I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
Like all truly advanced technology, these solutions to social problems will involve a lot of math, but must not require users to have special knowledge or skills. Programmers are invited to help with the development of open source libraries for applied social mathematics.
Non-technical accounts of all these topics as well as accessible accounts of the underlying math are on the front pages of a network of associated websites.
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Author Archives: dpw
The most recent tool for use in Social Technology is Recursive Exhaustion, which can be used for the very large scale collection of social data. This data can (and will) be collected automatically without people’s knowledge or permission. It can … Continue reading
I have recently changed the website’s front page from one on Past and Present to one that is at the same time more and less specific. It is more specific in that it features my newest work, which is about … Continue reading
I doubt that anyone is following this, but if so, you missed a post in which I complained that Twitter got two copies of the last post, then said I would try removing the link to Jetpack. Well that didn’t … Continue reading
OK, let’s try disconnecting Jetpack from Twitter.
This is a very very very old image of me, done with a ballpoint pen by my father, who is now 96, by the way. There is no real excuse for posting it here, except that I wanted to add … Continue reading
I have an appalling number of websites, and have been going through them one by one, updating passwords, making sure I have the right plugins for WordPress, choosing the right options and optimizations. I’ve done about a dozen of them … Continue reading
I have been working on my websites a lot lately, which includes creating several new ones. Notable are MakingSocietyWork, DecisionMakingAndEstimation, ErrorCovariance, BipartiteMatching and ContentManagement. I have added these sites because I am now attempting to put together a network of … Continue reading
I have written mostly about the benefits of future social technology. Once we get past the stage where social media decreases the desirable signal-to-noise ratio, there will be a stage in which our social environment will include fewer but better … Continue reading