Forums  > Off-Topic  > The Peter Thiel Thread...  
     
Page 1 of 1
Display using:  

Jurassic


Total Posts: 277
Joined: Mar 2018
 
Posted: 2019-11-28 16:18
...for discussing Peter Thiel.

Why isnt there more innovations in sectors other than tech or finance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IaSS0bbGU

pj


Total Posts: 3470
Joined: Jun 2004
 
Posted: 2019-11-28 17:35
What about CAS9 ?
It's a pure biology.

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken

nikol


Total Posts: 852
Joined: Jun 2005
 
Posted: 2019-11-28 18:04
tech is new or it is always about new
finance... it is a continuous battle about margin. nobody wants to give it up, unless someone takes his stream of cash.

ronin


Total Posts: 512
Joined: May 2006
 
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:46
Sounds like the "no true Scotsman" fallacy - if it innovates, we call it tech, therefore tech is innovative.


"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

jslade


Total Posts: 1195
Joined: Feb 2007
 
Posted: 2019-12-04 13:45
I think a better question is why aren't there any innovations even in tech and finance. I wrote about this in a fairly public way 10 years ago and everyone got mad at me and waved their ipotato around. Oh yeah, then Tyler Cowen ripped the idea off without attribution and wrote a book on it. Financial innovation is pretty terrible; cheap money and the FIRE position as rentiers keeps it that way.

Since then, Fracking has become an important economic driver. Blockchain is an authentic 2009-2019 innovation. Whether or not it's useful for anything besides bypassing the banking system remains to be seen; most of the use cases touted for it are problematic. Then again bypassing the banking system is quite a good trick. Also my ipotato now has 3 cameras on it.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

Jurassic


Total Posts: 277
Joined: Mar 2018
 
Posted: 2019-12-09 22:32
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/opinion/peter-thiel-google.html

hes claiming AI is primarily a military technology

pj


Total Posts: 3470
Joined: Jun 2004
 
Posted: 2019-12-10 10:28
And I thought that, according to Thiel's youtube talk, AI is primarly a communist technology.
Piss

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
Page 1 of 1