Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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ChatGPT is capable of cognitive empathy!
To judge by its behavior, at least. And, strangely, this skill wasn’t designed into it. It just “emerged.”
Opinion: Why we’re so clueless about Putin
Mainstream media, rather than fight the cognitive biases that impede clear view of an enemy, surrender to them.
The Case for Shorttermism
Concern for generations unborn is laudable and right, but is it really a pre-requisite for saving the world?
Opinion: It’s time to talk about peace in Ukraine
A chance to stop the fighting in Ukraine and negotiate an enduring peace may be only a month or two away.
Inside Putin’s Head
Is he crazy? Or at least moving in that direction? If so, what's pushing him?
New Year’s Listicle: Top 2 Cognitive Biases
Happy Twilight of the Holiday Season! NZN is ringing in the new year with two more world-premiere short animated videos, followed by some thoughts about the future evolution of this newsletter.
Stories Built for Survival
This week I had two epiphanies. That’s the good news. The bad news is that each of them added an item to my already long list of ways social media can intensify political polarization.
Tribalism Among Nations
Why does the psychology that deepens tensions with Russia and China seem so… familiar?
The Tribeless Tribe wants you…
One problem with declaring that a big part of your newsletter’s mission is the “Apocalypse Aversion Project” is that then you feel you have to, you know, help avert the apocalypse.
Opinion: Omicron’s Message
The new Covid variant has a few unkind words for the world’s governing class—and for global elites more broadly.
Why is courage so hard?
Being anti-tribal in the age of Kenosha.