Alternatively: Curation is art
The latest paper from Weyl, Buterin and Ohlhaver on Decentralized Society (DeSoc) and soulbound tokens is a must read. And this thread is a really good summary/review.
Reality is very weird - a story about scurvy!
The logic behind status signaling by the excellent Rob Henderson.
We need to find a buzzword for this style of leadership
The four families of scenarios for humanity’s future by the excellent Nick Bostrom.
The co-operative movement becomes mainstream.
Things that excite me → catalog of new types of research organizations and institutions.
Ben Thompson on how DALL-E and GPT-3 will be the foundations of the Metaverse through zero marginal content.
This is the right way for Twitter to open up its algorithm!
Really good analysis of Stepn business model/tokenomics. In case you aren’t aware of Stepn, it is probably the first Web3 consumer startup that has attracted attention from Web2 people aka normal people.
“I bring this up because it illustrates one of the key concepts of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of cultural production. And that concept, I believe, explains a lot about why our shared social reality is fracturing into a thousand partisan sub-realities and competing conspiracy theories.”
Optimism Collective was recently launched - probably the most exciting web3 digital public goods experiment out there.
Life advice from the great Kevin Kelly who turned 70.
Cory Doctorow on the pluralistic promise of Web3!
Life hack: if you want a more “educational” way to procrastinate replace Instagram with Artsy! Art porn + art news + foundational knowledge on how to collect art.
Jaron Lanier on how to fix Twitter.
The overfitted brain hypothesis!
My view on Stripe’s business model after their latest keynote.
Honduras killed its charter city initiative.
A tweetstorm on the recent Berkshire Hathaway earnings by someone who has invested years studying Buffett and Munger.
The new chapter of RadicalxChange!
Why Twitter (still) is a magical place for talent discovery.
Why Rome, from all cities, grew up to be an empire? Short answer: political innovation/governance futurism.
The art of doing nothing!
Implants are becoming more sophisticated.
Expertise is needed if you want to identify expertise in others.
Mutualism, Sara Horowitz
The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman
Recommended Documentary: Benjamin Franklin by Ken Burns. I believe that Ken Burns’ documentaries should be a required watch in all US elementary schools.
Quote of the month: ““The only thing a business school professor can teach you is how to become a business school professor” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Photo of the month: Bagworm caterpillars construct mini log cabins by collecting twigs and build them into a tiny protective house that they fasten to something solid and live in once they enter pupa stage.