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How Do We Give Agency?

Artificial Intelligence?

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
How is data mining defining our choices? 

(book review)


The Constitution in the National Surveillance State
Yale Review article (2008) on policy implications of artificial intelligence and surveillance.

In The Age of AI -- FRONTLINE,
05NOV2019 PBS video on Socioeconomic Aspects of Artificial Intelligence


Human Intelligence and Ethics?


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 6 Volumes


Why Does Our Balance Benefit From Diversity and Modesty?


Stay The Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution



Synthony

What is synthony?

Synthony: (n.) an entity constituted by the fusion of different styles, elements, and practices that contains characteristics of each of the constituents but also exhibits in itself uniquely new characteristics emergent from relationships and behaviors within the group from which it arose  ( see also organizational behavior )


synthony: (n.) the process during which the combination of otherwise discrete entities results in a uniquely new entity with its own cohesive and emergent properties.


from the Latin prefix "syn-" meaning "with or together" and Latin thonus "flower, gift"


Example: The synthony of Western and African music styles can be seen in jazz music and dance.


Example: Water, with its unique properties, is the synthony from the combination of hydrogen and oxygen under certain conditions,.


More coming soon...

How does synthony give us clues as to future beneficial potentials as a result of cooperative relationships?