Recently did another pass at my notes for Finite and Infinite Games if anyone is interested. https://www.notion.so/dlwjiang/Finite-Infinite-Games-ca1cc9549a7249d1bd3a2eb44d70c301
Crucibles of collective attention probably work by creating social structures along the full path to mastery and beyond which constantly provide energy and meaning.
There’s always people behind you, going behind you, with you, beyond you, etc... people and groups to hate, love, worship, look down on, etc...
Within this bubble, which comes at the cost of some homogenization, the feelings of purpose, mastery, and autonomy are rather high. At least while you’re still going upwards.
If the head of some department can’t be found for a long time, could it also be signs of a political ploy to ensure that a group remains headless and ineffective?
IMO The best software projects are like seeds growing into a tree. Things are fully replaced through the growing process yet the entity remains stable. Trying to create divine abstractions that exist from start to “finish” can instead create a hellish world of undying zombies.
Hyper-rationality looks at a TV and declares the rapidly moving dot to be of no interest and have no meaning.
I wonder if all forms of cherishing are just various degrees of stockholm syndrome.
Some fundamental prisons: universe as a prison and, body as a prison, mind as a prison.
There are 2 main governance systems. One in which the leaders drink the kool aid. One in which the followers drink (or are forced) the kool aid.
Skill derives from how much consciousness you can invest which derives from how interested you are which derives from how happy you are with life.
As interfaces to technology become more hard edged and algorithmic, power naturally cedes to those of a similar mindset of control. Empowering those who would seek to stamp out evil. (That very drive being the source of evil itself)
When a country becomes a source of cheap labor does it also start to assimilate a lot of business/management/factory culture?
IMO China has “Westernized” quite a bit and wonder if production of Iphones and such (which are moving to India) had some sort of effect :/
Technology is an extractive force that masquerades as a creative one.
It is most dangerous when extracting time and space for gizmos and widgets.
Time and space are too easy to sacrifice because they are usually isolating forces from the self’s perspective.
Yang(white) consumes meaning and turns it into experience. Yin(black) consumes experience and turns it into meaning.
Between the person who claims more is more and the one claiming less is more. The proud rational mind chooses to believe the former.
You know how they say it’s not the child’s fault for their parents divorce? In a way, couples who are going to break up may try having children in order to create a type of glue to hold them together.
The child was given an impossible task, but the subconscious and implicit expectations (as well as the inevitable failure) are still transferred.
The danger of homogeneous systems is that they get incestuous very quickly. Nature requires diversity.
It’s not that gatekeepers block, but that they add petty friction. Those without the gatekeeper’s blessings must burn their souls to see by.
This pretty much sums up life in america these days. Nothing but extremist fanatics on both sides, it is so sad :(
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I work as an engineer, I make stuff for people to use. My being able to eat and have a place to live is dependent on my ability to make stuff that people can use.
For every hour spent making something work it takes about 10 hours to make it usable. Given one decent engineer, one person who was good at auditing how usable something is and giving constructive feedback is more valuable than another 5 engineers.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying
pretends not to see you, eyes you warily
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