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  • “It’s alive!” Bitcoin Could Be a Hyperorganism that Resembles Fungi

    Current thinking and research about alternative life forms focuses on space. Exoplanets are analyzed for each and every possible indicator of life. Unfortunately, this search suffers from an acute lack of imagination. The view is that life must, in all possible worlds, follow the biochemical path that our lineage on earth has followed, consisting of…

  • Top five books 2023

    In 2023, I had the good fortune of reading around 40 primarily non-fiction books, not all new ones. Indeed, I delved into some classics. as a matter of principle. Even if the details of a book are dated, when it comes to facts of technology and science, it is often worthwhile to follow the thrust…

  • Fight, Flight, or Freeze? – how to respond to the threat of AI in the workplace

    At the start of the 19th century, a New England businessman called Frederic Tudor got the idea to sell ice in the Caribbean. After an initial failure (the ice melted), Tudor built ice houses to preserve the ice and succeeded. Ice trade grew into a lucrative global business that transformed the food industry and employed…

  • Top Five Books of 2022

    This year I managed to read about 45 books the vast majority of which were non-fiction. Among them were some great experiences that really inspired me. I thought the new year was a great opportunity to reflect on what I learned. The five books that made the most remarkable impression on me this year were…

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