Finally! I have discussed so many times about how the news in general seeks for disgrace and tragedy. This is what sells newspaper. But we are not in that pack. We want inspiration. We want to see good and share good. I don't know if this will translate well, but
"Weak people talk about people.
Average people talk about things.
Strong people talk about ideas."
Lets talk about ideas and great feats our humanity. I am 43yo and I am fortunate to be living the dawn of several critical changes such phone to mobiles, internet. And I have my fork in my hand as the best is yet to come! The best desserts you eat with a fork! (I believe Jim Rohn said that).
Thank you Packy!
Enjoyed the newsletter. Please keep them coming. Carl Sagan’s message hit the spot this morning. Thank you, Packy.
It’s an excellent endeavour Packy.
Your eclectic choice of articles makes us think.
Your newsletter is indeed optimistic, positive and inspiring. Keep up the good work!
First time reading this. Great read by the way! A lot of to good information and it’s so concise! Hope to learn a lot from you.
Thank you Packy, the concept of this newsletter brought more joy than expected!
Really good , all the way from Ghana.
Yes, please keep hoeing this particular row, Packy. I'm a perennial optimist, so this sort of thing keeps me from feeling less isolated (and borderline insane)!
Notionally I like this.
But, some rather large and naive flaws sadly. Picking up on only one.
The DeepMind by Alphabet AI piece. This is supposed to be optimism and positive? In a world with a myriad of problems, not least that power is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few centralised establishments, Google (Alphabet) creating a super intelligent AI, on proprietary systems to which they will no doubt plug user data that they have collected at some point in the future, is a good thing? A company that laughs in the face of our privacy but one with such long tentacles it is difficult to retract from, even when we consciously do so, developing AI of supreme abilities. And you see this overall as a cause for optimism? The technology will not necessarily be ‘evil’ but as it it programmed by humans it will carry out bias and flaws. It will also be misused, history is a great teacher of this. If it were open source, in the hands of the community and decentralised…perhaps. But owned, created and run by the worlds largest data collector (and manipulator)? This is a cause for concern not optimism.