Revue issue #2

The Exponential View

Issue 2 - Please forward this to at least two people you think would enjoy this newsletter.


The not so far future

How Bitcoin may have more impact than the internet

“I think bitcoin may very well be the best form of money we’ve ever seen in the history of civilization.”

Artificial intelligence & digital emotions

The head of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Lab foresees a day when we all have artificial helpers that understand us, all of the information in the world, and what we need to know next.

Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business

The gap between rhetoric and reality is closing.

When We Can All Upgrade Our Brains

Nootropics, electro-stimulation and other forms of cognitive enhancement are on their way.

How Slack Became the Fastest Growing B2B SaaS Business (Maybe) Ever

Since it’s launch 13 months ago, Slack has grown to more than 500,000 daily active users, revenue above $10m per month, a 33-fold annual growth rate and a valuation approaching $3bn. How?

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Since replacing the legendary Steve Jobs, Cook has led the iBehemoth to even greater financial success. (Really excellent profile)

The Value of intangibles

Today’s great firms have a much smaller physical footprint that previous years. That has lasting impact. (Not least by looking at the astounding chart below.)

Builder's notes

Mindfulness Practices For Design

How yoga and meditation can make people better designers

Design Like You’re Right. Listen like you’re wrong.

Design the product you really believe in; and then pay attention to the feedback.

Department of superpowers

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

It might sound like something straight out of Q’s laboratory or the latest Marvel film but a group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

End note

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