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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


13 July 2011 12:10

  • A 'forecasting tournament' to judge which political prediction method gets the best results.
  • An in-depth look at Stuxnet, the computer virus that hobbled Iran's nuclear program.
  • People tend to form beliefs that 'advance their personal goals and help them get along with the people they interact with on a daily basis'. So what does that mean for how we make judgments about climate change?
  • Is UN Security Council reform gathering steam?
  • Via Blattman, the difference between Americans and Chinese, according to Henry Kissinger: 'Americans believe that you can alter people by conversion, and that everybody in the world is a potential American. The Chinese also believe that their values are universal, but they do not believe that you can convert to becoming a Chinese unless you are born into it.'
  • Barbara Ehrenreich: 'With the decline of mass militaries and their possible replacement by machines, we may finally see that war is not just an extension of our needs and passions, however base or noble.'
  • Behold the 3D printer, which could revolutionise manufacturing (h/t 3QD):