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September 23rd, 2021
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September 16th, 2021

If you clicked the link to this article, you know what the Bored Ape Yacht Club is.

10,000 provably unique avatars.

0.08 ETH to mint on April 30th, 2021.

I bought Ape 5207 on May 2, 2021 for 2.5 ETH.

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September 12th, 2021
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August 16th, 2021

"The need in Afghanistan is overwhelming and growing fast as conflict escalates and drives more than 393,000 newly displaced people from their homes. They need food, water, shelter, and protection. Please give now to rush emergency aid to displaced Afghan families and your gift will matched to go twice as far to help."

Each edition of this NFT covers one family’s emergency needs for a month. (scroll down to buy 10 at a time)

Funds are routed directly to [care.org]

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Jack Butcher
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June 1st, 2021

Words: Luke Burgis, author of Wanting, out today.

Memes are stuff. Mimetic desire is movement.

On January 25, 2021, $GME looked like 4 meaningless characters on a screen.

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May 29th, 2021

On June 1, Luke Burgis' book Wanting is released.

The book explains why we want what we want, drawing on the ideas of French polymath René Girard:

"Human desire is mimetic―we imitate what other people want. This affects the way we choose partners, friends, careers, clothes, and vacation destinations. Mimetic desire is responsible for the formation of our very identities. It explains the enduring relevance of Shakespeare’s plays, why Peter Thiel decided to be the first investor in Facebook, and why our world is growing more divided as it becomes more connected."

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May 5th, 2021

2020 was a hell of a year.

Lots of charts that looked like this:

Screen time, through the roof:

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May 4th, 2021

"A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play." — James P. Carse (Finite and Infinite Games)

Infinite games.
Long-term games.
Positive-sum games.

Not too long ago, if you'd have asked me to explain what any of the above meant, I'd have no idea what you were talking about.

Now, I play them every day.