I’m a researcher with a background in cognitive science, philosophy of mind, applied ethics, and data science/statistics.
Right now, I’m thinking about or working on the following topics:
- The efficacy, ethics and economics of gene-editing, gene drives, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and other biotechnologies. I discuss these topics at The Frameshift.
- The importance of economic growth for ensuring humanity has a future. How much latent human capital is out there going unused and how can we discover and nurture it? I discuss this is my essay Radical Educational Meritocracy.
- Mechanisms to improve collective sense- and decision-making to ensure humanity survives through the 22nd century (e.g., variants of prediction markets, which I discuss in my essay on Replication Markets).
The purpose of the blog is to share what I find provocative or valuable.