Unbundling, the new Internet economy. Exponential growth is the new normal for business. Reinventing media. The case against reality. AI and defining robots, renewables & more. Abbreviated issue due to public holidays in the UK. Enjoy the Sun!
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💰 Reinventing accounting: “We are using integers when we should be using imaginary numbers.” by MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito. EXTREMELY INTERESTING. (I know it is about book-keeping, but it is a worthwhile read.)
👻 “Compelling voices and stories, real and raw talent, new ideas that actually serve or delight an audience, brands that have meaning and ballast; these are things that matter in the next age of media”. Joshua Topolsky on how to reinvent the media businessEXCELLENT
👾 The case against reality: “According to evolution by natural selection, an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but is just tuned to fitness.” MIND EXPANDING
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Our next dinner is on the topic of Work, Life, and Love in the Age of Robots. Our discussion leader is Professor Robin Hanson of George Mason University & Future of Humanity Institute. Robin has been studying the impact of machine intelligence for more than 30 years and brings a deep economic & historical lens to the question. His new book is out in June.