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Eric Weinstein
Math guy. MD at Thiel Capital. Host of The Portal at YT:
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Eric Weinstein 15m
It’s got a big sound.
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Eric Weinstein 16m
Hey. Take it easy. ;-)
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Eric Weinstein 1h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Note: for those of you missing the point, there were not enough characters to say . Sorry to cut that corner...but it’s Twitter.
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Eric Weinstein 1h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Simple reminder: your crazy family are souls you know much better than figures like Biden & Trump who you know through a screen. Don't let our distant theater of power and politics rob you of something close and real. [Just giving myself advice here.] Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Eric Weinstein 1h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
I provide this as a service to those Americans headed into Thanksgiving. Yes your Uncle may be and your niece Antifa. You may be married to an NPC. But let's all realize that we're also bonkers. All three of the above are asserted by our media & are obviously incompatible.
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Eric Weinstein 1h
A) Donald Trump is controlled by Russia, a hostile foreign power capable of hacking voters' minds. B) The US IC is patriotic and more capable than Russia or than it was when it acted against elections in Iran & Chile. C) There is no reason to fear rigging in 2020.
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Eric Weinstein 2h
I have no relationship with this company. This is not compensated. I just got their Spark Practice Amp. Holy crap. I love innovation and design and this is amazing. Occasionally, $ can buy happiness and this costs less than $300. Thank you to the innovators at .
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Eric Weinstein 4h
People say you shouldn’t live in a filter bubble. I don’t know about that. My experience of living in multiple incompatible filter bubbles is pretty awful. Takeaway: the fault is on the media and tech side. The bubble are the problem. Given the bubbles choosing one makes sense.
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Eric Weinstein 17h
Question1) When a sitting senator becomes President-elect or Vice President-elect, How many days in after the election do they usually resign from the senate? Question2) What are the latest concessions we have ever seen? How many days after the election are the 5 longest waits?
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Eric Weinstein 20h
I know of no 11 or now 12 figure billionaires endowing the independence of institutional sense-making. In a highly unequal world widely agreed as having gone mad, securing Academic Freedom for Sense-making has now become of zero interest to anyone who has true financial freedom.
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Eric Weinstein 21h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
There is something very sick about having a nation’s leading Universities, News-desks and other sense making institutions be the de facto extensions of only one of the two unethical and deceptive major political parties distorting our world view. There has to be sense-making.
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Eric Weinstein 21h
If I express curiosity as to why half my timeline is talking about Pennsylvania, 47 missing USB memory devices, an appellate ruling, etc... and half are not even aware of this discussion, does that make me a bad person? A dumb person? Both? I bet It’s both. Damn.
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Eric Weinstein 22h
Replying to @JaimeVelo
I would put it differently. Merde. If you will.
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @FirearmsPB
Thank you thank you. I would like to thank my teachers.
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
These concepts are being used to control our thoughts, bias our conversations, chill our speech even when it is not endangering anyone and simply discussing and weighing branches of *legitimate* decision trees of possibilities that Tech now insists we assign zero weight. Sorry..
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Of course there is no problem with protecting individuals from harm and abuse. The issue is that once Tech defines Fake News, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Hate Speech, etc to include methods making reality illegal, *any* inconvenient user can be removed, down ranked & deboosted.
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
This is undoubtedly coming from multiple sources. Some of it is common pressures producing common intellectually incoherent responses. But other parts of this are likely coming from quiet “Working Groups” with report titles like “Coordinating Response to Hate Speech & Fake News.”
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Now all that doesn’t come from a company X. But it comes from the same place from which all the mindless corporate tech drivel they all produce originates. And all I had to do was get myself in the right frame of mind to write it. So I sat on a porcelain throne, and there it was.
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
“In fact many don’t realize that we actually work *with* our competitors across platforms, and even with our regulators to make sure that we can learn from their experiences and share our knowledge. Because in the end, at X we know that business is about serving you, the people.”
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
“Of course it is never possible to please all users and our space is actually more ferociously competitive than our critics realize. However rather than fear competition, at X we welcome it and encourage those who think that this can be done better to launch their own companies.”
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