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Mobility is our physicality

This headline caught my eye last week:

Once seniors are too old to drive, our transportation system totally fails them

The problem with (the headline) is, we leap to to the obvious conclusion, driverless cars are the solution here. It’s almost redundant for me to to say so.

But we shouldn’t, we’ve made that leap without dwelling on the concept.

We can’t discount the massive societal benefit of keeping a part of the population who want to be on the go, doing exactly that.

By definition, they’re seeing other people.

So it is a 1+1=3 or 1+1=5.

For every 100,000 you mobilize you could be touching or improving the lives of 500,000 people.

I remember my grandma saying how good an idea uber was, for exactly this, a sense of independence was back.

Uber issues aside- mobility is dignity, is family, is culture.

This is one area where technology as progress is something we can all agree upon.



Do give the article a full read, or a Instapaper, or a pocket for later.


January 30th, 2018

Rigging the system, play fair

BuzzFeed has done a few pieces over the break on content ad fraud.

In essence, people are looking for loopholes to generate traffic which looks real.

If you use an anti-bot detection, it’ll say they’re not bots.

If you use Nudge, it’ll tell you they’re human but not reading the content.

It seems silly that this is required, advertising should be simple, if I pay to get an ad in front of someone, I should only pay if that is the case. Everything else is noise.

Content is worth something, when it’s read/watched/shared. i.e. when it provokes a reaction, and that reaction can only come from consuming the content.


January 17th, 2018

New Year, New You

Start the year right.

I love how language propagates today, how fast a phrase can be pushed all around the world.

It’s neat.

But, would love to see fresh thinking of embracing this, for good.

Here’s one from me, GiveDirectly.

Unconditional cash donations to those in extreme poverty.

$0.91 of every dollar ends up in the hands of the poor.

They even, are running a basic income study, heck you can even create your own.


January 1st, 2018

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