Notes from: Mirror Worlds

How to build topsight?

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

Pointer from: Steven Johnson on a a16z podcast



  • “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

Ensembles & Uncoupling