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From the Web
First, is an article that has been on my to-read list for a while. The recent string of long weekends gave me time to finish it. This article from NOEMA takes a poetic look at the planet as a single organism and how AI and other forms of synthetic intelligence need to come together for our future.
Second, on similar lines in this piece from the BBC. It looks at the sci-fi subcategory coined "hopepunk" as a blueprint for a better future. As a big reader of sci-fi I love seeing fiction drift into reality. With a number of looming existential threats likely to become key points in our lifetime, a blueprint for hope is something we surely need.
Tom and I recorded another podcast episode this week. We talked about the acquisition of Twitter and what an open-source algorithm could possibly mean and the science of problem-solving. Check it out below.
An idea I have been mulling on is whether making your passion your career is a good choice.
There is a lot of conflicting advice on making a career from your passion. On the one hand, it could mean you have days full of joy. On the other, it might spoil what was once an escape by adding in the monotonous. An aspect of this idea that I think is overlooked is the reality of training and game day. For every grand final match there are hours of days spent in training. If you think every day is going to be grand final day, you're in for disapointment. On the other hand, if you recognise that training and game day are different, nessecary things, you minimise the chance of feeling like your passion has become monotonous.