This is a completed section of the Westside BeltLine on its way to meet up with the Southside BeltLine near McDonough Blvd. This section is pretty quiet compared to its Eastside section without the major Interstate and large apartment developments running along it. It’s flat with lots of lovely plantings weaving through nice, quiet neighborhoods.
This is a section of the BeltLine in Atlanta weaving its way through Reynoldstown on its way to the Southside BeltLine section.
The plantings along this stretch are lovely year round and it’s a joy to bike & run through here. The fact that it’s a flat grade through the otherwise hilly weave through Reynoldstown is easy to miss but seriously amazing.
I’ve written about the sheer weirdness and 1984-esque nature of exploring China’s Internet before. And even though I do occasionally interact with the Chinese Internet in my daily work life, I still think of China’s Internet as something “over there” – it’s own little Brave New World.[Read more…] about My Favorite Communist Party Sponsored YouTube Channel
One of my favorite YouTube channels, Half As Interesting, did an explainer about the founding of Oakridge, Tennessee. It was founded in 1942 as part of the Manhattan Project.[Read more…] about Personal History of Oakridge, TN – The Secret City
Francois Chollet recently wrote an essay on “What worries me about AI”.
He argues that the big worry about AI for the near & medium term future is not AI itself – but how companies & governments will put AI to use. Humans are open-books and very vulnerable to manipulation. I love his section on key “vulnerabilities” of the human brain.[Read more…] about Understanding Persuasion in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
I love the Internet. I remember the first time that I saw a webpage load. It has changed my life in every way.
But the Internet is a tool. And like any tool, it amplifies both the good and bad that any one person can do.
Amplifying bad human behavior has always been around since the beginning. But the tool is increasingly rewarding bad human behavior.
We are adapting to the tool rather than adapting the tool to our needs.
It’s a complex idea. But I found a tweetstorm from Naval Ravikant that sums it up in a way that must be archived. Here it is in its entirety, copied with the permission he gave in replies to credit the original.[Read more…] about Understanding Signaling, Social Media & Internet Content