GMI

We’re living in a clown world.

She imagined herself as an ape’s neighbor in a grungy city where the primates roam free as citizens. She saw “an ape that’s kind of jaded and tired of life but has all the money and time in the world, and hangs out at a metal bar” and ran through fictitious interactions with the creature. “That’s where that idea came from.”

All Seeing Seneca

Now, what if instead of being in a cave, you were out in the world - except you couldn’t see it because you trusted that the world you saw through the prism was the real world.

Modern day version of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Having everything is having peace of mind and that comes from having less.

Tim Denning

Fake it ‘til you make it

One of the survival traits of human beings is psychological homeostasis, or the tendency to get used to circumstances quickly, both good and bad.

Arthur C. Brooks

Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.

Adam Grant

The percentage of illicit transactions in crypto is minimal (less than 1% according to one report from Chainalysis), and falling. In context, estimates of illicit activity conducted through traditional intermediaries range between 2-4 percent of global GDP.

Michael J. Morrell

As a global society, we spend an incredible amount of time thinking about who will lead our country and very little time thinking about who will lead our money.

Ric Burton

Got time?

Cartoon by Gone Into Rapture

Silk was the one of the first true international currencies, facilitating trade between nations, tribes and kingdoms like never before in history. At other times, salt was so powerful as a form of money that the word ‘salary’ comes from the salt rations given to Roman soldiers known as the ‘salarium argentum’.

Daniel Jeffries

All money is a technology of future-making. We only accept a particular money as payment because we think it will be accepted tomorrow by someone else. Every transaction is a prediction, and therefore an affirmation, of a particular future.

Lana Swartz

What social media has turned into.

Is it?

Imagine navigating the internet alongside your friends. A live, social portal to the web will be a big deal. Instead of surfing the net, dive into it.

Greg Isenberg

An allegorical tale of money and credit

Darth Resurrection by Travis Durden

What’s hiding on the other side of your screen?

Compared to other causes of premature death, air pollution worldwide kills 19 times more people each year than malaria, nine times more than HIV/AIDS, and three times more than alcohol.

Pandemic: Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

1984 is happening right in front of our 👀

Privacy isn’t about criminality, a distinction lost on way too many people.

Daniel Jeffries

Research by the University of London reveals that our IQ drops by five to 15 points when we are multitasking.

Mike Erwin

A crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Send messages. Not metadata.

Rejecting the idea of a personal brand