Jake Gloudemans

September Links #1

September 3, 2023 at 4:52 PM

  1. Nate Silver on the Indigo Blob
  2. A Portrait of Tenochtitlan: a 3D reconstruction of the capital of the Aztec Empire
  3. Does history have a replication crisis?
  4. Do Insects feel joy and pain? And once you’ve read that, see how you feel about the first few paragraphs here
  5. Sci-Fi Idea Bank (plus explainer). Which one should I work on?
  6. Ross Douthat - Where should agnostics go on Sundays?
  7. Vitalik Buterin on Community Notes, one of the many reasons none of the new Twitter competitors come anywhere close yet
  8. High-speed AI drone beats world-champion racers for the first time. Very impressive, though I would push back on the notion that drone racing is a “physical sport,” unless you’re also classifying video games as physical sports.
  9. Cool animated data visualization showing global progress over the last century
  10. Strava Global Heatmap. Apparently this has had some interesting OSINT / OPSEC implications