Results for tag: finance

You can't buy your way out of the collapse.

Douglas Rushkoff on the ultra-wealthy trying to figure out how the world will end (because of them) and how to dominate through it. Quite depressing, if unsurprising.

Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system, and asked: “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?” The event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, solar storm, unstoppable virus, or malicious computer hack that takes everything down.
Linked on the 7th of September, 2022 Details

The Problem With NFTs, Web 3, and all that folly.

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If you've been confused about the NFT hype, this well-researched video might help. It might also confuse you more. There's a lot to digest but it's really worth a watch. The running time is over 2 hours though, so stick it in your "watch later" queue and get to it when you have some down time.

The whole thing is even more bonkers than I thought.

Added on the 25th of January, 2022 Details

The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites.

The cardinal error of such analysis, however, lies in its tendency to
mistake structural transformations of global capitalism for zeitgeisty
trends in the history of ideas.

The techno-optimism of the 90s was just a smoke screen.

Linked on the 8th of September, 2019 Details

Lost wallets largely get returned.

A study finds that people generally return lost wallets when found. The rate even goes up if the amount inside is higher. Curiously, not in the Vatican.

Linked on the 22nd of June, 2019 Details

Long Island Iced Tea rebrands to Long Blockchain and its shares go crazy

No bubble here, move along…
Linked on the 22nd of December, 2017 Details

The web we may have lost…

Christian Heilmann on the net neutrality ruling and the importance of free access to read and publish information.
Linked on the 18th of December, 2017 Details