Balaji Srinivasan

@balajis

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. t.co/3JpxvGtyKn

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. t.co/96qLqpn1u2

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