I usually let the monster that is the internet alone and distant. It’s a dangerous place to speak your mind because you never know if someone (or something) will bite back. However, after reading through Y Combinator founder Sam Altman’s blog post on the emerging singularity, I couldn’t help but notice the unusually dark statementsContinue reading “The Divergence: a response to Sam Altman’s The Merge”
Over and across the rooftops, the fall leaves from proud trees stand, glimmering like gold in the softening sun. Feel the rustling air that brings a deathly cold, the passing of time against all who feel so bold. Beneath the dancing leaves, of sweet red Maple, and quiet White Birch When our love blossomedContinue reading “A Fall Poem”
My advice to companies who rely too much on expensive, 3rd party marketing research firms is simple: look around.
“It’s not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest”. — Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations Blockchain fulfills the most basic principle of capitalism, trust, to a degree that’s without equal to anything else we have today. WithoutContinue reading “Blockchain & Capitalism”
The first observation in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations was on the division of labor. More specifically, how an economy, as it progresses, becomes increasingly compartmentalized into specialized divisions that produce a particular good or service. For example, a single shoe maker will not be as fast, or efficient as 10 shoemakers doing a particularContinue reading “AI: Savior or Curse?”
How I long again to feel my muscles stretch,
To look ahead for the ball I seek to fetch,
To the ribboned finish line that’s yet to break,
To the net that sleepily waits to be fast awake.
It’s noon, and the smell of lunchtime -beans, pork, grease- permeated downtown Buckhead. People from all backgrounds congregate to the hallowed hall of Chipotle at a corner intersection for physical (and I daresay, spiritual) renewal. I walk in and stand in the long line behind the counter. There’s a young, well dressed man in frontContinue reading “A walk to Chipotle”
Betrayed. Jailed. Abandoned. These were probably some of the things that were running through Boethius’ mind as he awaited his eventual torture and execution under false pretenses.
How dark and twisted paths does the river of time run! Who could guess that the roaring streams of paradise, Were quietly born in breathless heights of frost? I run the race of life, but how would I know I’d won? We build great castles as memorials of our pride, Accumulate treasures that shineContinue reading “A prayer for humility”
We are in the midsts of a massive, global war campaign. There aren’t any corpses (that we know of), no open-plain battlefields, no guns to see. I’m talking about the daily battles being fought in cyberspace between people, groups and nations. Now, these kind of attacks are indeed talked about, but barely at all comparedContinue reading “The war no one talks about”