A brief compare and contrast with Palantir

Palantir basically puts a user friendly face on data mining (which is a semi dead end due to low ROI) and is apparently pretty advanced.

“With Palantir, investigators are uncovering human trafficking rings, finding exploited children, and unraveling complex financial crimes.

With Castpoints, investigators are not needed, human trafficking rings don’t exist, no one can be exploited, and there are no financial crimes because all of that is uneconomic in a fully integrated market. What conflict resolution is necessary is managed at the source, in context, not centrally. All forms of “gaming the system” to get ahead simply are not useful. The only things that are useful is creating value, and promoting value.

“Humanitarian response organizations are directing resources…”

In Castpoints, locals, with local resources, respond expertly and much faster than outsiders.

“With good data and the right technology, people and institutions today can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.”

CP: Data is just content. Without context, data has minimal value.

“we make products for human-driven analysis of real-world data”

CP: We help YOU make intelligence driven allocations with goods, services, and decisions.

“Our customers have data and a deep understanding of the problems they face.”

CP: They probably don’t. Like therapy, a person goes in for one thing, but the real thing is almost always much deeper. It’s great to make life incrementally better, but why not go for the jugular?

“We design technology to help institutions protect liberty”

CP: We put the naked engine of liberty in your pocket. “Institution” is usually a code word for bureaucracy. Bureaucracies can’t possibly keep up with the pace of change now.

“We are working to build a future in which public institutions, commercial enterprises, and non-profit organizations can use data to function as they were designed—to fulfill the mandates with which they’ve been entrusted, to deliver value to customers, and to distribute aid to those most in need.”

CP: “to fulfill the mandates”. Why not do your own thing and just add value directly?

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Brigade: democracy starts when you take a stand.

CP: Democracy is mob rule and never works at scale. CP makes it easy to govern ourselves.

“Write your own opinions, then poll your friends to see what they think and why.”

CP: Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one. Beliefs are just filters. CP deals with facts, and does not listen to people until they put money where their mouth is.

I downloaded the app. People are still arguing. I have no way to compensate a good post. Either I don’t get it, or this app offers me zero value. I already deleted it.

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