What's one thing that describes the current world?
We're approaching rising complexity and unpredictability, with the period to next "woah" decreasing and the amplitude of change - rising.
The real question stays the same: what will happen when the iteration period itself reduces to unintelligibly low values? As Hegel mentioned, a rise in quantity to its limit is followed by a qualitative leap. Basically, a rise in abstraction level in both research, progress, life and interaction?
Okay, one way to find out: adapt and
scream running in circles 🧬 Apart from the usual AI interaction engineers I can see the profession of, I dunno, complexity/ambiguity therapists emerging, maybe? Not all of us are okay with things changing at an increasing pace, and we shouldn't be - we were made for slower times, for a bit more certainty, order and non-overloading information streams.
Charts charts charts
So, we're venturing into complex systems and emergence. One way to deal with them is charting them on some landscape. Sooo...
A nice text-to-graph website: Flowchart Fun. Looks really fun:
Glamorous Toolkit is a mapping and development environment built in Pharo, a dialect of Smalltalk. Looking like everything and the kitchen sink, but the thing that interested me is the inbuilt Wardley mapping. May be of some use to someone.
Usefulness & bonus links
- An awesome write-up on how to register Stripe in unsupported countries. Spoiler: you'll have to use Wise
with a shameless reflink, they'll kick me out anyway(or maybe another neo-bank providing international bank accounts, such as Zen. Careful about this one, as their, say, "1 virtual card free" \= "1 virtual card in the lifetime of your account, then plz shell out 5 EUR")
Much love ❣️