This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Samo Burja, founder of Bismarck Analysis, a political risk consulting firm, on his recent Botswana piece and his thoughts about China's Belt & Road in Africa.
JacobSamo has built himself into a once-in-a-generation political mind. I loved this conversation on the institutional design in Botswana that allows it to outperform it’s African neighbors. Bonus insight into the future of China in Africa
In the past three months YouTube has had to remove 58 million videos that were posting hateful or inappropriate content. The company, owned by Google say they've started applying more advanced technology to flag content for review.
JacobYoutube removed 58 million videos last quarter (how many false positives?). What organization has ever had the capacity to comb through hundreds of millions of videos? It is unprecedented
JacobI'm going live with Patri Friedman @patrissimo today on Chamomile TV at 3:50 PST. Topics may include the great bear market of 2018, liberty and free speech, seasteading, cryptoanarchy, monogamy, transhumanism, and the culture wars.
How do you encrypt a file such that it can be decrypted after a date, but not before? Use serial computations for proof-of-work using successive squaring, chained hashes, or witness encryption on blockchains.
Jacob@Meaningness Gwern wrote up an overview of current approaches and their drawbacks. It seems like something that might be solved in our lifetimes