competing

The philosophy of subtraction
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Zeuser interfaces

The relationship between technology products and customers today can feel like one of predator and prey. Hooked on proto-monopolist hyper-growth dreams, tech businesses see user dependency as the ultimate success. This is why companies want to “capture” markets and build “moats” to achieve “user” “lock-in.” It’s how prison wardens

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Beyond the Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

Two weeks ago I wrote about the dark forest theory of the internet. I used the dark forest theory to explain why we’re afraid to be public online, and what could be lost as a result. I first connected the dark forest theory with the internet when I had

Beyond the Dark Forest Theory of the Internet
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The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

The struggle to be ourselves online

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet