The Perverse Incentive of Google AdSense

AdSense is merely 0.05% efficient because Google has every incentive to keep it that way. Put another way, Google’s business would be severely diminished if AdSense was much more than 0.05% efficient.

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Replicating the universe by digitizing our own behavior

If we were to digitize our own behavior in the greatest possible detail of action, the result would be a complete replication of our mind, body, cellular life, physics, and the universe as far down as it can be represented by waves. Or points, for that matter.

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Tinkering toward AGI

The modern quest for Artificial General Intelligence is strong on Artificial but weak on Intelligence. I've chosen to attack the problem of AGI from a different angle: strong on General Intelligence but initially weak on Artificial.

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My computer has psychic powers

My computer can read my mind, see into my future, and also has a pretty good idea of the state of my kitchen. It’s like a crystal ball that actually works. And it’s awesome.

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A New Breed of Binary

This higher-level type of binary uses prediction to help solve distinctly human problems, in contrast to classic binary which is best applied to logical problems.

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Countering Surveillance Capitalism

While we might feel that there’s nothing we can do about deeply entrenched Surveillance Capitalism, that’s only a feeling. The reality is that we can use all of their techniques against them. Doing that is much easier and more accessible than we think and the benefits are limited only by our imaginations.

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Be A Hero, Save The World.

There’s a single core problem tying all of the others together and it’s a problem anyone can help solve. Our core problem is that we are up to our eyeballs in low-quality information. If we each had a tool that safely dialed up the quality of our information diet, we’d gain the power to solve any of our problems.

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We're Overvaluing The Internet

The rewards of the Internet are not its value. Unless we also look closely at its risks, we have no idea what its value to us really is. Our behavior tends to become distorted when our sense of value is twisted by obscured risk.

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How To Kill Online Advertising

Online advertising feeds on personal information and will die without it. We can kill it by capturing the value of our own information for personal gain, starving the beast in favor of nourishing ourselves.

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The Simplest Personal Computer

The simplest personal computer is a button that is pressed when a person takes an action. The resulting time series enables prediction and analysis. More buttons of this type, properly organized, leads to greater power.

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A New Hope For Personal Computing

Outlining a type of computer whose sole function is to provide value to an individual. It is, by its nature, value. Like a gaming console does entertainment, this computer does value and nothing else.

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A Feminine Computer

The fundamental masculinity of computers has entrenched their direction, reducing their overall potential. We can restore this potential by balancing the masculine with feminine principles, resulting in a type of personal computer that's much more aligned with an individual.

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Software To Solve Any Problem

Problems are signals from our environments telling us to adapt, so to solve problems we must adapt our behavior. Software which amplifies our ability to adapt thus helps us solve any problem.

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The Anti-Google: Part II

By using Google as the reference for anti-individuality, inverting every aspect of its nature provides the blueprint for putting (and keeping) individual interests first.

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Automatic Group Activities

Group activities can be automatically proposed when each person shares a rough pattern of an activity they enjoy. When these patterns are treated as waves and superimposed, peaks indicate a group opportunity.

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The Basic Algorithm

In the right environment, behavior prediction is much simpler than we think. Linear next-occurence prediction is surprisingly effective when the underlying information is of very high quality and part of a tight feedback loop.

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The Anti-Google: Part I

Instead of ad networks like Google capturing information about you and using it to predict your behavior, collect it yourself and capture the value. This legitimizes the online information economy, putting each individual in control, simplifying everything.

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A Good Option

It's easy to be hopeful when you always have a good option at your fingertips. A feeling of hopelessness is a latent demand for a good option.

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