… completion, the heavy planting work is only in its early stages. But when Muffly is done, he says, the park will be dotted with not only green oaks but also hundreds of fruit trees that will provide both magnificent blooms at different times of year and fresh food for the four-story Caffé Macs on campus. Though Jobs was specific about wanting apricots, Muffly wound up designing a sequentially ripening orchard. “We think maybe 20 percent of all the fruit that will be eaten here we’ll be able to grow,” he says, ticking off some of the 37 varieties: “Lots of plums, the apricots, persimmons, and then 17 varieties of apples and cherries.” Then he ticks off the varieties of apples. “Golden Delicious, we got Granny Smith, we got Gravenstein, we got Pink Lady…”
… basic income, a guaranteed living wage paid by the government to anyone left out of the workforce. But McAfee believes this would only make the problem worse, because it would eliminate the incentive for entrepreneurship and other activity that could create new jobs as the old ones fade away.
In the tech sector, we imagined that decentralized networks would bring people together for a healthier democracy. We hung onto this belief even as we saw that this wasn’t playing out. We built the structures for hate to flow along the same pathways as knowledge, but we kept hoping that this wasn’t really what was happening. We aided and abetted the media’s suicide.