Ep47 – What Do Silicone Arms, the Lying Media, and Bitcoin Maximalism Have in Common? (and Paul's Stunning Announcement)
In today's episode, we explore more exciting topics. From a story about a man with a fake arm trying to get a vaccine in Italy, we discuss what the end game for COVID-19 looks like and whether the people and organizations at the top of the world's hierarchies have a clear picture of the public health, economic, and financial landscape.
We also explore our shifting paradigms. It's no longer left vs. right or communist vs. capitalist. Instead, the events surrounding COVID-19 are waking people up to a new way of looking at the world, and those entrenched in positions of power and influence want to prevent us from changing our perspective.
Finally, we have an exciting discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of Bitcoin maximalism in terms of generalization versus specialization.
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Mental Update #1, the Mentally Unscripted Newsletter.
In our Thinking Outside the Box news:
Begin with the end in mind
Garbage in, garbage out
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
Immediate results vs remote results
Transparency vs. black box
State of denial
The best way to combat a bad idea is with a good idea
Open systems vs. Closed systems
Specialization vs. Generalization
High stakes decisions
Open-Mindedness / Lattice Work of Mental Models lead to Innovation
Tribalism - Costs of going against your tribe
Complexity invites regulatory capture
Skin in the game
Simplify complex ideas
Feynman Learning Technique
Recency bias and propaganda make us believe the government can solve everything, but we must accept that it can't. We must learn to live with some things. It's not clear that our leaders have a clear end goal in mind regarding our COVID-19 response.
Traditional media outlets are closed systems that only offer a narrow range of disagreement. They're seeing a danger from decentralized media and open-system media.
The way governments, businesses, and individuals react to situations is changing. We're moving away from traditional left/right, capitalism/communism dichotomies to centralized/decentralized or open systems/closed systems.
Generalists have more resilience than specialists. In the case of crypto, generalization is superior to specialization (maximalization) in the current world environment.
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