Tidbits #88 – Taiwan Aftermath, Jobs, Tiffany Pendants, Small Nuclear Reactors + More

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πŸ—Ί World Affairs + Geopolitics

#1 – China Tests Taiwan Defense Zone, Cuts Off US Military Talks

China continued its most provocative military drills in decades on Friday and cut off defense talks with the US, as relations between the world’s biggest economies deteriorate in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

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Tidbits #87 – Recession, Crypto Securities?, AlphaFold, Regenerating Limbs + More

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#1 – Pelosi Confirmed Details Of Her Trip To Asia, But Did Not Say If She’ll Visit Taiwan

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed Sunday she will visit four Asian countries this week but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing, which claims the island democracy as its own territory.

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Tidbits #86 – Becoming Restaurants, Coup Planning, TikTok Search, Neural Implants + More

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Everything is Becoming a “Restaurant”

Back in 2020, many people noticed that most digital businesses were becoming fintechs. This observation was so common it became a meme:

And for good reason!

Commerce is a central part of all of our lives whether directly or indirectly.… Read the rest “Tidbits #86 – Becoming Restaurants, Coup Planning, TikTok Search, Neural Implants + More”

Tidbits #85 – Abe, Space Race, Hacks, Dimming Lights + More

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#1 – NATO Pivots To Highlight Chinese β€˜Challenges’ For 1st Time

NATO has for the first time singled out China as one of its strategic priorities for the next decade, warning about its growing military ambitions, confrontational rhetoric toward Taiwan and other neighbors, and increasingly close ties to Russia.

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Tidbits #84 – Fed and Crypto Dominos

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#1 U.S., EU Plan Joint Foreign Aid for Cybersecurity to Counter China

The U.S. and the European Union plan to introduce joint funding of secure digital infrastructure in developing countries, according to officials involved in the talks.

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Tidbits #16 – Skipping the Elephant in the Room

I sensed October was going to get really crazy, but it got crazy, faster than I thought. You know what I’m talking about. Since the whole world already knows what happened yesterday, I’m just going to skip mentioning the elephant in the room because you and I know I have no useful commentary to add there at all.

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Empire(s) of the 21st Century

This post is part of a series. This is Part 2.

Part 1 – “The Coming Economic (R)Evolution” discusses the rise of technology and the creation of digital businesses that no longer need labor or capital…and why understanding their impact on the economy is necessary to navigate the shifting investment landscape in the coming decades.

Part 2 – “Empire(s) of the 21st Century” discusses how technology has eclipsed geography as the most important factor in geopolitics…and why this could potentially shift geopolitical competition from “country vs country” to “country vs tech”.Read the rest “Empire(s) of the 21st Century”