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  • Exclusive Q&A: John Carmack’s ‘Different Path’ to Artificial General Intelligence #AGI #[[John Carmack]]
    • The iconic Dallas game developer, rocket engineer, and VR visionary has pivoted to an audacious new challenge: developing artificial general intelligence—a form of AI that goes beyond mimicking human intelligence to understanding things and solving problems. Carmack sees a 60% chance of achieving initial success in AGI by 2030. Here’s how, and why, he’s working independently to make it happen.

  • Mastodon: A New Hope for Social Networking #[[Glenn Fleishman]] #Mastodon
    • A very good intro and overview article
  • Open Source Initiative joins the Digital Public Goods Alliance #[[Public Goods]] #[[Open Source Initiative]]
  • Your Favorite Homepage as a GIF
  • Anil Dash on Mastodon Joining Fastly’s Open Source Program #[[Anil Dash]] #Mastodon #Fastly #opensource #[[The New Stack]]
    • I was curious to get an update about Fastly’s Fast Forward program, which launched in November to support open source internet projects. It turns out, one of the programs Fastly is financially supporting is Mastodon, the open source Twitter alternative.

  • Did some more work on the #[[DWeb Vancouver]] website today
  • Higher Rates Will Lead to the Next Generation of Great Tech Startups by [[Chamath Palihapitiya]] #[[future of venture]]
    • Goes through all the platforms creating waves of innovation and company creation, with mobile computing being the last one
    • Despite there being many winners and losers over the course of more than six decades, we can identify a clear pattern that led to the formation of each cohort of technology companies: major technology breakthroughs can act as platforms for new companies and business models.

    • leaps in software coinciding with leaps in hardware have always led to much bigger markets than an advance in software could create on its own.

    • As a heuristic, our Platformization Conjecture could be written that the environment for a successful technology startup, over decades, can be simplified as follows:

      • Company success is more likely when founded to exploit a new leap of technology.
      • Company success is more likely when founded during a period of higher-than-average interest rates.
      • Company success is even more likely when companies are founded to exploit a technology innovation that involves both software and hardware during periods of higher-than-average interest rates.
  • Tools and Platforms, Jack Cheng, via Noosphere Discord #platform
    • Maybe it would be more accurate to say that platformization transfers attention away from the tool and its uses to a growing space around the tool – from the sword to the blacksmith shop to the surrounding town square, eventually the whole bustling town – torch-wielding mobs and all. ==Tools want to be used; platforms want to be hung out in.==

  • [[Y CRDT]], a #Rust port of #Yjs
  • Announcing Masonry 0.1, and my vision for Rust UI #Rust
    • The Rust community has a popular concept of “fearless X”. Fearless concurrency, fearless refactoring, etc.

    • Rust GUI should be fearless, for the reasons I’ve described. And fearless GUI is GUI that has other virtues:

    • An A plus would be implementing Bret Victor’s learnable programming. #[[Bret Victor]]

  • [[Harvard Business Review]] If Your Innovation Effort Isn’t Working, Look at Who’s on the Team via [[Kharis O’Connell]]
    • Chaos pilots are people who can creatively lead a project through uncertainty. They have negative capability, but they also have other critical skills, such as the ability to create structure within chaos and take action. Leaders who are chaos pilots are able to drive a team forward on a project even as the environment around them fluctuates.

  • Some thoughts about open source contributions by Shauna #opensource
    • Contributing to open source, in a long-term, productive way, is hard. It doesn't happen overnight. It requires learning a lot of general skills and specific quirks about your chosen project. The only way for most people to get there is to have long term relationships with people who can teach them. Those relationships can be started at a sprint or a hackathon, or via a random comment in an issue tracker, but they can't be nourished there. That's a much longer process.


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