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    breakingsmart.substack.comVenkatesh Rao4/7/2112 min
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    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Wow, such a weird read for me. I very much feel for those who are young with careers and possibly families, an overwhelming amount to consider moving forward. I certainly don’t fit in, never really have, so it’s all a familiar strange. Yet, what has impressed the hell out of me during the pandemic is how utterly resilient people are. I raised 2 children during the late 80’ and 90’s. I know the complexities and challenges of it all. To have navigated it well during a pandemic is heroic. And gives me tremendous hope moving forward.

    • Plum
      Top reader this week
      1 year ago

      This is remarkable. Something I never thought about but after reading allows me to understand how to think of this strange time we are living through. Thankful for Readup and all who read with me on Readup

    • EZ19691 year ago

      To me this is quintessential Readup material. I have been thinking about where I’ll fit in in this future world that is here now. I hadn’t realized everyone else might be too. Readup takes me out of my own head. Pulls the lens back.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      1 year ago

      Venkatesh is legit. It doesn't surprise me at all that he's a top writer on Readup. This is really readable stuff.

    • DellwoodBarker1 year ago

      Interesting read.

      Not entirely sure I agree with this concept of a chip career unless this is meant to be satire in imagining the conspiracy theories prevelant in a more elevating narrative ~ which I can definitely get behind.

      Sitting and reading in hot sun so my own career writing chip is getting overheated at the moment or I would dive into a more specific response. I need to cool down in the shade.

      Overall I dig this read and I 110% dig the thought experiment of time travel and how our times are theoretically accelerating (and already have) our planetary timeline.


    • bartadamley1 year ago

      The more weird your old pre-Covid news feed feels, the farther into the future you’ve leaped.

      I think of the leaps and bounds my post-Covid feed has taken in comparison to my pre-Covid feed looks. Oddly enough, I think my relationship to my time online was more negative than it was until the Post-Covid age. . .

      Perhaps because I found myself immersed in the dogged days of Web 2.0 being utterly upset by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for example and their roles in society.

      However, being an optimist, finding a ton of great articles/texts on all things related to Web 3.0, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs and so on.. I feel my relationship to my time online, as well as the opportunities in which I am now seeking to be more futuristic as well as optimistic.

      I think we will all look back at this time in history and recognize that there ares some fundamental lessons we have learned about ourselves, society and so on.