“The extent to which a technology doesn’t live up to its Jetsons-era expectation is strongly correlated with its energy intensity.”
To become a wealthier society, we need to (at least) 10x our energy production.
My life strategy:
+ Have a clear vision and objectives.
+ Develop strong feedback systems to self-correct.
+ Run as many radical experiments as possible. Outlier ideas are more likely to yield outlier outcomes.
+ Have no fear. Society’s change antibodies attack outlier ideas.
This open letter on math education in the US urges @CADeptEd to reject the latest draft California Math Framework (CMF) which eliminates 8th grade Algebra I. It has over 150 signatories, including Fields Medalists, Turing Award winners, & Nobel laureates: scottaaronson.blog/?p=6146
I use DocuSign and they recently broke a simple feature that used to work (forwarding an envelope and tacking on another signature). Tech support is aware; no fix. I wonder how bad the product is at more complex workflows. It seems really clunky.
Typically reading through Glassdoor is a poor use of time (at least for me), but occasionally you come across something more specific / quantitative that can lead to a pretty exciting trade / earnings play and make it all worth it…
For the hardest of hard tech, would it make sense for venture capital to buy land in the middle of nowhere (or an island), obtain sovereignty, and fund companies without the barrier of regulatory burden?
And if this concept works, why not set apart a piece of land, say, in Texas, and declare it exempt from most regulations as a “Free Creation Zone” to fast-track potentially world-changing technologies?
It's funny to look back at the last "SaaSmageddon" from late 2018, when the market "decided" to sell fast-growing tech stocks and pile into slow-growing "consumer staples" stocks. The Fed Funds rate was on the uptrend at 2.3%. Today we have "taper" but at 0.08%:
Look how much progress Miami has made in becoming a major tech hub in only one year. This is what’s possible when visionary political leadership supports entrepreneurs instead of working against them. Well done and congrats @FrancisSuarez@MiamiMayor.