Hej, how was your week? ✌🏻
Toot of the Week
installing Office 97 just to feel something again 📎💬— @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Compounding Optimism (collabfund.com)
Morgan Housel shares a theory of compounding ideas and why it’s easy to underestimate.
- Fast (patrickcollison.com)
Patrick Collison has a list of projects which were completed super fast. Did you know the first iPod took less than a year?
- Five ways AI could improve the world: ‘We can cure all diseases, stabilise our climate, halt poverty’ (theguardian.com)
Steve Rose asked five leading AI researchers to lay out their best-case scenarios for the future of AI. Thanks, Astrid!
- Five ways AI might destroy the world: ‘Everyone on Earth could fall over dead in the same second’ (theguardian.com)
Steve Rose asks five leading AI researchers to speculate what could go wrong.
- Lena (qntm.org)
qntm writes a fictional Wikipedia article from the future about MMACevedo, the earliest executable image of a human brain and the ethical complications.
Cutting Room Floor
- How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell (wired.com)
Brian Barret tells the story of Joseph Tartaro, who registered NULL as a license plate in the US and ever since receives fines he has nothing to do with.
- Facebook's Threads is so depressing (jogblog.substack.com)
Jason O. Gilbert shares their experience with Facebook’s new Twitter clone.
- Stop Trying to Make Social Networks Succeed (ploum.net)
Ploum explains why social networks will never “succeed” (whatever that means) and that the real value is in the community, not the tool it uses.
- Multi-layered calendars (julian.digital)
Julian noticed that our calendars are stuck in the past and explores a more modern approach using different layers for different activities. Thanks, Jan!
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