Book I’m Reading
In light of the war between Israel and Hamas, I went looking for an account of the holocaust that I’d not seen before. Night by Elie Wiesel is an “unmistakably autobiographical account of the author’s own gruesome experiences in Nazi Germany’s death camps.”
From the Goodreads summary, “Told through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, the tragic fate of the Jews from the little town of Sighet unfolds with a heart-wrenching inevitability.” I was moved to tears more than once while listening to this book.
Podcast I’m Listening To
Here’s another excellent discussion with the guys on the All In Podcast.
Notice especially timestamp 49:00 and following where Tucker Carlson says, “It is the people with the most who have the strongest desire to kill themselves and their society.”
This insight is supported by many historical examples of societal elites who, as they live in luxury and prosperity, gradually loathe themselves and their fellow humans more and more. Eventually, this trend results in self-destructive decisions and (for politicians) policies.
Luxury and excess lead sinful (normal) humans to self-destruction.
Tweets I’m Reading
Here’s my conversation with @elonmusk, his 4th time on the podcast. We talk about war & peace, AI, physics, politics, video games, and the future of humanity.— Lex Fridman (@lexfridman) November 9, 2023
This is episode 400 of the podcast. It’s been an incredible journey. I’m grateful to Elon for his friendship, and I’m… pic.twitter.com/CX1hYoK8ZD
Embarrassing and horrifyingpic.twitter.com/0vP8OnJmjM— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) November 11, 2023
So far in November:— Nick St. Pierre (@nickfloats) November 15, 2023
Grok from @xai
GPTs from @OpenAI
FigJam AI from @figma
Style Tuner from @midjourney
3D animation from @pika_labs
Real-time AI gen from @krea_ai
Motion Brush from @runwayml
Text-to-3D from @LumaLabsAI
Splat support from @splinetool
Examples below ICYMI:
China has no plans for Taiwan nor a desire for a cold or hot war with the US. Xi couldn’t be more explicit. https://t.co/tMsHqMo7f9— Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath) November 16, 2023
Two weeks ago, we published a quick essay on Critical Moments in U.S. Monetary Policy for our subscribers on X.— Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath) November 15, 2023
After the U.S. missed a once-in-a-generation opportunity to refinance its national debt at near zero-rates, and a looming debt storm approaching, we wanted to put… pic.twitter.com/UQisgbOPrT
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