Things I read last week… (WB 27 December 2021)
Happy New Year!
“A blockchain is a worse database. It is slower, requires way more storage and compute, doesn’t have customer support, etc. And yet it has one dimension along which it is radically different. No single entity or small group of entities controls it – something people try to convey, albeit poorly, by saying it is ‘decentralized.’”
USV’s Albert Wenger on Web3.
Ben Evan’s tech questions for 2022.
What is engineering enablement?
“An American friend who sends his kids to school in Shanghai tells me that Chinese schools teach math the way that American schools teach sports: with the expectation that every child is capable.”
Chinese global macro researcher Dan Wang’s, 2021 year in review letter.
EFF on progress on interoperability in 2021.
Interview with Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke on the Metaverse.
Issac Arthur’s challenges & predictions for the next 100 years. [YouTube]
Elon Musk’s third Lex Fridman interview. [YouTube]