Month: February 2023

Don’t be a doomer! Good read via Noah Smith

via Noahpinion “For a while now, the media has been debating the cause of a wave of teenage unhappiness in the U.S. The other day, the Washington Post writer Taylor Lorenz posted a series of tweets in which she argued the main reason teens are unhappy is simply that they realize the world around them is a “hellscape”: Now, […]

The Threat to Higher Education: Who’s to Blame for Endangered Careers? – by Juan Alvarez

via TheJuanAlvarez “As technology advances, certain professions and university degrees that were once considered secure and reliable are now facing significant threats. The invention of simple yet powerful tools has raised questions about the responsibility of various stakeholders in this shift”. “The law of Moore states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles […]

Chat GPT: The Over-Hyped Threat to Skilled Labor and the Ignored Threat to Unskilled Labor – (Juan Alvarez)

via TheJuanAlvarez “The recent launch of OpenAI’s Chat GPT has generated a heated debate about its impact on the “skilled” labor market. On one hand, there are concerns that it may threaten job positions at the top of the labor pyramid, particularly in areas such as consulting and research. On the other hand, it is […]

We Need to Radically Rethink Conscious Awareness (by Charles M. Johnston M.D.)

Contribution by Charles M. Johnston, M.D. Respected thinkers have lately been putting forward more dynamic explanations for the workings of conscious awareness. In each case, there is the claim that the picture presented is fundamentally new. In my book Creative Systems Theory: An Overarching Theory of Purpose, Change, and Interrelationships in Human Systems, I note how Creative Systems […]

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