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Earth has been conquered by its Marsian colonists and reduced to insignificance in the plot of Red Rising, and that I liked. I’m just a book into the trilogy and Earth’s unimportant. Helium-3 is. Its importance stems from the terraforming capabilities it unleashes. With Helium-3 the harsh uninhabitable climate of the solar neighbours of EarthContinue reading “Not Exactly a Review of “Red Rising””
Economist Steven Levitt and New York Times writer Stephen Dubner come together to produce this impressive book. The partnership started when Dubner was tasked to do a story on Levitt. The success of that collaboration had publishing houses asking for a book, and the result was one of my most enjoyable reads this year. TheContinue reading “Review of “Freakonomics””
An interesting reference was made to this book in Superforecasting, so when I finished that, it was only natural that this be my next read. Wisdom of Crowds is based on a simple, yet difficult to accept (for most people) theory; That a large group, if diverse enough, can make better decisions than the smartestContinue reading “Review of “The Wisdom of Crowds”, by James Surowiecki”
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