Badgey

Just imagine if you could gamify “adulting” … I've noticed that I'm a bit of a sucker for a “badge” — some online representation of an achievement or challenge — in that it drives my behaviour such that I will do things for the sake of the badge rather than for any merit the act may have. For example, I've got a lot of badges on Untappd, and I'm more likely to drink craft beer because of it, even tho’ it runs counter to my goal of becoming hyperfit.
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I worked for a “data discovery and analytics platform” company1 for a couple of years, and got to see first-hand the power of graph-based datastores for analysis, hypothesis-testing and pattern discovery. It truly was an example of intelligence amplification and allowed the analysts I worked with to work more effectively than ever. Since that day I've had a desire to map things out, to build a kind of mega-mindmap2 to really understand some of the more complex and complicated situations — ancient and modern history, the middle east, US politics, the powerful people behind every conspiracy theory imaginable…
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Openlumify

Just imagine if you could gamify “adulting” … I've noticed that I'm a bit of a sucker for a “badge” — some online representation of an achievement or challenge — in that it drives my behaviour such that I will do things for the sake of the badge rather than for any merit the act may have. For example, I've got a lot of badges on Untappd, and I'm more likely to drink craft beer because of it, even tho’ it runs counter to my goal of becoming hyperfit.
...more

I worked for a “data discovery and analytics platform” company1 for a couple of years, and got to see first-hand the power of graph-based datastores for analysis, hypothesis-testing and pattern discovery. It truly was an example of intelligence amplification and allowed the analysts I worked with to work more effectively than ever. Since that day I've had a desire to map things out, to build a kind of mega-mindmap2 to really understand some of the more complex and complicated situations — ancient and modern history, the middle east, US politics, the powerful people behind every conspiracy theory imaginable…
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