The Future

The Future

"The future is already here—It's just not very evenly distributed." – William Gibson

The adoption curve meme is a helpful device for thinking about relative understanding and distribution of a technology or behavior.

"What the smartest people do on the weekend is is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years." – Chris Dixon

One large vaveat, on this side of the curve we're either early or wrong.

The Future by Visualize Value

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.

"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price." - Warren Buffett

The extent to which anything keeps working after you stop working is how much time you earn from making it.

To make progress, we must solve harder and harder problems in sequence.