What I read this week...

What I read this week...
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Inspired by Chamath Palihapitiya, I want to start sharing things I read throughout the week that I found interesting. Let me know what you think.

  • A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction. (Eisenhower)
  • Valar is my master plan to make energy 10x cheaper in 10 years by pulling oil and gas out of thin air with nuclear fission.(Isaiah Taylor)
  • Jenny Chase's Annual Opinion Thread on Solar (X)
  • Your ancestors would be amazed that for less than 1 hour of work (minimum wage), you can buy enough rice to feed a man for one month. (X)
  • Infrastructure that looks like sci-fi (X)
  • Elon Musk on Joe Rogan Podcast (Spotify)
  • China's military buildup is just absolutely astonishing in size and speed. America isn't coming close to matching it. There's no longer an Arsenal of Democracy on Planet Earth. Instead there is an Arsenal of Autocracy. (Noah Smith)
  • Jews make up only about 2.4% of the US public, they account for about 60% of all religious-based hate crimes. (FBI)
  • We are one of a few companies in the world to stand up and announce our support for Israel, which remains steadfast. (CEO of Palantir Letter to Shareholders)
  • Some of the largest law firms in the country have a message for the deans of law schools who have tolerated Antisemitic activities conducted by their students. (Joel Petlin)
  • FACT SHEET: President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (The White House)
  • Open Letter to Biden on AI Exectuive Order Urging AI Development to be Kept Open (Martin Casado on X)
  • Attenuating Innovation (AI) (Ben Thompson)
  • My greatest fear for the future of AI is if overhyped risks (such as human extinction) lets tech lobbyists get enacted stifling regulations that suppress open-source and crush innovation. (Andrew NG)
  • Regulating AI by Executive Order is the Real AI Risk (Steven Sinofsky)
  • Palmer Luckey - Inventing The Future Of Defense (Patrick OShaughnessy)
  • The Techno-Optimist Manifesto (Marc Andreessen)
  • How to Scale Nuclear Power (a16z)
  • The waning days of DEI's dominance (DHH)
  • In the average city, larger police forces result in Black lives saved at about twice the rate of white lives saved (relative to their percentage of the population) (NPR)