We already live in the singularity
“The Singularity” is a term coined by John von Neumann, a major figure in the history of computer science. The concept refers to a hypothetical time when computers become more intelligent than humans and can improve themselves without our input. Imagine a run-away reaction where artificial intelligence is able to improve itself. This improved self is able to further improve itself. With each improvement the rate at which improvements are made increases. Eventually, humans will no longer be able to compete.
What matters more, Hard Work or Luck?
Recently there have been some popular content creators diving into the idea of luck vs skill, publishing videos with millions of views. Some popular examples (but not nearly all of them) are below:
Are Cryptocurrency Games Pyramid Schemes?
Aggressive click-bait title aside, the growth of crypto-gaming over the last six months has been nothing short of explosive. Axie Infinity is one game that has been central to this boom. At one point in July of this year (2021) they boasted more sales volume than OpenSea with almost 700 Million Dollars and upwards of 90 Thousand Ether. They now have a quarter-million daily active users and that may be an order of magnitude out of date in just a few months. How has their growth been so explosive?