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Language models as collective intelligence

October 12th, 2022
Throughout our cultural evolution, refinements in the ways we share information have enabled societal shifts. Generally, new mediums which increase individual agency are correlated with expanding collective knowledge. Agency is, in large part, a function of information — the world is complex, and we are limited in our ability to understand it. Tools that enable us to think together enable us to outsource intellectual and productive exploration to the collective and individually benefit from consuming the result.
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Learning from major evolutionary transitions

September 26th, 2022
As we look out into the future, many of the key problems we must solve this century arise from coordination failures at multiple scales of our existing institutional systems. Climate change, existential risk from technology, energy and materials each share something in common — they are examples of multipolar traps arising when individuals and groups pursue their own selfish incentives at the expense of the collective benefit, in games that are increasingly global in their domain of action.
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Team Earth

August 12th, 2022
If the history of human endeavour has taught us anything, it’s that the human spirit is moved by what we might create, not what we must avoid.
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DAOs as novelty search engines

April 20th, 2022
DAOs are collaborative networks which are likely to have a unique role in the future. To determine this role, you need to be able to look beyond what is happening today. Like a toddler taking its first steps, the DAOs of today are immature, unsteady and likely to stumble.
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