Cognitive Thrift 19 – Theory

In-Sight Publishing

Cognitive Thrift 19 – Theory

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

May 29, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: These things – all of them – can derive to degree of feedback and basic principles of information and communication theory with respect to how much a system is recursive in terms of its own improvement and ones that cannot keep up with the general change that happens – whether societies or aspects of the international community, they tend to erode or outright disappear.

Rick Rosner: Yea – I agree with that. And what we’ve seen over the past century or more. People love information. People will be draw to increasingly rich information source. People love secret or taboo information. So, there’s the – many of the traditional, American, institutions that had flourished through the first half of the 20th century were undermined by people learning to much about them or by people learning about their internal contradictions or them being at odds with rapid changes in society during the second half of the 20th century.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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