Generative AI is entering a new stage
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.”
“Computer science is not about computers, any more than astronomy is about telescopes.“
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.
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Weapons of Bone – The Deadly Spearheads of the Mariana Islands
FBI entraps naval nuclear engineer to hand over secret submarine nuclear reactor information in a peanut butter sandwich.
“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.”