Bidirectional links are a feature, not a product. Every productivity software will have them in 10 years.

We saw this happen already with Kanban boards via Trello. Notion took them. Airtable took them. GitHub took them.

The question is...
Who can integrate bidi links into a larger system, expand in concentric circles, and take them to their logical conclusion — ubiquity across all information surfaces.

... Across Closed Worlds (Chat, Notes, Projects) to Open Worlds (Twitter, Blogs, Feeds) & everything in between
The [[wiki link]] is just like #'s and @'s — public-domain innovations in hypertext.

But just cause your social app has @'s and #'s doesn't mean people will use it.

It's a starting point, not a finish line. We've just begun.

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