This is the first Triple Shot. Three things of interest relating to the Looking Forward themes of healthy longevity, Web3 and impact that have caught my attention over the past few days. With just a little bit of context setting. Let’s get to it.
Battle of the Blueprints. Tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson released his Blueprint - a hardcore wellness protocol that seems to be slowing down the march of time. Coincidentally, Singularity University founder and Longevity BioHacker (co-author of LifeForce with Tony Robbins and) Peter Diamandis then released his protocol for living longer. But are they happy…?
Corporate love for Web3. Social media guru-cum-wine entrepreneur-cum-Web3 advocate Gary Vaynerchuck has a consulting firm Vayner3. It just released a What to Watch in Web3 report, covering 8 enterprise trends. Beyond the noise of crypto currencies, brands are moving from experimentation to scale; Nike alone has made $184m out of NFT sales. The section on ‘token ticketing’ is fascinating - brands such as Coachella, Universal and TopGun starting turn tickets into experiences. Watch out for ‘tokengating’ coming to a brand near you soon.
Then they came for me…. AI just made a leap into mainstream and it’s only going to get weirder with voice as well as text, images, portraits, even branding. Social media feeds have been full of OpenAI’s chat feature creating scarily creative and eerily confident (though sometimes confidently wrong) answers. School teachers and graphic artists will be retraining as caregivers or baristas (though is anything safe?). The voice AI from Play is fascinating- they were responsible for the ‘conversation’ between Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs a few weeks ago, and I just listened to an hour of a virtual Packy McCormack reading his recent Decentralization essay as a podcast, and couldn’t tell the difference between AI and real Packy - nor could his mum apparently.
Wishing you all a healthy and provably authentic week. Onwards!
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It looks as if I am now signed in and able to comment on future posts. No 1 was a good start.