Michele Battle-Fisher explains systems thinking to this dumdum right here. I feel several percent less dumb now, and so will you after listening to this ep. Bet.
Michele Battle-Fisher, AKA BATHive, is an educator, author, and the founder of the journal Orgcomplexity. She brings a unique “systems” perspective to a number of issues in and beyond public health—a perspective too often absent from sci/tech/futurist spaces. It was great fun talking to her, even if she was much nicer to Zach. Zach.
- Michele works with the Ronin Institute, which is my favorite institute based on name alone. No, they don’t have katanas. No, I didn’t confirm that. I didn’t! Oh, you think I should have? But I…
- Here’s more on Derek Cabrera’s four building blocks of systems thinking.
- This talk of systems reminds us of the works of João Pedro de Magalhães and Thomas Seyfried. João Pedro addresses certain diseases by focusing on the systemwide dynamics of aging, while Thomas feels the best way to treat a wide variety of cancers is to induce systemwide therapeutic ketosis.
- I mentioned the study that found that judges delivered harsher sentences when they were hungrier. Michele pointed out that it might have only involved twenty Swedes. She wasn’t that wrong. Instead it involved eight Israeli judges and looked at over 1,000 of their decisions. Is that a large enough n? I have no idea. I think p-value is a measure of how badly you have to go to the bathroom.
- Goats are like dogs, or something. This is news, people!
- “Tesla CEO Elon Musk challenges Big Coal to go toe-to-toe with 0 subsidies after being called a fraud”
- “CIA ‘Siren Servers’ can predict social uprisings 3-5 days in advance”
- “Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th”
- “This pill could make your dog (and maybe you) live longer”
- “Comcast’s 1TB internet caps will soon be reality for many customers”
- Wikileaks: 6th man on the moon Edgar Mitchell emails Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair Podesta saying that nonviolent extra terrestrials will be providing earth with zero point energy devices
- “Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it”
- Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh
- Some food truck somewhere. This mention is extra super useful to you if you work where Tom does.
- The short films of Don Hertzfeldt—especially World of Tomorrow, Rejected, and Ah, L’Amour.
- The Most Americans
- Yuval Noah Harari on the Rise of Homo Deus
- Yuval Harari: “Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets”
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. (Notice a theme here?)
- Bravest Warriors (again, but for real this time)