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

Caveat, on this side of the curve we're either early or wrong.

The Future by Visualize Value

"Experience is the comb that nature gives us after we are bald." – Belgian Proverb

Over long periods of time, building and betting can both be positive-sum games.

We are present when we can experience reality without being consumed by what has already been or what might be.

Learning is like climbing an infinite ladder.

We're conditioned to think of a single percentage point as an almost non-consequential gain. In conventional wisdom investing, 1% would be laughed at.

How long it takes to learn something is a better proxy for how valuable something is than how long it takes to do something.

It's comforting to think that hitting a certain target or achieving a definable milestone will bring us lasting comfort.

If you make $10,000 or $1,000,000 and spend 100% of it, the outcome is the same.