Tidbits #68 – Antiwork, Rate Hikes, Autonomous Tractors, Pig Hearts + More

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πŸ—Ί World Affairs + Geopolitics

#1 North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile

North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear β€œwar deterrent.”

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Tidbits #67 – World’s Factory on Break, Kazakh Chaos, Deltacron, Bividend + More

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With the first week of the year all wrapped up, 2022 seems to be as wild as 2021 and 2020 so far…


πŸ—Ί World Affairs + Geopolitics

#1 Xi’an Lockdown Rattles World’s Largest Chipmakers

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology are experiencing staff shortages at their manufacturing sites as the city imposes strict controls on people’s movement amid its worst outbreak.

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Tidbits #64 – Omicron, Powell, AI Paintings, Life-like Robots + More

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πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 U.S. And EU Signal “Converging” Views On China

The U.S. and the European Union are adopting “increasingly convergent” views on the threat posed by the Chinese government, according to senior Biden administration officials, deepening a trend that could tilt the scales in an era of great power competition.

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Tidbits #62 – Playing the Real Game, Metaverse Mania

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While lining up the articles below for this week’s edition, I am struck by how many different games are being played. People tend to discuss differences in strategy (whether personal, professional, or competitive), but strategy cannot be objectively evaluated without knowing the specific game that is being played.… Read the rest “Tidbits #62 – Playing the Real Game, Metaverse Mania”

Tidbits #61 – PAX, Booritos, Meta + More

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Happy Halloween πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

I wish I could carve a pumpkin like these!

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πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test β€˜very concerning’

China recently conducted a β€œvery concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, the top U.S.

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Tidbits #60 – Hypersonic Missiles, Cyberthreats, Trump SPAC’d, M1 Max, + More

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This edition is super packed…so I’ll skip the random opening thoughts and dive right in.


πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 China conducted two hypersonic weapons tests this summer

The Chinese military conducted two hypersonic weapons tests over the summer, raising US concerns that Beijing is gaining ground in the race to develop a new generation of arms.

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Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + More

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How Comedians May Rule the World

Generally, I consider myself to be a fairly (long-term) optimistic person (but near-term realist). I’m generally more optimistic than almost anyone I meet or know.

Even with that starting disposition, the more I think about the sudden shocks from COVID-19, supply chain stress, and dramatic global geopolitical changes unseen in decades, the more I feel the need to tone down my medium-term optimism.… Read the rest “Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + More”

Tidbits #57 – Babel-ing, Crackdowns, Reunifying Media + More

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Tower of Babel

Sorting through all the things happening around the world recently has become a challenge in coherence.

Although we all live on one world, increasingly it feels like we live on multiple worlds. Sometimes these worlds touch and intersect, and sometimes they do not.… Read the rest “Tidbits #57 – Babel-ing, Crackdowns, Reunifying Media + More”

Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers

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Less “news” in this edition, but a lot of thought-provoking think pieces that outline how society’s tectonic plates are shifting.

People are really thinking outside of the box!

Indeed a time for change. Perhaps COVID-19 has reminded us of how short life is, and there is never a better time to pursue ideas and dreams.… Read the rest “Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers”

Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + More

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In Search of Power

The world has changed a lot in the last few decades.

The world has changed a lot in the last few centuries.

The world has changed a lot in the last few millennia.

But regardless of how the world changes – how people live, what they want – the thing that never changes is the quest for status and power.… Read the rest “Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + More”

Tidbits #53 – Million Dollar Rocks, Invisible Rocks, Burn Burn BurnπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! + More

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πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 Intel Lands Pentagon Deal to Support Domestic Chip Making

Intel Corp. INTC 1.43% said it would provide commercial foundry services in the first phase of a broader Defense Department program that aims to build up domestic design and production of cutting-edge chips.

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How 3D Printing Threatens Amazon…and What That Can Teach Us About the Power of mRNA

The power of mRNA technology to truly transform society in the coming years can be a bit hard to understand.

We can already see the importance of mRNA tech / vaccines in our daily lives because of how central it is for combating COVID-19, but understanding its potential beyond COVID-19 likely takes a bit of a leap of faith for the average person.… Read the rest “How 3D Printing Threatens Amazon…and What That Can Teach Us About the Power of mRNA”

Tidbits #52 – Parkour Robots, Common Prosperity, Forgotten Heroes + More

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πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 How Afghanistan’s Ghani Went From President to Villain in Hiding

relates to How Afghanistan’s Ghani Went From President to Villain in Hiding

β€œI had to move out of Afghanistan to prevent Kabul from bloodshed and destruction,” Ghani said in the video, adding that he left quickly with no belongings after security officials warned him that Taliban fighters wanted to execute them in the same way as former president Mohammad Najibullah, whose body was hanged from a traffic light by Taliban fighters in 1996. 

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Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + More

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A Non-Linear World

One of the most important concepts I’ve come to learn about over the years is the non-linearity of the world we live in.

For financial types, you can see this when things compound. If something is growing at a consistent rate, the outcome is non-linear.… Read the rest “Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + More”

Tidbits #50 – Chips, Data, “Spiritual Opium” + More

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πŸ—Ί Geopolitics

#1 U.K. Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of Arm Over Security

The U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm Ltd. by Nvidia Corp. due to potential risks to national security, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More

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China Policy Direction and Impact on Capital Markets

In recent months, Chinese domestic policy actions have accelerated and seem to embed a sense of urgency.

While the Chinese government and regulators have taken actions in the past (e.g.… Read the rest “Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More”

Tidbits #48 – A New Thing Called Fiat, Netflix Becoming the Metaverse, Softbank’s Comeback + More

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πŸ€‘ Economics + Markets

#1 Ethereum Co-Founder Says Safety Concern Has Him Quitting Crypto

Anthony Di Iorio

β€œIt’s got a risk profile that I am not too enthused about,” said Di Iorio, who declined to disclose his cryptocurrency holdings or net worth.

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Tidbits #46 – Laws in a Digital World, Sneaky Fronts, Digital Reality + More

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Summer is officially upon us. And we’re almost halfway through the year. Moving fast!

As always, thanks for reading. Hopefully this doesn’t take too much time away from the summer festivities. πŸ‹πŸΉπŸ–πŸ˜Ž


Laws in a Digital World

Before diving into our usual fare, let’s talk about Law.

One of the most under-discussed topics when it comes to technology and its impact and intersection with society is the implementation of laws.… Read the rest “Tidbits #46 – Laws in a Digital World, Sneaky Fronts, Digital Reality + More”

Tech, Healthcare, and Alignment of Interests

At a fundamental level, business and capitalism are pretty straightforward: You have a product or service that someone wants, and someone else has something you want. Trading products and services makes both of you better off.

Of course, you could just barter the products and services directly, but it’s easier to have a common form of accounting to smooth things over in the form of a currency.… Read the rest “Tech, Healthcare, and Alignment of Interests”