Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations [June 3, 2022]
How Plate Tectonics, Mountains & Sediments Maintain Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ Climate; Lessons From Cotton's Slow-Motion Robot Takeover; Identifying Talent; Complexities of scaling anti-poverty programs
Read: How Plate Tectonics, Mountains, and Deep-Sea Sediments Have Maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ Climate [via Singularity Hub]
Read: Lessons From Cotton's Slow-Motion Robot Takeover. Technological unemployment, aka “the robots are taking our jobs,” is a perennial anxiety. Virginia Postrel looks at the history of cotton harvesting. [via Virginia Postrel’s Substack]
Listen: Identifying Talent: The world is currently failing at identifying talent, and that getting better at it would have enormous benefits for organizations, individuals, and the world at large. Daniel Gross joins Tyler Cowen to discuss the ideas in their book on how to spot talent better.
Watch: Complexities of scaling anti-poverty programs [via Prof. Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale]