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3-Things Friday - The right balance

Some housekeeping: 3-Things Friday is now included in Human Curated - a website started by my friend
3-Things Friday - The right balance
By Rupert • Issue #37 • View online
Some housekeeping: 3-Things Friday is now included in Human Curated - a website started by my friend Kristoffer Tjalve (@tjalve). As there is growing need for knowing who you are receiving information from, I’m excited for the project and what it will grow into over the next years.
3-TF is 1 ½ years old and my main goal from the beginning was to share interesting things with my friends. For some of you it provided value, some found it weird, some were not interested. 3-TF now has readers who don’t know me personally (woooah), so I thought I take a step forward and give it more structure so it gets easier to know what you can expect from it.
3-TF is about technology, good habits and music. It’s also very much about me - a sort of documentation of what I find interesting the world. Every week I share an opinion of how technology changes things, an idea of how to stay healthy in this world and some music I like.
This is not a newsletter. For the content here, time doesn’t matter much. When it comes to good habits, I believe most of the necessary things for a healthy life have been said 2000 years ago. No need to reinvent the wheel :) Technology changes our world rapidly, so there time is more important. I also try to convey my message in the email itself, so you don’t have to read articles. This shall not produce yet more to-be-read articles in your bookmarking app and I believe we all consume too much information in general. 3-TF doesn’t take more than 5 minutes of your time.
Lastly, I want you to feel good about the world after reading this. Too much angst being produced by media in general. If it works out for you, please tell your friends :)
Have a good weekend,
Rupert

1. The right balance
A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon a rant on Medium called “Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future”. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention, but this one got 26k claps so I read it. After finishing, I felt reminded of articles in the 90s saying that the Internet is overhyped and that it will never live up to its promises. People have a hard predicting the future and second- or third-order consequences are hard to foresee. Same goes for Blockchain: It’s a technology in its infancy which has the potential to reorganize parts of human collaboration. Trust is shifted from law code to computer code, which is a new concept. Does that mean we will get rid of the need for trust? No. The Blockchain community added to the hype by calling things “trustless”. People like the guy on Medium engage in black-and-white thinking mostly for the sake of a catchy headline. The real world is messier. We should aim for the right balance :)
I was 7 years old in 1995, so I wasn’t really part of the early days of the consumer internet. It’s very exciting to be part of the Blockchain world right now.
2. Focus
One of the big challenges in my life:
3. Song of the week
Poom - Qui es-tu?
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