Nintil predicts AI in 2026, and a couple sections of the essay of interest here:
- Progress has been mostly in narrow domains, with purpose-specific models. AGI is not quite there yet
- (Some) Scaling will end: “If scaling breaks, it could send AI back to another soul-searching winter as it has happened before a couple of times.”
Is web3 bullshit? by Molly White.
I could start going around with a pitch deck saying that the thing that will finally bring about the sea change in the web, and we’ll call it “web3”, is steam-powered computing. My slides might be very fancy, I might be very charismatic, and I might be able to paint a picture of a very utopian web that was once dreamed about that would be right around the corner once we all adopted steam-powered computing.
Tetraodon MBU – The Under Water Giant Puppy (a fish with teeth that has an insatiable craving for shelled animals)
“1970, the Oregon Highway Division consulted with the U.S. Navy and decided the best way to dispose of a whale carcass was to blow it up with a 1/2 ton of dynamite. The explosion caused blubber to rain down on spectators for over a 1/4 of a mile.”