We have gigantic monopolies like Amazon because patent law prevents fair competition. Amazon for example has patented silly things like one click checkout. Then they sued all competition using it.
We need to fight back against the slow twisting of our American system. The middle class and social mobility are being eliminated. This is happening through a variety of methods that all reduce competition and innovation.
The patent system prevents lower cost or better feature competitors from entering markets and prevents entrepreneurship.
The American Medical Association prevents new doctors and new business models from entering the market, keeping prices and revenues high for current doctors.… read more “System Manipulation”
Every so often I question my core goals in life and what I should focus on. Should I spend my best hours working on my business? Programming? Chess? Golf? Pleasure? Having kids? Family? Advancing science?
Let’s have a look at each:
- Business is what I have spent most of my life focused on so far. I started a company at 17 doing landscaping, went to college for business, worked three and a half years at an agency, then started my own company at age 25.
I have always deeply enjoyed building systems and hacking them, both in real life and in play.
Plenty of people are now following the trend of attacking capitalism.
There are some real abuses of capitalism happening now – due to the fact that we tax income instead of wealth and grant monopolies via our patent system (which should be abolished).
Even with these abuses though, would you want to live under any other nations system?… read more “Capitalism”
I received an anonymous email from a hacker who spotted a security flaw with one of my sites. Here was my reply:
Thank you for your help! We fixed the issue — REDACTED —-
If you have been following human progress, you will see that we have now built machines that are more intelligent than humans and we are using biotechnology to build supercreatures.
In biotechnology, humans are now building bacteria and animals that can survive in extreme environments full of heat or cold and radiation. Many of these produce products useful to humans.… read more “The World is Terrifying”
Did you know genes and organisms can be patented, preventing scientists from doing research that could lead to disease and cancer cures?
Horrific. The entire system is just a way for predatory people to get rich and harms new innovation.
Success is determined not by luck and not by one big hard effort or decision.
Success is created with hundreds of thousands of little right decisions / actions.