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What I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books - Forte Labs

By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs Now available in Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese. Over the past two years I’ve read 100 sci-fi novels, averaging about one per week. See the full list here, with my favorites. I started reading sci-fi to pass the time. I had good memories of reading Jurassic Park as a kid. ... Read more

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What I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books, Part II - Forte Labs

By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs Now available in Russian. This is Part 2 of an experiment in science-fiction prototyping, in which I try to envision the future by examining the best ideas from 100 sci-fi novels. 4. The more advanced technology becomes, the less it matters Nearly every vision of the future I’ve come across ... Read more

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Don't go where the puck is going - Inverted Passion

Making predictions about future is more than a fun past time. Gartner, Forrester, and many other research companies justify their existence by predicting where technology industry is going. Other organizations (like PwC, below) once in a while go crazy and release predictions decades ahead of now. Such long-range predictions are ironic because we can’t even… Read More

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How increased automation could lead to a happier and more egalitarian society - Inverted Passion

First, watch this video titled ‘Humans Need Not Apply’. Now answer this question: what would happen when all jobs that humans perform today will be automated? The scenario of nobody having a job might seem fancy and theoretical at first, but it’s becoming more realistic with each passing day. Google, Uber, BMW, and a lot… Read More

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Was listening to a recent @Radiolab podcast on Eugenics and so many thoughts came to my mind: - Startups are propping up that offer genetic tests for embryos cultivated in IVF. If there are 5 embryos, you can pick and choose the one you want for your kid (for disease avoidance)

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The Future Paras Chopra
over 1 year ago

Visions of the future should be mocked. The goal is to be obvious to everyone in hindsight - not in foresight. If most people agree with you now, you are either wrong or not thinking hard enough.

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The Future George Mack
over 1 year ago

How to predict the future: 1. Look for technological innovations in the sex industry 2. Assume it will be mainstream in 5-10 years Very early adopters of online video, streaming, and payments. They are now leading the way in creator monetization (Onlyfans) and VR...

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The Future George Mack
over 1 year ago

2 ways to think about the future: 1. Present focused - Ask what exists 10 years from now that will seem crazy by today's standards. 2. Future-focused - Ask what currently exists that will seem crazy 10 years from now.

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The Future George Mack
over 1 year ago

AR + Voice technology = Game changer. Prediction: Future conversations will look like an episode of the Joe Rogan experience. An automated Jamie pulling up and visualising talking points live in real time.

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The Future George Mack
over 1 year ago

If you're over the age of 23: You will (most likely) under-appreciate appreciate how powerful new technologies will be. It's probably optimal to assume this bug is in every bit of software your brain runs.

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Two Ways to Predict the Future Or, Shotcallers versus Worldbuilders

Or, Shotcallers versus Worldbuilders

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Levie started Box 13 years ago as a reaction to having to trundle paper contracts around the Paramount Studios lot.

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Close to free capital Close to free cloud infrastructure Easy employment backup plans for founders (not much risk) Physical and biological worlds becoming machine readable (and programmable) APIs for everything ... The change and experimentation we are about to see is 🤯

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Predictions, Prognostications, and The Future - Feld Thoughts

I have never liked being asked to predict things. I try not to prognosticate, especially around things I’m not deeply involved in. At this moment, people everywhere make continuous predictions and endless prognostications. At some level, that’s not new, as the regular end of year media rhythm for as long as I can remember is a stream of famous people being asked their predictions for the next year. There are entire domains, such as economics, that are all about predictions. Near term predictions drive the stock market (e.g., future quarterly performance, what the Federal Reserve is going to do in the future.) As humans, we want to control our present, and one way to do that is to predict the...

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The Future Is A World Of Robots And Drones

Thanks for the all notes of concern about my bike accident on Thursday. I’m doing a lot better – still a little fuzzy and tired feeling – but on the mend. I’ve gotten confirmation that it wasn’t a hit and run – I clearly lost control of the bike during a turn, crashed into a curb, went over, and landed on my head. Lights out for a while. I’m done biking. I’ve never really been a cyclist – I’ve always been a runner. Given that I’ve now had two single bike accidents that were 100% my fault, I’m clearly not cut out for being on a two-wheeled vehicle. So – back to running. Over the weekend I took it easy and...

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Asimov’s I, Robot and Hertling’s The Turing Exception

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I’m tired (today’s Whoop recovery score of 15). Almost everyone in my virtual universe is tense, tired, frustrated, angry, annoyed, exasperated, irked, or outraged. Fortunately, the only person in my physical world – and there is only one (Amy) – is generally calm. While we each have our moments, our morning coffee resets both of us for the day ahead and syncs up our energy as we simply begin again. Last night I read Maelle Gavet’s book Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It. It was excellent and is consistent with my worldview. I knew many of the examples, but a few new ones jumped out at me. The second half of the book contains...

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Unintended Consequences of the Upcoming Drone Apocolypse

On Monday, I wrote a post titled Look Up and Don’t Give Up that included the 2:48-second video of a mama bear and her cub struggling across a steep cliff covered with snow. 20+ million people have also looked at it and, I expect, found inspiration from it as I did. I didn’t think very hard about this until this morning when I read The Atlantic article titled The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear: What appears to be a life-affirming triumph is really a cautionary tale about drones and wildlife. As I was reading the article, I flashed back to several books from two different authors – William Hertling and Daniel Suarez – that included autonomous drones (and drone...

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The Past, Present, and The Future

The past is ungraspable, the present is ungraspable, the future is ungraspable. – Diamond Sutra Now that it’s 2018, the inevitable predictions for 2018 are upon us. I’m not a predictor. I never have been and don’t expect I ever will be. However, I do enjoy reading a few of the predictions, most notably Fred Wilson’s What Is Going To Happen In 2018. Unlike past years, Fred led off this year with something I feel like I would have written. “This is a post that I am struggling to write. I really have no idea what is going to happen in 2018.” He goes on to make some predictions but leave a lot in the “I have no idea” category. I...

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