Nadia's Digest - Issue #1

In ISSUE #1: XPRIZE hosts a sci-fi writing contest open to all storytellers with visions on a 2037 Sa

Nadia Piet

July 11 · Issue #1 · View online
So much content, so little time. Curated reads & items on our changing world and what it means to live, learn and work well in the 21st century. Driven by curiosity, selected with love, published monthly. Enjoy & let me know your thoughts!

In ISSUE #1: 
  • XPRIZE hosts a sci-fi writing contest open to all storytellers with visions on a 2037 San Francisco 🔮
  • IKEA’s future lab hosts a massive survey to playfully research how people feel about AI interactions 🤖
  • WIRED finishes its 2 full-length documentaries showcasing the thriving start-up cultures of Shenzhen and Tel Aviv 🇨🇳🇮🇱
  • James Clear presents a refreshing approach to goal setting that focuses on the process rather than its outcome 💡
  • Playing the contemporary jazz genius that is Kamasi Washington 🎷

XPRIZE asks you to imagine a 2037 San Francisco 🔮
XPRIZE (a non-profit by futurist Peter Diamandis that hosts public competitions to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity) hosts a sci-fi short story writing contest open to anyone with visions on the future and a text editor. If you’re not planning to participate, you’ll still want to give the opening video on a watch.
Seat 14C jets into the future | WIRED
SPACE10 launches "Do You Speak Human?" 🤖
SPACE10, IKEA’s external future living lab, has launched this dope website + worldwide survey called Do You Speak Human? to learn how the many people feel about AI and what human-AI interactions should look and feel like. It’s a prime example of what they call playful research - I fucks with it. 
Do You Speak Human? — Democratising tomorrow's AI
WIRED shows Shenzhen + Tel Aviv start-up scene 🇨🇳🇮🇱
Over the past year, WIRED has released 2 feature-length documentaries showcasing the thriving start-up ecosystems of Shenzhen and Tel Aviv, and the conditions and culture that brought them forth. For example, I never knew Israel’s Tel Aviv had the 2nd highest density of start-ups (after SV) and most venture capital per capita in the world. This > reality TV any day.
Holy Land: Startup Nations (Full Documentary) | Future Cities | WIRED - YouTube
Systems > Goals: An alternate way to plan progress 💡
James Clear presents a refreshing approach to the traditional goal-setting that focuses on iterative systems and focused effort rather than its direct outcomes and hitting targets. In other words: focus on the journey, not the destination; focus on the work, not the rewards. Very valuable to try out if you find yourself frustrated with your current progress. I’m experimenting with it at the moment and would love to hear how it works for you!
Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.
Contemporary jazz classic Kamasi Washington 🎷
To close I want to share with you an amazing piece of jazz music, impressive videography and the contemporary genius behind its conceptions: Kamasi Washington. He also layed down the saxophone on Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly and released his debut solo recording The Epic later in 2015. This week I visited his live show in the Technopolis in Athens and after meeting him, am an even bigger fan than I already was. I’ll shut up now. Just, press play and take a moment to revel in these notes.
Kamasi Washington - Truth - YouTube

Yass that was it for the very first issue, more goodies to be served in 2 weeks! Meanwhile, I thank you and appreciate you for subscribing, and wish you a great July.
With love (from Athens),
Nadia Piet

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