Four short links: 21 Nov 2016
Master Strategy, Writing a MMORPG, Human-Level AI, and Network of Sorrows
- How to Master Strategy (Simon Wardley) — Most companies aren’t playing chess when it comes to strategy (despite what you read). At best, most are simply meme copying others or running on gut feel and highest paid person’s opinion.
- Yegge’s Back! — he’s been writing a game in his spare time, and launched it. It runs on the Google Cloud Platform.
- Kurzweil Interviews Minsky on Human-Level AI — resourceful versatile machines. Adjectives you don’t normally hear applied to software.
- A Network of Sorrows: Small Adversaries and Small Allies (Quinn Norton) — One media report in the U.S. estimated 8,500 schools in America have been hit with ransomware this year. Now, the reason why I think it’s really interesting to point out the American figures here is this is also a national system where as of last year, half of all students in U.S. public schools qualify for poverty assistance. Those are the people paying these ransomwares. Full of gold. And everything in our fields is dual-use. Everything that we can use to help somebody can later be repurposed to hurt them. Our sorrows come in battalions these days.