I’m Kifah, and I’m researching/building complex systems and Tools for Thought.

Map of complex systems

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!).

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Recent Work


The Social Information Platform Of the Future: GPT-3, The Next Wikipedia, Stepping Outside Filter Bubbles, and Unprecedented Learning

Notes on Collective Intelligence from Reinventing Discovery

Musical.ly's Alex Zhu on Igniting Viral Growth and Building a User Community

Jordan Peterson's Advice on Entrepreneurship, Selling, and Personal Success 🧙🏻‍♂️