Mark Anderson: Patterns are Everything


Eli Parser’s ted talk – what were getting from the media is a personalized view of the world that won’t expand our worldview.

There’s an obvious need to reconnect. The internet has brought many of us less real connections.

Started out predicting basic markets and outcomes, moved into more global tech issues such as currency war, China’s role in the world.

Tonight, Anderson plans to layout a new way to look at the world economic order and to express things in a way that represents the entire FiRe group.

Turning away from publicity towards work. Creating meetings for progress rather than for a meeting’s sake.

1. How is SNS accurate in making predictions, how do we do what we do, why are we so accurate and how do we, as individuals, learn?

How do normal adults learn?

A: In frames. By creating frames that shape the way we see things and create shortcuts for our brains. Affect everything — not only what you see, but the structure of your brain.

In order to see the world as it really is, we must drop all of our frames, regardless of mood, age, religion, political affiliation.

We must begin to look not for frames, but for patterns.

Patterns are the world. They are sitting in the world waiting for you to recognize them.

Leroy Hood applies computer science to diagnostics to ID biomarkers that will identify a disease. Has no understanding of mechanism behind diseases, but can ID diseases on a 98% success rate.

Process agnostic — dropping not just filters, but the processes you use to identify things.

The scientific method today is broken. Students are not taught how to develop hypotheses.

“The best way to form the hypothesis in the scientific method is to come clean to the world, looking for patterns, identify the patterns, and then make your hypothesis.”

Who are our members?

We are the people who have come clean to seeing the world, are open-minded about identifying problems, and we are interested in solving them.