Long form musings

Superior Dynamics Hypotheses

Hypotheses on themes with superior dynamics


How to handle change advantageously

Adaptation States

Why you can't optimize your way to something new

Knowledge Compression

The role of compression in knowledge transfer

Skill Diffusion

How new skills move into and spread across professions

Mapping Environments

A toy mapping to analyze what we learn from environments


Short stories


If you're perfectly qualified to do something, you've already outgrown it

Pedestrian Explanations

Charlatans want you to be impressed. Real thinkers want you to understand.

Forward Neutral

Bet on those willing to go backward to go forward, not those who insist on only going forward to go forward

Potential Acceleration

Potential is when you can accelerate faster than your environment can


Sometimes you just need motivation, but most of the time you need consequences

The Same Experience

Measure experience in exposure to shocks rather than years