How To Design Better COVID Rules

How to Design Better COVID Rules At a recent wedding the attendees picked up their glasses of champagne and began to stand to toast the new bride and groom.  “Stop” shouted the COVID Marshalls supervising the event.  Under the COVID rules a person is not allowed to...

Can Machines Have Ura And Omote Understanding?

Can Machines Have Ura And Omote Understanding? In Japan there is twin concepts of Ura and Omote.  Most commonly it is used in a societal sense to describe the private or hidden aspect of a person (Ura) and their public persona (Omote).  For a highly conformist and...

Why We Need Fewer “Experts”

Why We Need Fewer “Experts” An interesting view that I have seen appear across many differing topics in the past few years is that only experts should opine on any given area.  This has been used across the political spectrum:  only economists should opine...

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