Gilbert's perspective on social change from an organizational/institutional perspective was really interesting. The herd animal standpoint seems to work for getting people to recycle but how far can we take that method of persuasion. As Gilbert notes, fear will only get you so far in terms of getting people to work together for the common good. However, making it easy to recycle seems to be an essential part of what Gilbert was discussing, when everyone is doing something it makes it easier to do it yourself. So how do we start to turn our society holistically towards a more climate-conscious lifestyle? What infrastructural changes would make it easiest for the most people to have the most impact?
2. David Laibson's synthesis of machine learning and machine learning when discussing prediction of the stock market was really interesting. I liked how Professor Goodman injected considerations to the fact that humans may want explanations for market forecasts beyond what a machine may be able to provide. I would have liked to ask professor Laibson if he sees any long term implications or changes coming to the stock market with this huge influx of ai.