The Context

The Context is an ongoing weekly Patreon series that gives a deeper understanding of the implications of current events, and technologies shaping the world.

Half Life of Skills

When deciding what is worth developing in terms of professional skills, there is an important concept to consider, and I would like to talk about it: the Half Life of Skills. I’m often asked for advice about skills that are worth developing or learning, and I am always very happy to provide my feedback. These …

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Talking to AIs

We often imagine technology in our science fiction scenarios that is very different from what happens when it becomes available. Today, we are starting to talk about Artificial Intelligence that is not exactly like what was depicted in the Sci-Fi books we were reading decades ago. There has been an explosion of experimentation in the …

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Living with Bots

Are you worried about bots, and spam accounts and fake accounts on the various social media platforms? You could decide that this worry should be translated into some kind of eradication of the bots problem, but I want to argue that the opposite is true. We must welcome bots, and learn to live together with …

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Bear Market

We are in a bear market and more and more countries in the world will very likely declare over the course of the next few weeks or months to be in an economic recession. What are the implications for investors and founders of startup projects? When we think about investors, we think about them as …

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Memetic Engineering

The purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk is a concrete step in understanding how the evolution of ideas can be turned into mathematics and mimetic engineering, which will play an increasingly fundamental role in a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies. Technology is feeding on itself. It is the expression of our understanding …

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Care

Does Bitcoin matter? Does Bitcoin care? What do you think about it? The President of the United States believes that Bitcoin indeed matters. He labeled it a potential threat to the national security of the United States of America. I don’t think that Bitcoin cares about what the President of the United States thinks about …

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The Cult of Done Manifesto

“The Cult of Done Manifesto” by Bre Pettis and Kyo Stark states that there are three stages of being: not knowing, action, completion. Bre Pettis wrote, together with Kio Stark, “The Cult of Done Manifesto” in 2009. He then went on to found MakerBot, and I’m sure he is doing exciting things today. At the …

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