Notes from: Mirror Worlds

How to build topsight?

  • Space organization structures (map)
  • Time-organizing structures (script)

Pointer from: Steven Johnson on a a16z podcast

Place digested: Reading in a hammock (maybe?)

Time digested: Sept 29, 2018



  • “Topsight is what comes from a far overhead vantage point, from a birds eye view that reveals the whole— the big picture; how the parts fit together.”
  • How to build topsight?
    • space-organizing structures (map)
    • time-organizing structures (script
  • “Never lose sight of where each detail fits”
  • components:
    • deep picture
    • live picture
    • history
    • experience
  • Recursive simplicity: need only master a few

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