The Info Diet | #5
Tech, being human, and finding the right balance between the two
Welcome to edition #5 of ‘The Info Diet’ by Medium Energy: a simple list of content that has grabbed me most (articles, podcasts, videos, or books).
For the new comers… this ‘information diet’ is broken into three buckets:
(1) Technology- news & trends around all things cutting edge tech, with a focus on AI, spatial computing, and blockchain
(2) Being Human- all things that promote well-being and self-improvement, e.g. psychology, leadership, mental health, neuroscience, fitness
(3) Tech + Being Human- examples of all the goodness that arises when we properly merge buckets #1 and #2, aka: the upside from finding the right balance, or healthy tension, between tech and being human
First batch of Apple Vision Pro’s sells out on day 1 of pre-orders…
How not to be stupid about AI: navigating the tension between the doomsday rhetoric and the practical applications
Fox Corp launches a blockchain platform to help media companies track & negotiate the use of their IP/content by AI. AI needs blockchain, and blockchain needs AI… this pairing is going to be critical for verifying & monetizing content in the age of AI. The looming NY Times vs. OpenAI case will have major implication here as well.
Using AI for material science and accelerating new net discoveries… I think people are under estimating the impact this is going to have on the world…
Javier Milei speech at the World Economic Forum. This is a must watch. The speech broke the internet, and for good reason. It addresses one of (if not THE most) important issues of our time: over government regulation, incompetent economic/financial intervention (aka money printing, inflation, interest rate shenanigans, Cantillon effect), and the spread of socialistic ideas/values.
In opposition to these things, and with empirical evidence in hand, Milei champions the superiority of capitalism, decentralized planning, and free markets. Which in turn, lets technology/entrepreneurship work its magic and allows price signals to ring true (vs. distorting reality & true value).
The net outcome? Prices would fall to the marginal cost of production, meaning more goods/ services become more affordable for more people.
Instead, we live in a system that creates the complete opposite effect… one that is entirely reliant on inflation/rising prices to prop up a vortex of government debt, all while lining the pockets of a fortunate few: those closest to the money printer (more on this to come in my next essay about our broken monetary system and its downstream effects…)
TECH + BEING HUMAN
Fun example of spatial computing creating more outdoor activity & social interaction, not less.
A great example of my common quip “we’re going to use tech to combat tech”…the world’s first smart mirror for mental wellness
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