The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. It looks just a little more mathematical than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.
— GK Chesterton

<Bear with me>

I've always been fascinated by the idea of incremental progress. Linear, directional progress was such a beautiful, attainable ideal. When I'm daydreaming, I'm often thinking about this.

I was 23 when I first learned about Markovian Chains. I loved the model's elegance in explaining how ideas/people/objects transition from one place/state/experience to another. It has it's flaws, but it simply captures one concept that I think is critical: Absorbing States.

A state i is called absorbing if it is impossible to leave this state (Wiki). In other words, tomorrow, you'll be in the same place that you are today with 100% certainty. Mathematically:

This concept crushes my ideal of incremental progress. When I look around, I see the potential for us to witness Absorbing States in our lifetime:

  • Global issues such as Climate Change
  • Socioeconomic issues such as Poverty
  • Psychological issues such as Resentment and Depression

This site is just a place for me to shout at the wind, in the hopes that I can help improve the odds of us all escaping these states.

Thanks for bearing with me.