01-19-2013 | What Should We Be Worried About?
Apologies for the brief Weekend Edition today -- clearly I need to up my QC procedures when I'm posting weeks in advance. Anyone out there doing semantic Mahalanobis-Taguchi plugins? Anyways, I spent a good chunk of last night in a hotel lobby reading through the Edge.org 2013 Question - What *Should* We Be Worried About?
Since there are 154 responses, I've curated a few of my favorites here:
Chinese Eugenics - Geoffrey Miller
The Anthropocebo Effect - Jennifer Jacquet
A World Without Growth - Satjajit Das
The Role Of Microorganisms In Cancer Is Being Ignored By The Current Sequencing Strategies - Azra Raza
Incompetent Systems - John Naughton
Global Greying - David Berreby
The Next Arms Race - Vernor Vinge
Guys Like Vernor Vinge - Bruce Sterling
We Won't Be Able to Understand Everything - Clifford Pickover
In closing, what I think we *should* be worried about is the fact that Arianna Huffington was asked to participate in the Edge.org 2013 Question. Dear John Brockton: let's not dilute a great thing with mere celebrities. Sincerely.