Manual to the Metaverse – Interview with Matt Ball

Matt is an investor, the former head of strategy at Amazon studios, and one of the brightest minds in the media industry. Through his essays and now his book, which launches today, Matt has established himself as the foremost authority on the Metaverse. 

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Author: Invest Like the Best with Patrick O’Shaughnessy   

Listen: 1 hr 20 min

History of Semiconductor Cycles

History does not repeat, but it does rhyme. Great analysis of past cycles. Few key takeaways.

  • Chinese semiconductor companies frequently spend 100% of their revenue on Capex. Just like the Korean and Taiwanese semi companies did in the 1990s.

  • The 1995 period looks like one of the most apparent analogies to the 2022 cycle. Even the commentary was similar from company CEOs and the PC market was a new paradigm.

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Author: Fabricated Knowledge  Read: 12 min

 Brain Computer Interface Startup Implants First Device in US Patient

Synchron’s procedure will help an ALS patient text by thinking, in a major step forward in a nascent industry, with the Brooklyn-based company recently overtaking Elon Musk’s Neuralink.


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Author: Bloomberg   Read: 7 min

 Sunday Bonus: How Colors Affect the Way You Think

“A few years ago, a strange trend started to sweep through prisons in Europe and North America. They began painting some of their cells pink. It became so common that in 2014, one in every five prisons and police stations in Switzerland had at least one detention cell that was painted a garish, flamingo pink. The decor wasn’t intended as an aesthetic choice or to make millennial offenders feel more comfortable, but rather to leverage a well-known scientific study from the 1970s.” 

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Author: BBC   Read: 8 min


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