Monthly Archives: February 2015

After the Switch: The Inertia of Change

So what happens when we have done all we can to Direct the Rider, Motivate the Elephant, and Shape the Path?  How do we keep the change we have begun on course and moving forward? The authors have helpfully devoted … Continue reading

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Mythology Now: The Smart Person

We “modern” people of the technological age tend to think of mythology as something from the past, but myth is still very much alive today, and it is in some ways just as pervasive as ever precisely because we are … Continue reading

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Switch: Shape the Path

Now that we have learned how to Motivate the Elephant, it is time to move on to the next phase of the Heath brothers’ plan for change and Shape the Path. The authors of Switch begin with the process of … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: What’s unique about the threat from ASI?

There are those who understandably wonder what is so special about the prospect of artificial superintelligence that it worries people like Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk enough for them to take special note of it as a potential … Continue reading

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