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TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Kevin Slavin The History and Future of Luck by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam 2012
Kevin Slavin 
The History and Future of
Luck
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TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Kevin Slavin The History and Future of Luck

drawing of random lot

luck

change

fortuna

when fortuna visits ship in storm

storm: angers god

it isn't random

who has angered gods

why is god mad at at the ship

2 stones (hebrew priests)

urim & thummim

right & wrong

About

...the author

Kevin Slavin, @slavin_fpo

botticelli

famous picture (birth of venus in spring)

painting is about wind?

ignore naked lady

italians called wind fortuna, 16th century sailing culture, prosperity, luck

venus point of view

legislated

controled

luck is endangered

lucky people

gods plan vs mans will

i make my own luck

culture of control

be controlable

if you are selling dreams

we sell other dreams

little bit luck for everyone

happy to play lottery

just $5

its not gods plan

not totally random

you get maybe a little bit more than the average

luck promises

lotery

its how all games work

what are the forces engaging in games

1 agon

competition

2 ilynx

vertigp

3 mimicry

4 alea

waiting online for

roll the dice

teetotum

is a loophole

approach reaility of change

game of life

poker

when luck is involved

the better player wins

poker isn't about cards

black & white stones

calculate the incalculable

just make it in a model

Monte Carlo simulation

how can you do a perfect solitaire

beat the market

Edward Thorpe

everything shaped like luck

humans apply it

point of the lottery is not to know

all is solvable

you can map it

fortuna

hold on to the idea that something can be unkown

culture produces antibodies

cultures of change