The Latest from Blueprint
The 7 Podcasts About the Future of Work You’ll Wish You’d Listened To Future You will thank Past You :)
The Surprising Tech Behind the ASPCA’s Most Daring Rescues How a rapid response team uses hardcore logistics to rescue thousands of animals per year
Dept. of the Near Future
You look terrible on video calls. Here’s how tech will fix it [Quartz] Steelcase’s designers have come up with a sci-fi sounding set-up called “The Wormhole” … INTERESTING Reminds us of David Fosters Wallace’s POV on video calling from Infinite Jest…
Self-driving cars don’t care about your moral dilemmas [Guardian] The “trolley problem” is an extreme edge case. PHEW
Ascending Tech Dominates S&P 500 Like No Time Since Dot-Com Bust[Bloomberg] Computer and software stocks are ~21% of the S&P 500’s value, near a 15-year high. GOOD? BAD?
How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple [Backchannel] In secret, in very very secret. AMAZING READ
The stuff we really need is getting more expensive. Other stuff is getting cheaper. [Washington Post] This graph will blow your mind. IMPORTANT
The End of Brawn [The Atlantic] The future of work will require a lot of empathy and intellect, with a steadily declining need for brute burliness. INTRIGUING
Dept. of Future Lit
What we’re reading at Blueprint right now
Finite and Infinite Games “The wisdom held in this brief book now informs most of what I do in life. Its key distinction–that there are two types of games, finite and infinite–resolves my uncertainties about what to do next. Easy: always choose infinite games.” — Kevin Kelly
Dept. of Future Pods
What we’re listening to
Can Capitalism Survive an Economic Singularity? [Review the Future Podcast]
Joel Johnson on Gawker and the Professional Rise of Blogging [Internet History Podcast]
S2E13: Granger Than Fiction [Partially Derivative Podcast]
Dept. of Future Gadgets
What we’re coveting
Dept. of Future Graphs
That’s all for this week. Follow us @blueprint for regular updates and links to future-of-work stuff.
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