Contradictions are System Alerts

Frustration at contradictions is an alert: the system is not serving us.
For instance: we have starvation amidst abundance. We are more connected than ever, yet people feel more alone and despondent.

When a system’s goals are out of alignment, either the stated goals are lies, or the system is not built to accept adaptive feedback.


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