As a reminder, I’ve decided to iterate on the approach to The Itinerant Weekly. Going forward it will now be a much more concise compilation of the most interesting content I encountered this past week. We’ll test this approach out for a few months and see how it goes.
If you only have 30 minutes, listen at 1.5x speed to Predicting Catastrophic Events (Prof. Didier Sornette) and How to Avoid Blackswans (Warren Buffet).
Remember, The Itinerant Weekly is available on Diamond, Mirror.xyz, Medium and now Paragraph.xyz, and at www.theitinerant.io.
MacroEconomics & Innovation History
EPB Research – Don’t Ignore this Recession Warning
Quarterly Investment Report – Tesla Q1 2023 Investor Report
Quarterly Investment Report – UnitedHealthcare Q1 2023 Investor Report
Warren Buffet – How to Avoid Blackswans
Crunchbase – VC Funding Drops Q1
Global Health & Wellness
Healthcare Dive – Moody’s Report Highlights Needs for Healthcare Cybersecurity
ViveXR – The start of VR Glasses?
Andrew Huberman – Neuralink & Technologies to Enhance the Brain
Time Magazine – Why SpaceX’s Starship Explosion is No Big Deal
Quantum Insider – First-Ever Coherent Quantum Spin Glass Dynamics
60 Minutes – Google CEO: “AI to Have More Profound Impact Than Discovery of Fire, Electricity”
Fred Wilson – What is a Protocol and Why Does it Matter?
Nvidia – Text-to-Video with Stable Diffusion
Popular Mechanics – ‘Godfather’ Scientists Says Superhuman AI Could Eliminate Humanity
STEM: Expanding Horizons
Discover Magazine – What was the life expectancy of ancient humans?
Tim Ferris – Rethinking Psychedelics, Octopuses on MDMA and the Master of Metaplasticity
Prof. Didier Sornette – Predicting Catastrophic Events
Art, Culture & Entertainment
Barsee – Midjourney AI Guide v4/v5 (courtesy of Dan Romero aka, @dwr on @Farcaster)
PromptBase – ebay for GenerativeAI model prompts
On LIFE: Spirituality, Philosophy & Parenting
Philosophy Overdose – Ethics Without Principles?