There is something powerful and compelling in a good challenge. In principle, many complex challenges have simple solutions. There are three types of solutions to challenges, the first type of solution is the cunning, cerebral type – it is usually based on the premise that wisdom and experience will eventually trump power and authority.
Let’s consider the ethics involved in giving someone a life-extending organ – and then demanding for it to be returned: a US man divorcing his wife is demanding that she returns the kidney he donated to her, or pay him $1.5m in compensation. (BBC) Apparently, the two married in 1990 and he donated a kidney to… Continue reading For goodness sake, reciprocate?
My friend Tony is one of those amazing sources of things that make my brain go We were chatting about Crowdsourcing – an übersession (which is like an obsession on steroids) of mine, ToingToing’ed here and here. Tony read a few great books on the subject (notably James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the many are… Continue reading The Evolution of Cooperation