A story about different kinds of innovation, and re-asking an ancient question.
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Great story =]
This style reminds me of Vonnegut. Truth stated so clearly it is impossible to miss. I love it.
Enjoyed reading it, as usual. When will we get serious about climate change? Pretty soon, the can we're kicking down the road will end up floating.
It's easy to make fun of Ben Shapiro -- he thinks so much of himself and has legimitimately almost no reason to do so. It's also easy to make fun of those who think he's One. Smart. Dude.
I wish that great writing carried a little bit of the influence of great sums of money. Sadly, it seems not to. Nevertheless, brilliant as usual. Thanks.
Really great to read. Reminds me of Vonnegut.
Bravo! Great essay!
And I hate to be *that guy*...but one nit— left off a zero in 6000 pounds per square inch
Wow. I really liked how you tied all these things together from the Titanic to the Titan to climate change. And that mind set. We are all going down together. So we need to take care of each other. Neighborliness.
The Elon Musks of the world are oblivious to the not-rich (who outnumber them by a lot) who make their lives so easy and comfortable- the personal assistants, chefs, chauffeurs, cleaning crews, gardeners, etc... . They forget that when shit really hits the fan, the staff (bodyguard taking the lead), are going to turn on them and be the ones enjoying the bio-dome food and air-conditioner.
i was almost today-years-old when i spotted the jm keynes quote (thanks to paul campos) that you so ably fillet:
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
― John Maynard Keynes
Bravo! Particularly pungent.
I don't go to church, but after reading this I felt like I'd just heard a rousing spot-on sermon. Thanks.