Helping to solve the gender imbalance: Athena Boot Camp for women entrepreneurs!

Once you start to research, you find so many good examples of women’s active roles in many spheres online: creating, selling, and forming networks. But why is it so hard to quickly recall names of women innovators or women-led companies? Women are just as engaged both in business and the online commons, but unfortunately much […]

The Critical Point // Accept the Pain

Continuing from “The Hangover and the Recovery”: The first step is to expect and embrace the discomfort of the hangover. Sobriety is necessary for clarity, and sobering up is a process. Throughout the process, there will be headache and stomachache alike, and it will be tempting to reach for some easy medicine. But it is […]

The Critical Point // Heaven is Hell

Continuing from “First Thoughts”: From childhood, through adolescence, university, and entrance into the world of “employment,” we have slowly lost the ability to think original thoughts, or even to think old thoughts but anew for ourselves. This is why we are possessed with anxieties and boredom and feelings of meaninglessness. We have tried to build […]

The Critical Point // First Thoughts

If I were given a single word to describe the experience of what I imagine being in outer space is like it would be “silent.” We have few opportunities in contemporary life to be in complete silence, both literally and figuratively. Everywhere we go, there is noise. We have become so accustomed to the noise […]

Why do we need friendly Artificial Intelligence? – A Conversation with Eliezer Yudkowsky

Eliezer Yudkowsky is cofounder of MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) and an advocate for friendly artificial intelligence. From a past participant of our boot camp who follows Eliezer’s work we came to know that he was going to be spending a few weeks over the summer here in Reñaca, Chile, where Exosphere HQ is. We had the chance to spend […]

The Curse of the Disciplines

Much of the creative potential in our world is either locked inside the minds of physicists and chemists who have been trained to think like scientists or in the minds of artists and architects who do not have the scientific knowledge to bring their ideas to fruition. This is the curse of the disciplinary society […]

Learning How to Innovate

Most entrepreneurs will say that the skills necessary to be an entrepreneur and innovator cannot be taught. This may well be true, but that does not mean that those skills cannot be learned. We should find it a bit remarkable that for all of the talk of hands-on learning and practical learning in the past […]