Balaji Srinivasan


15 days ago

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Phenomenal post that puts its finger on something. Why do we tend to only have indefinite optimists, as per Thiel’s framework? Because anyone with a well-thought through plan for change is portrayed as bad. The status quo is good, changing it is bad. Good must be naive.

Related to another observation. The embedded assumption within all dystopian sci-fi is that the *present* was pretty good, but then tech made the *future* worse. But what if it’s the present that is a dystopia? Then the plot is about bringing a better future into being.

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