Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

1. Science of the Noosphere Master Class, a free online course taking place from July through September. Via friend of the pod David Sloan Wilson.

2. 'Why AI Will Save the World', a new mega-post by Marc Andreessen.

3. A recent Guardian article on the whistleblower who claims the US military has retrieved crashed UFOs.

4. San Francisco in the 1950s.

5. Former podcast guest Andy Matuschak's thoughts on the newly-announced Apple Vision Pro.

6. 'The diversity myth', the new Peter Thiel essay.

7. 'The illusion of moral decline', a new Nature article by Adam Mastroianni and Dan Gilbert.

8. 'Three-in-ten Americans now read e-books' (or: print books endure). Via Ellen Fishbein.

9. 'Dom Tomato: A Recipe for the Impossible'. (Dom is a Sydney guy, and one of Australia's most astonishing athletes.)

Have a great weekend,