Samuel Arbesman (@arbesman) is a complexity scientist whose work focuses on the nature of scientific and technological change. Sam's also written two books that I love, The Half-Life of Facts and Overcomplicated.
In this episode, Sam talks about:
- Our relationship with technology
- Whether art or science is more fundamental to humanity
- How he defines success for himself
- The difference between physics thinking and biological thinking
- Why its better to learn things that change slowly
- And much, much more!
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- The Guide to the Good Life
- Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
- The Foundation Trilogy
- Childhood's End
- The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
- Algorithms to Live By
- The Age of Em