I picked this up from a Tim Ferriss Facebook post. Continue reading “Ranking the World’s Most Influential Thinkers”
Here’s some work that Ian and I did in 2007 examining the various interconnected stocks and flows of energy and material that might exist at some point in the future. Continue reading “H3 Energy and Material Flow and Transformations”
You think that because you understand “one” that you must therefore understand “two” because one and one make two. But you forget that you must also understand “and.”
—Sufi teaching story
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
– Poul Anderson.
One of my favorite quotes comes from William Gibson …
The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.
At an early age I developed an appreciation for those who can describe the plausible future. This evolved into a collection of epiphanies every time I’ve realized that I’m actually living in it. I’m sitting on my deck, a patio heater taking the edge off of the cool morning air, listening to birds and traffic while I type a note on a device about a quarter of a inch thick that’s connected to billions of people around the planet. When I graduated from high school I’m confident that no one had that option available to them and few were imagining it. It’s pretty weird if you think about it, yet my kids take it for granted (as I do most of the time) and my grandkids have never seen a different world.