Things I read last week… (WB 29 November 2021)
A16Z’s guide to exit options for startups.
An opinionated vision for the future of the cloud.
DeepMind is advancing pure mathematics by guiding human intuition with AI.
Understanding Zero-knowledge proofs through illustrated examples.
“A processor is optimized, like any other circuitry. You can optimize it for power, for performance, or for security, and to think you’re going to accidentally get any one of those three benefits without actually focusing on them is recklessly optimistic. None of those things happens by accident.”
Why it’s so difficult and costly to secure chips.
“Have you ever thought about not voting because your preferred candidate’s victory seems assured? New Cornell research uses mathematical modeling to show that type of thinking can have the opposite effect, resulting in the election of politicians who do not represent the preferences of the electorate as a whole.”
Modeling suggests friendships may lead to lopsided elections.
Guide to Quantum Computers. [YouTube]
An explanation of the 2020 Halting Problem & Quantum Entanglement [MIP*=RE] result. [YouTube]
Soviet rocket family tree. [YouTube]
Anil Seth on ‘Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination?’ [YouTube]