Because consciousness itself is invisible, we skip it and focus on what we see; this is like focusing only on the graphical user interface and ignoring the underlying operating system and hardware.
I read my article on bad faith, and how to encourage good faith conversations.
“After a war is fought, bad years are sure to follow. Therefore, one who follows the true nature will understand the principle of cause and effect and shall not rely upon the strength of force.”—Tao te Ching
Having taught computers humanity, perhaps they can teach us good faith.
Academic citations should be universally translatable into URLs.
“Hence, a person of virtue acts as if he were the debtor.
And a person without virtue acts as if he were the creditor that demands only from others.”—Tao Te Ching
Philosophy Smell #5: “Error Hiding”—the act of hiding sweeping logical mistakes under the carpet or, worse, justifying contradictions via added complexity.
Only those who want fawning, captive audiences would want people to use technology, or adopt mindsets, that cannot interact properly with others.
Postel’s Law of Robustness, “Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.” is beautiful because it combines the assumptions that 1. there’s usually something you can do to improve a situation, 2. it’s not the end of the world if others fall short.
Incremental v.s. radical innovation: incrementalism makes forms that are likely to work because they’re based on what worked before, but are locked into the past; radical innovation creates new forms that are likely fail but in rare cases, change our lives beyond imagination.