-“Index funds exist because security prices are nearly impossible to predict. So if expert computer modelers can’t yet predict temperatures in a single complex realm—climate—how can we take seriously BlackRock’s triple extrapolations of the climate, the economy and finance?”
“Who wants to bet BlackRock, which just won a first-of-its-kind approval to operate in China, won’t force every Chinese firm to submit to Mr. Fink’s climate vanities in the name of fiduciary risk management, or even saving the planet?”…
by cynical "leaders" of political parties + well-intentioned others + foreign enemies fanning 🔥 NOT as nationalists but as populists seeking to destroy nation by dividing us into TRIBES + fueling US to hate EACH OTHER more than 'them'..
2/ Led by Lux partner @AGoulburn around the Nobel prize winning work of Eric Betzig who looked to the far reaches of the solar system and discovered a breakthrough imaging technique for INNER SPACE to see in REAL-TIME what is happening in cells...
3/ I mean this technique of adaptive optics x lattice light sheet microscopy gives subcellular resolution. INSANE what this means for drug discovery when you can see how drugs work inside cells!
If we invent edible Flubber, there may come a day when we can survive by eating Flubber and also create a sustainably green economy building breathing Flubber buildings or entire towns out of it and even one day give Flubber consciousness too and expand it to a multiverse.
If we invent teleportation, there may come a day when real estate no longer matters as the majority of our time will be in the 'etherverse' and we will have solved the 'distance problem' and will need to rethink time. Something to think about.
If civilization is able to connect itself to itself via neuralinks, into a global consciousness we would be able to anticipate each others needs even before they are communicated and make life peaceful and stress-free. As so much pain comes from not being understood.
1/ This is the #1 reason why cold war with China is inevitable
The Left should be outraged by Muslim concentrating camps, human rights abuses and environmental disregard. The Right by expansionist military actions, hacking + corporate theft. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
2/ US solidarity won't come from Kumbaya.
We are a diverse deeply divided people with 1-2 generation long respites of internecine animosity redirected from each other to a common enemy...
1940s: Nazi Germany
1980s: Communist Russia
I explain why neither Vietnam in the 60s/70s nor Japan in the 80s/90s nor Al Qaesa/ISIS in 00s/10s United our divided States. None were all 3 alien, large + threatening joincolossus.com/episodes/70111…
We will be revealing several new cutting-edge ventures in this theme (hardware + software) and announcing large financings for existing Lux family cos
2/ There are TWO main drivers for the theme
“TECH of SCIENCE”
1. Directional arrow of progress
-cutting-edge new scientific tools + automation + robotics + networked global scientists, layers of ML/AI on top of data produced from robotic lab workcells + scientific workflows—
3/ The other main thrust behind the Lux theme
“TECH of SCIENCE”
We are in a new cold war with China
The main source of
hard power = .mil/defense
soft power = media (exporting culture) + PRESTIGE
PRESTIGE comes via scientific discovery...
which comes via tools