Perhaps you’ve heard me share this reasoning already:

Economists almost universally decry monopoly as a recipe for inefficiency and as discouraging of innovation. By this reasoning, should not Economics, the discipline itself, have at least one competitor? Enter GST (general systems theory).

That GST would compete with Economics is innovation…

School of Tomorrow

Tetrabook: One triangular page flapping between two triangular book covers (flat on table)

The way the Martians teach Earthling math is: the green cube on the right is made of R-unit edges. The blue tetrahedron on the left is made of D-unit edges. D = 2R.

concentric hierarchy of nested polyhedrons

The concentric hierarchy was complete over 40 years ago in its perfectly meaningless form.

The pattern is strong enough to have been embraced and celebrated, were Bucky a mathematician in the academic sense, i.e. if he were a Conway, the concentric hierarchy would be as famous as Penrose Tiles.

Mathematics…

Martian Math Pilot at Reed College

Was pharonic Egypt capitalist or communist? How about Imperial Rome? Isn’t a military that gives you housing and health care on a base more socialist than capitalist?

A tight religious community where people live together and sell soaps and wine over the web… communist right?

Another community makes travel guide…

On Sun, 1 at 3:28 PM kirby urner wrote:

Since the “desovereignization” of the 1980s and our entry into the Grunch Consolidation Period, as I call it, I’ve been watching what I call the “thinning blood” of the “blot clot” danger, what with the further dilution of national sovereignty (as…

Eden Project Photo Op

Reason number two for fear-wrought panic is because all of the 150 nations of our planet are about to be desovereignized by evolution; that is,- they are about to become operatively obsolete — about to be given up altogether. There are millions in the U.S.A., for instance, who on discovery…

urbit landscape running on localhost

From an email to friends:

And now for something completely different. A short brain dump on the Urbit project:

The best way to grow a new internet is from the inside out, having Urbit planets as VMs tucked inside *nix OSes such as Mac (and Linux of course), maybe Windows…

Kirby Urner

Lots online.

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