What made me think this week — December 3, 2017
What I read:
There’s no Fire Alarm for Artificial General Intelligence. We need to discuss this as a society. I will write about the alarming piece this week.
I loved the idea of WeWork in the beginning but I feel it’s moving society in a wrong direction. The digital hippies want to integrate life and work — but not in a good way.
I went to Slush17 this week and I was mostly impressed by Ovamba, a short-term capital VC in Africa. Made me think how much we don’t know about Africa and we should know.
What I listened to:
Ezra Klein interviewed Rebecca Traister on #MeToo, Anita Hill and many others topics. In general, his podcast is a weekly highlight.
Slow Burn, a new Slate Podcast about Watergate. I gave the first episode a try and have to say that I can’t wait for the rest of the work. I thought I knew quite a bit about Watergate and I was wrong.
Yes, Howard Stern is the best interviewer out there but his interview with Jon Stewart was really special. Raw, real and very introspective. Don’t miss.
Bjork’s Utopia came out this week and it is her best work in more than 10 years.
What I wrote this week:
Guess what I’m focused on at the moment?