Happy Saturday, y'all! We’ve got a great issue this week with the anticlimactic end of mankind (he-he), self-destructing emails, and weirdest diets you’ve ever seen from some of the world’s top athletes.
If you listen to the interview, you get the sense that Musk has sort of given up any hope that we can hold back the tide of AI and the potential negative consequences of it, so his answer is to upgrade humans to compete.
Lots of people got their knickers in a twist because Musk blazed on the show. People need to get over their provincial BS. I’d be terrified if a guy with Musk’s vast wealth and intelligence didn’t smoke weed. That’s how you get Bond villains.
I don’t think a more Daveslist article has ever been written. This is the MUST READ of the week. I’ll admit this is pretty dark, but the notion that the human species might be mere generations from extinction caused by plastic water bottles brought a grin to my face. If this data is correct (and it has certainly been vetted), then it looks like we’re going out with a whimper and not with a bang (no pun intended).
Here’s a cool feature in the new Gmail rollout. There are many times when something like this would come in handy. One that comes to mind immediately is when you’re sending out invitations for an event and you don’t want RSVPs past a certain date. Somebody was really thinking when they came up with this.
As hard as it is to imagine, one day Facebook will go the way of MySpace and Friendster. The younger generations are opting out in record numbers in favor of other social apps that better fit their lifestyle (apps admittedly owned by Facebook, in many cases).
Looks like the FIRE movement is catching on if the New York Times is writing about it. If you’re unfamiliar with the early retirement school of thought, I recommend you look it up - even if the notion of retiring early doesn’t appeal to you. It’s all about the small optimizations you can make to your daily money habits that yield big results down the line.
I’m always amazed at the diets of some of the world’s most elite athletes. You think it would be all kale and chicken breasts, but nope, it’s straight garbage in a lot of cases. Some of these examples are just incredible.