In addition to being a ludicrously well-funded game engine startup, there’s something conspicuous about what Improbable has in the works. In its Series B announcement, after mentioning the typical game engine applications (video games, VR), the company said it’s planning to simulate the real world: Over the longer term, we are also excited by the … Continue reading Recreating Reality: How the Final Chapter of ‘Software Eats the World’ Will Be IoT and Simulation
Back in 2012, I became obsessed with currency. Argentina's currency crisis was in full swing, and I had the good fortune to spend my college summer working in Buenos Aires. It was a firsthand economics lesson into how people's behavior changes when inflation is 40%. It was at that time in Argentina where I first encountered … Continue reading How I Applied For (And Failed To Get) A Fulbright To Study Crypto in Argentina
How Apple and others can make time better spent, beyond just nutrition facts For the last year or two, if you asked me the Contrarian Question — what is something I believe that most people don’t — I would have said that digital addiction is real and widespread. I realize this is hardly a contrarian take now that headline … Continue reading May I Have My Attention Please?
How voice technology is changing my brain and why I’m excited for app consolidation For those uninitiated to the Echo, its killer feature is that it’s always on and listening for the wake word — it’s the first truly dedicated vocal computing device. Every Echo owner knows it takes about 30 seconds to convert first-timers into believers. “Alexa, … Continue reading This Is Your Brain On Alexa