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security, ai, leadership, international politics
Apple Vision Pro starts at $3499, ships early 2024.
The major use cases advertised were productivity and entertainment. My thoughts:
Productivity: I live and die by my keyboard. For now, I’m spending my $3k on really nice monitors before a headset.
Entertainment: I’ve watched movies on the Valve Index before. With the hardware, I’m sure watching movies on the Vision Pro will be awesome, as long as you buy a headset for each friend or family member watching the movie with you. Also: 2 hour battery life.
Overall thoughts: Seems experimental as Apple discovers the market and figures out how to make a smaller device. Awesome hardware specs (eye tracking, new chip, etc), but it’s not clear what the “killer app” is yet. Fitness did sell a 100 million Apple watches. Entertainment sold 20 million Quests.
VSCode would execute code even if you said “no” to the prompt asking if you trust a workspace. Ammar abused the .vsocde/settings.json file to enable a malicious “experiment.”
Some guy used LLMs to write and publish nearly 100 books. Most are short - only 5k words or so. Apparently people are buying them.
Companies should want the valuation they deserve, not more. When expectations are too high, they don’t get met, and investors don’t make money back until the “expectation debt” is paid off.
How do you lead teams for which one success is more important than consistent performance? For stage productions, actors need to perform consistently every time. In movies, only one take makes the cut. High variance, even when most takes are bad, is good, since one great take is better than only good takes.
Yale Lecture - course on power and politics in today’s world (2019).