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Ten skills for the postnormal era 

How skilled are you?

  1. Boundless Curiosity — The most creative people are insatiably curious. They want to know what works and why.
  2. Freestyling We have to learn to dance with the robots, not to run away. However. we still need to make sure that Al is limited enough that it will still be dance-withable, and not not-runnab/e-away-from. 

  3. Emergent Leadership Emergent leadership: the ability to steer things in the right direction without the authority to do so. through social competence. 

  4. Constructive Uncertainty — The idea of constructive uncertainty is not predicated on eliminating our biases: they are as built into our minds as deeply as language and lust. 

  5. Complex Ethics All thinking touches on our sense of morality andjustice. Knowledge is justified belief, so our perspective of the world and our place in it is rooted in our ethical system, whether examined or not. 

  6. Deep Generalists — Deep generalists can ferret out the connections that build the complexity into complex systems, and grasp their interplay. 

  7. Design Logic It’s not only about imagining things we desire, but also undesirable things—cautionary tales that highlight what might happen if we carelessly introduce new technologies into society. 

  8. Postnormal Creativity — We should expect that in postnormal times creativity will have a few surprises in store for us. 

  9. Posterity, not History, nor the Future — While we need to learn from history, we must not be constrained by it, especially in a time where much of what is going on is unprecedented. 

  10. Sensemaking — Skills that help us create unique insights critical to decision making. 

Source: Stowe Boyd

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Ringling’s End Could Mean Freedom For All U.S. Circus Animals

Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Bipartisan TEAPSPA:

‘Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have joined forces on a bill that would ban the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and any other entertainment act on wheels. In late March, Representatives Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, and 22 other lawmakers introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) in the House. It would require the 19 traveling circuses in the U.S. with performing animals to to use only human entertainers—or shut down.

If the bill passes, it will end life on the road for more than 200 big cats, bears, camels, and elephants still working as circus performers. Thirty-four other countries have instituted similar bans, as have dozens of cities and counties in the U.S., including Los Angeles and San Francisco.’

Source: National Geographic