In physics, our understanding of the universe “breaks down” at extreme scales. The equations and models we learn in high school don’t hold up when we look at massive black holes and at the infinitely small quantum scale – the math has a pesky habit of going haywire. The same phenomenon happens when we look at how some people and organizations communicate.
For most of human history, the speed limit on long-distance communication wasn’t a matter of 5G bandwidth or even how fast an operator could connect your phone call. It was how fast a horse could gallop. Samuel Morse changed that by thinking small.
Research is broken. I shouldn’t complain too much, as it’s infinitely easier to find facts, data, studies, quotes, and other resources than pretty much ever before in history. When I read of how famed biographer Robert Caro researched his seminal works– something he and his wife are still doing well into their 80s – I count my digital blessings.
Here’s a bold statement: I’ve never seen anything as incredible in my lifetime as what is happening right now with AI-generated art. What is happening right now with artificial intelligence is moving in units of days, not years. Every week there is something new and heretofore unimaginable on this rapidly unfolding frontier – and it's unclear if our society is ready for it.
There's some luck you can control. The harder you work, the luckier you are. The more you expose yourself to opportunity, the more lottery tickets, rolls of the dice, at-bats, or whatever other metaphor you pick, the more you have a chance at success.