Samuel Arbesman is a complexity scientist and Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado and a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation. In addition to Overcomplicated, he is the author of The Half-Life of Facts.
Sam’s Book Recommendation:
Five Good Questions:
- I view this book as a beautiful blend of technology and philosophy. What is the difference between “complicated” and “complex” in your view?
- What is “the kluge” and how is becoming an impactful part of our lives?
- How is a top-down, physics-inspired approach to technology losing ground to a bottom-up, biology-inspired approach?
- What are some ways we can fight the increasing complication we see in technology? What’s a T-shaped individual?
- Is it just part of human nature to seek band-aid solutions which add to the eventual complexity and frailty of our systems?