A guest post by Hollis Robbins
The Ukraine war, Covid, and the real estate bust herald a crossroads for the world's biggest nation.
Technology is always changing the nature of human life.
Flamboyant pessimism serves no useful purpose.
It vanishes into nothingness.
«The short answer is: It didn’t “go” anywhere. It vanished. It stopped existing. That’s not a natural or intuitive idea — how can wealth just disappear? —»
Economists could have helped in the fight against climate change. So far, they haven't.
«The big conceptual mistake here is to assume that whatever economists can easily measure is the sum total of what’s important for the world»
A joint blog post by Noah and roon on the future of work in the age of AI
A lot of ideas; not a lot of conclusions.
Well, some of them, anyway.
The goals and risks of SWIFT cutoff, central bank sanctions, etc.
The U.S. is going to get distracted, and Russia isn't going to stop.
A meditation on history, science, and AI
Shared by 589, including Michael (मुकेश), Marvin “Polymath but really Just Generalist” Liao, Chris Messina, Mathew Ingram, Arielle Pardes
«Don’t follow your passion. Seriously. Don’t follow your passion. Your passion is likely more dumb and useless than anything else. Your passion should be your hobby, not your work. Do it in your spare time.»
A textbook currency crisis, triggered by a bunch of policy mistakes.
In addition to being a friend and a Noahpinion subscriber, Patrick Collison is one of the world’s most successful founder-CEOs. Along with his co-founder and brother John, he built online payments…
In which we talk about the big shifts in crypto.
Illiberalism is on the march, all over the world.
«And when you’re afraid, you turn to someone to protect you. A strongman politician. A ruthless military. A powerful neighbor, even if it’s an autocratic one.»
The fourth big green energy technology
How does Refind curate?
It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:
- We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
- In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
- Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
- Our community of active users gets the most relevant links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, mark as read, read later, «More/less like this», etc.
- Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
- In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.
The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.
How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?
We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.
How many sources does Refind monitor?
We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
Can I submit a link?
Indirectly, by using Refind and saving links from outside (e.g., via our extensions).
How can I report a problem?
When you’re logged-in, you can flag any link via the «More» (...) menu. You can also report problems via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who uses Refind?
400k+ smart people start their day with Refind. To learn something new. To get inspired. To move forward. Our apps have a 4.9/5 rating.
Is Refind free?
Yes, it’s free!
How can I sign up?
Head over to our homepage and sign up by email or with your Twitter or Google account.