The Mind in Complex Adaptive Systems

The most challenging aspect of making strategic decisions in a complex adaptive system is its adaptive nature. Any human knows that the actors, or agents, operating in this systems are not fixed and unresponsive. Instead they change their behaviour as the incentives set by their environment change.

The mind works as a complex adaptive system that creates and simulates reality like some kind of “actionable mirror”.… Read more...

Startup Craziness and Magical Thinking

Part of the mythology surrounding startups is about individuals creating multimillion-dollar businesses in their home garage, with very limited means. That story has permeated the collective subconscious, along with many others related to technology and business.

When you work in technology you are always bombarded by two things: bad advice, and magical thinking.… Read more...

Collapse is Already Here

We are witnessing the decline of a 500 years old system, which is based on the accumulation of capital. To accumulate capital you need profit from productive enterprises. But -for most industries- the cost of production has gone so high and the real, effective demand so low that the profit is gone, and you can’t accumulate capital.… Read more...

Startups: From Traction to Growth

When creating a new product early adopters and nerds need to go first. Some people are early when it comes to shoes, or mystery novels, or records, while others adopt early in politics, ideas or restaurants.

Most of the time many of us choose to be in the slot of the mass, but in most of  startups or innovative projects you are going after and early adopter crowd that is incredibly distant from regular folks. … Read more...

NFT Trends: Is this truly the end?

NFT Trends: is this truly the end?. In short, the answer is “no.” In fact, a quick look at the recent OpenSea volume proves the opposite. On May 1st, the NFT marketplace surpassed $480M in trading sales volume!. This information alone speaks for the NFT niche evolution.

We are back in a period of market consolidation with founders focused on the fundamental, but not particularly newsworthy business of delivering outstanding results for their projects.… Read more...

AI and the Selfish Gene

Epigenetics theories of Larmarck applied to AI and predictive behaviour in humans. Evolution does not serve individuals, but genes propagation (Dawkins ‘selfish genes’).

Use personal data as DNA that is transfered from individual to individual in a world where individuals are just the ‘interfaces’ for genes to learn and spread across the world.… Read more...

Proto Hologram

Amazin tech for telecom from Proto Hologram.

If you can’t BE there, BEAM there. Proto Hologram Technology is the future of broadcast, communications, and travel.

Original post on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nolanether_experientialmarketing-web3-metaverse-ugcPost-6925614193366753280-JxWR/

Portl is now Proto.

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CBDCs are Tools for Social Engineering

Inventing a new digital currency is nothing: all currencies are already digital. Just modify SWIFT a little bit so it remembers what was send to whom, et voila!. On the other hand, programmable money would generate large datasets to direct fiscal transfers to some people, and not to others. And also connect those people to central banks directly.… Read more...

What is a hash function?

Hash functions are an ingenious tool that are a fundamental part of public key cryptography. And by extension of the Blockchain technology. They are also called “one-way functions“.

In computer science, a one-way function is a function that is easy to compute on every input, but hard to invert given the image of a random input.… Read more...

What is Money

At its core, money is just a list of reserved collateral. My €50 bill tells me that the economy ‘owes’ me €50 of value, which I trust I can get. This is why money has always been virtual, based on the trust of a community of users in its value, something that enables commerce, which is basically money and value in motion.… Read more...

From Deep Learning to Symbolic Learning

The two biggest flaws of deep learning are its lack of model interpretability (i.e. why did my model make that prediction?) and the large amount of data that deep neural networks require in order to learn. Neural nets are data hungry.

Geoff Hinton himself has expressed scepticism about whether backpropagation, the workhorse of deep neural nets, will be the way forward for AI.… Read more...

The Universe is about Energy, Information and You

The Universe is not matter and space, but energy and information. Energy exists in the form of patterns and propagation of waves in the vacuum that fills space. Energy is the ‘hardware’ of the universe (not matter, which is just a perception). Information is the software.

The Universe is not an assembly of bits of inert matter moving passively and randomly in empty space, but a coherent and dynamic Whole.… Read more...

Confianza vs Eficiencia: El Fracaso de Bitcoin

Aunque la tecnología Blockchain pueda parecer compleja, esencialmente se basa en el concepto central a todo tipo de negocio: construir confianza. La confianza no es gratuita, lleva tiempo y esfuerzo a cualquier organización construir las relaciones necesarias para que un negocio funcione. Se necesita interacción humana y sistemas de control caros de mantener.… Read more...

Strong and Weak Artificial Intelligence

AI (Artificial intelligence) is a subfield of computer science, that was created in the 1960s. It was (is) concerned with solving tasks that are easy for humans, but hard for computers. The term comes from the massive computers of the 50s (prof McArthy).

Narrow AI or Weak AI is doing specific tasks better than humans.… Read more...

The Weak Spot of Sociopathic Elites

The more unfair and secretive an organization is the more paranoid it becomes, and the more leaks it suffers. This makes its internal communications very inefficient, as everything must pay a kind of ‘tax’ to maintain secrecy, in the form of slowness, inefficiencies, leaks, etc.

When your entire existence is devoted to your sociopathic tendency for control, you eventually fail because of your self-imposed blindspots that are obvious to normal people.… Read more...

Inflation is about Money and Production

Money printing = inflation is very lazy thinking. And it doesn’t help that the models being are wrong because of the assumptions attach to those models.

Inflation only occurs if the money supply outstrips the resource base. This is precisely what is happening in Western Europe and the US at the moment. They have created too much money and now that their resource base is diminishing due to the sanctions, so they are getting inflation.… Read more...

The Double Spend Problem

So far, the essence of Internet has been spreading information. To do so it copies information for ever into nodes, clients, and people’s minds. That’s the reason because the Internet ended the music and movies industries as we knew them. It teared down the barriers to make copies.

The essence of the new Internet (based in Blockchain) is to transmit VALUE.Read more...

What is a DAO?

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), sometimes labeled a decentralized autonomous corporation (DAC), is an organization that is run through rules encoded as computer programs called “smart contracts”, and whose financial transaction record and program rules are maintained on a blockchain database.… Read more...

Thinking is the Box

The problem is not about thinking inside or outside the box. The problem is the process of thinking in itself. Ideas and creativity are not about thinking.

Detach from thought and see things from the outside, with the information that comes from subconscious. That’s where real intelligence lies.… Read more...

Bias vs Variance, Overfitting vs Underfitting

This is related to confusing signal with noise.

THE BIAS-VARIANCE TRADE-OFF
– Bias: distance of the results to the target.
– Variance: the spread of the results

OVERFITTING VS UNDERFITTING
– Overfitting: The model get more complex and fits too much to the noise from the data. This results in low error on training set, but high error on new data, test/validation sets.… Read more...

From Subprimes to CBDCs

The idea behind banks is that they lend into business and industry to increase the productive capacity of the economy. Business and industry don’t have to wait until they have the money to expand. They can borrow the money and use it to expand today, and then pay that money back in the future.

The economy can then grow more rapidly than it would without banks.… Read more...

The term “metaverse” comes from the Neal Stephenson´s 1992 novel Snow Crash. Its characters enter the metaverse to scape a bleak world where corporations wield the influence of governments.

In this mind-altering romp—where the term “Metaverse” was first coined—you’ll experience a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately • One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels

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