My favorite links from the week:
- In web design, everything hard can be easy again
- On Mark Zuckerberg’s character
- The Hour I First Believed – A fantastical exploration of super intelligences, incentives, and consciousness. I personally think (hope?) our civilization in 100 years will laugh at our notion of “copying” a consciousness (for those of you who aren’t already laughing). See also: The illusion of “I”, we’re not an “entities”, we’re processes that exist in an environment, etc.
- Flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole in infrared – amazing. Some of the photos the JUNO spacecraft has sent us from Jupiter are just stunning.
- Why you maybe shouldn’t promote someone to management because they’re productive
- One person believes Houston, DC, and Chicago are the most ideologically diverse cities in the US
- Some great stuff about the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tom Tunguz on the disappearance of the fundraising demo
- A Goldman Sachs memo identifies the interesting dynamic that curing patients quickly with effective drugs is less profitable than curing them over a longer period of time with less effective drugs. If you hold your “capitalist pigs!” reaction for a moment, this is actually true and poses a tough question for the pharmaceutical industry. Not a new question either.
- What can we reasonably hope for in North Korea?
- The Thing I Love Most about Uber
- Video: Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clark, and Stephen Hawking on God, The Universe, and Everything else (52m)
- The last living link to the 19th century is gone
Have a great week.