under the microscope

The future is nano

“One emerging field that exemplifies this transformation of science is ‘protein nanotechnology’, where nanotechnologists use proteins to design and construct microstructures and nanostructures, thereby imitating life.” | learn more

better doing

Avoiding the nirvana fallacy

“We know today much more than we knew one hundred years ago. It seems reasonable to expect that in another hundred years, today’s level of knowledge will seem low. If we look at all of the past beliefs that today […]

on the blockchain

Stablecoin adoption revisited

From the esteemed venture investor Fred Wilson: “I heard about a transaction that closed last week in which the buyer sent millions of USDC to the sellers’ wallet. Instead of wire instructions, scan a QR code and hit send. This […]

fun facts

Timeline of the far future

A healthy reminder of the vastness of time. “The timelines displayed here cover events from the beginning of the 11th millennium to the furthest reaches of future time.” | learn more

big ideas

It’s time to build says Marc Andreessen

The cofounder of esteemed venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz published this excellent essay recently. “There is only one way to create the future we want for our own children and grandchildren, and that’s to build.” I couldn’t agree more! As […]

better doing

Preserving optionality

From Farnam Street: “We’re often advised to excel at one thing. But as the future gets harder to predict, preserving optionality allows us to pivot when the road ahead crumbles.” | learn more

fun facts

It’s 2020 and you’re in the future

Wait But Why’s Tim Urban reminds us that time flies. “The Wonder Years aired from 1988 and 1993 and depicted the years between 1968 and 1973. When I watched the show, it felt like it was set in a time […]