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The Golden Rule Doesn't Account for Other's Preferences and Interests Transcript: Speaker 1 The golden rule does not adequately take into account these differences, especially of power. People commonly say, why is it ethical to treat others as we would want to be treated? They may be different than us and may want to be treated differently.

The Golden Rule

In Good We Trust

An important reason why, despite the rise of asynchronous communication via services like [Slack](https://slack.com/), [Teams](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software) and [Trello](https://trello.com/), synchronous meetings remain so prevalent is that asynchronous dialogs often suffer from the same lack of thoughtful time and attention management that are necessary to make synchronous meetings successful. Approaches like Polis, Remesh, All Our Ideas and their increasingly sophisticated LLM-based extensions promise to significantly improve this, making it increasingly possible to have respectful, inclusive and informative asynchronous conversations that include many more stakeholders.

Plurality

E. Glen Weyl, Audrey Tang and ⿻ Community

The Depolarizing Nature of Prediction Markets Summary: Prediction markets operate opposite to social media platforms by incentivizing diversity of opinion among participants. The market's incentive structure causes it to be depolarizing, attracting individuals with different views and preventing filter bubbles. This contrasts with social media platforms which tend to reinforce users' existing views. The insight highlights the power of prediction markets in challenging and diversifying opinions by attracting a variety of traders, ultimately leading to a more functional market. Transcript: Speaker 1 But even online, prediction markets are in fact the opposite of every other platform in the following sense. If a prediction market starts to just get full of people who just absolutely convinced that Biden's going to win and they cause the price of that contract to go out to let's say 60 cents Or 70 cents to a dollar that will look absurd to people who are absolutely convinced that Trump's going to win and they will be attracted to the market. The market just could not exist in that filter bubble because it would lead prices to move in a direction that look absurd to people who are not in the market. And as they enter that will not just change the price, but it will increase the diversity of opinion of market participants. If everybody thought the same way, they really wouldn't be betting against each other and your market would basically end up with hardly any volume. So the incentive structure of markets causes them to be in some sense depolarizing and in the social media landscape or in the online electronic platform landscape, that makes them Very different from things like Twitter, X, Facebook, threads, Instagram and so on. Because if your own activity involves people who just think like you, you're not going to find many profitable bets to make and others outside of that will be attracted to that environment. Speaker 2 That is a really powerful realization, isn't it? So you're coming up to elections or coming up to anything you're saying, don't look at Twitter, don't look at any platform that self reinforces your own views, go look at essentially Some of the challenges your own views and prediction markets do it with real money. Speaker 1 No matter what you view, you'll find somebody on that that would challenge it because if that diversity of traders didn't exist, the market wouldn't really be functioning.

How Can We Harness the Wisdom of the Crowd?

Simplifying Complexity

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