I'm a bit addicted to his rapid fire idea vomit style. I do like the approach he takes of throwing out existing broken ideas for new ways to solve problems. He also knows they aren't perfect but the writing provides a mental space to imagine new ways of doing things, which I love.
I like the vast majority of his ideas here although surely the systems are far more complex than he lays out. I do want to implement CityBucks.
James Altucher, aka NYC is Dead author, back at it with 2084. It's a fairly dystopian view for sure, maybe only written to generate more buzz. I agree with parts but disagree with his Crypto-dominance analysis and geographical breakdowns. Interesting to divide the US by major electrical grids.
This read felt eye opening to me. I experience this daily as part of a massive corporation: my manager is incompetent to manage or lead me and my peers and was hired based on irrelevant CV. He is likely to get promoted soon.
I got a taste of a startup recently and realized that’s where I excel. Time to re-evaluate.
Lil internet spat here between Altucher & Seinfeld. Reading this in NYC, I'm inclined to agree with Seinfeld although I actually do like Altucher's writing and agree with his points on a lot of people leaving NYC for good.
WBW is one of my favorite authors. I'm not sure when this was published but feels earlier in its subject, tone, and composition. I'd encourage everyone to check out waitbutwhy.com for his articles on Elon Musk, The Story of Us, and Relationships as they're really more like small books that are incredibly well written and insightful.
In reading this, I realized I'm not terrified of bugs whatsoever but really strongly dislike the annoying ones.
Big fan of this concept of "live content" that adapts to its situation to best suit the audience, although the downside would be it may become more difficult to chat about something you've watched with a friend as their version would be different. Interesting concepts regardless.
I was surprised to see online retail only jumping from 15% to 25% of all retail but the rest of this wasn't terribly shocking. I enjoyed the broad overview and recoiled at the stat about 42% of workers likely not returning to work. We're in for a few tough economic years I think.
A thorough look at what it will take for us to move forward meaningfully. I would unfortunately bet in the current climate not many organizations will be capable or willing to employ such methods. I think this is one of the clearest articles I've read on coronavirus since we went into pandemic and does give me a lot of hope.
I thoroughly enjoyed and agree with most of the article. At this point I'm a pescetarian, and pretty easily and happily swapped all red meat for mushrooms, beans, and tofu. It wasn't that hard at all. We reached this decisionas a couple after watching "Forks over Knives" and another documentary with compelling evidence regarding heart disease and meat consumption. Also, just last night, I read a section in "Sapiens" that made me never want to eat meat again as he discussed the emotional torture of modern farm animals.
Also this is the most active comment section I've seen on ReadUp, which just shows how near and dear food is!
Super enjoyable read but if I was to try I think I'd experience many of the same events the author did - yikes. Google Brad Blanton as the author nailed his description, I can practically hear his laugh.
I found this after googling "original matrix boots" because we rewatched The Matrix the other night and Neo's real world boots and really whole ensemble are very cool. It turned out to be a fascinating read and breakdown on The Matrix costuming. Highly enjoyable.