Map of complex systems
Mathematician Richard Hamming used to ask scientists in other fields "What are the most important problems in your field?"— partly so he could troll them by asking "Why aren't you working on them?", and partly because getting asked this question is really useful for focusing people's attention on what matters. *
We need better tools for sense-making and multi-scale perception (among other things!).
What is the 21st century equivalent to punctuation? 🔗
How can we perceive the damage we’re causing more tangibly?
What (stateless?) alternatives do we have to capitalism that aren’t socialism or communism?
It is hard to run a financial system based on infinite growth on a planet with finite resources.
Communism and socialism either don’t truly work or get outcompeted/sabotaged by capitalist counterparts.
How can we achieve a flourishing steady-state society?
Can we shift from destructive, centralized, relatively fragile monoculture agriculture, to permaculture and other systems-based techniques ?
What do we need to create general-purpose multi-scale modeling?
How can you simultaneously see effects at the microscopic and macroscopic level?
What do memetic immune systems look like?
How can we make it easier for people to disagree usefully?
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