Epistemology – How can we know if something is actually true?
Well, the short answer is: we can never be 100% sure of anything. Therefore, the best thing to do is to give every piece of information or a belief a value of confidence
Once we’ve accepted that our brains haven’t developed to map the reality as perfectly as possible – but as fast as possible and just good enough to survive and not waste too much energy on the quality of the result – we can find ways to work around the shortcomings of our brains and deal with it.
In today’s highly developed, sophisticated world, most of the time we don’t run the risk of being attacked by a wild animal and eventually dying – however, wrong or sub-optimal decisions taken hastily could have devastating results.
My personal experience as an airline pilot with over 15’000 h of flying experience and 14’000 landings has taught me, how limited and vulnerable to errors our brains actually are. This is why we work in a team of two in the cockpit where all actions are performed in a closed loop principle.
This closed loop principle has proven to be VERY effective in reducing human error on the list of aviation related accidents. And yet, human error is way above any other category for aircraft related deaths and injuries, while accidents due to technical malfunctions are asymptotically trending towards zero.
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I’m a fast thinker and learner and love to teach myself new things.
My skills and specialties include physics, crew resource management, process optimization, psychology, game theory, ergonomics, architecture, materials, design, aviation (15’000 h of flying experience), soft-/hardware procurement, Fusion 360, large scale 3D printing, acoustics, and more.
Epistemology – how do we know whether what we believe is true, is actually true?
My passion is acquiring knowledge. I want to believe as few wrong things and as many true things as possible. I want to leave this world in a better place than when I came…
Currently I’m working on three other projects:
- http://www.vortex.institute – finding the next quantum leap in theoretical physics
- Getting affordable, good looking audiophile speakers to market
- New wind turbine concept without the drawbacks of currently available systems
Born in rural Switzerland, I lived in Winterthur, North Carolina, and Jersey, Isle of Man, Galway, Ireland, Paris, and then back in Winterthur and now in Feuerthalen close to Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
As an airline pilot I flew from 2001 – 2019:
- BA146-200, 300
- Airbus A319/20/21
- Airbus A330/340
- 15’000h /14’000ldg total