Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- Thousands of Years Ago, a Dog Gave Rise to an Immortal Entity – The Atlantic. “What makes a life form? Generally, the ability to have viable offspring is part of a species. What if a tumor is sexually transmitted? No, this isn’t some John Carpenter nightmare. It’s real, and creepy. Also, wonderful, in a nature-finds-a-way kinda vibe.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- A font created by your congressional districts – Gerry. “Gerrymandering political districts to tilt electoral outcomes has resulted in some pretty convoluted maps, tailored for political means rather than geographic sense. How convoluted? Well, there’s a font for that: Ugly Gerry.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Was E-mail A Mistake? The New Yorker. “‘Never have a meeting if it can be accomplished in an email,’ or ‘never email, meet instead.’ Maybe everything mostly sucks, and we just like complaining.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Where Does It All Go? – Literary Review. “We think we work harder and exercise more and have less time than those who came before us. Maybe we just like complaining.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns – Technology Review. “A child is doing poorly in math. He gets a tutor. It doesn’t take. He tries again. This time, it’s an AI algorithm that curates his lessons. Within two years, his mark moves from 50% to 85%. This isn’t science fiction. This is what China has done to pursue ‘intelligent education’… and the results are… great… terrifying… and the future?” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Why Companies and Armies Are Hiring Science Fiction Writers – SingularityHub. “How will technology evolve? How will it change business? How will it affect the government? Security? Privacy? Maybe the best people to help predict the future are the ones who dream about it? This is why science fiction writers are being hired to work at companies. Not to tell stories of things that have not happened yet, but to help these brands figure out what is next.” (Mitch for Hugh).