Strata in society?

Quora – At which point in time did we have the most dramatic imbalance in culture and intelligence between the different strata of society? Is it growing bigger?

[ 15/6/20 ]

Strata is a marginally useful notion.

The discrepancy now between those with the least useful and those with the most useful models in any specific context is in most cases more than 10 orders of magnitude.

Anyone considering any sort of investment strategy should understand that they are going to lose eventually – the AIs are so much better than any human.

It is time for fundamental changes to the systems.

The information ecology is broken.

AI driven social media optimising feeds for attention (thence advertising revenue) are driving extremes ever further apart, and playing to the worst aspects of our natures (creating serious social risk for all).

Right now is seriously dangerous.

Money is no longer a good measure of value.

Institutions can no longer be trusted.

We are in a seriously complex and seriously dangerous time, which may yet become the greatest age of peace and security, or could go entirely the other way.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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