The Technium

Recent Readings, 7

This a helpful summary of 5 lessons from history. Link.

With remarkable accuracy this AI neural net from MIT can guess what a person looks like based on a short clip of their voice. It’s interesting research, but not clear what the use case is. Link.

No need to freak out about rare earth elements. They aren’t rare. It’s just a matter of money. Link.

From a relationship tip by Julie Rice, during an interview by Tim Ferriss, suggested by a couple’s therapist, in a magazine by Oprah, on how to listen actively and flood with praise. Link.

As a man who’s had a beard most of my adult life, I am tickled by the general shift toward hairiness in formerly clean shaven occupations like the military and sports. The trend toward our “hairy century” is explored here.


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