In 10 years, 50% of the top celebrities won’t be real people.
“Influencers” are now called “creators” and “advertisements” are now called “micro arts” and “brands” are now called “families”.
“I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”
Bloggers are the reporters of the internet.
“Poor countries are not ‘under-developed’, they are over-exploited.”
Ask yourself: how much shit do you wanna throw out into the world?
“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”
In short, the govt model is “We’ll take care of you at any cost”, while the corporate model is “We’ll take care of you as long as it doesn’t cost us too much”.
Web 4.0 will be everyone discovering that actually Web 1.0 was amazing and bringing the bulk of it back. Less surveillance, less centralization, less complexity.
An app that shows only people with the same battery level.
When parents raise a child, they install elements of their psyche in them. When one of those elements is damaged, the damage is usually passed on. So self-improvement isn’t selfish—it’s repairing the “family psyche,” which improves the lives of all the generations downstream.
A newspaper where you get paid when you read it.
When people say that screentime is bad, I want to say, hey, I want to be more social at the moment and it’s hard to do that right now and I can only do it with technology.
I rarely watch other things. I don’t watch TV, I don’t watch movies. I’m a retired old man picking up trash.
“Ok” and “No” are probably the most used terms in the world.
Q: Monday morning. Totally swamped. Going from meeting to meeting. I am probably doing something wrong… Any advice? A: Come Kenya. We’re Monday night.
Still not sure if images are louder than words.
De-inspire yourself first to get to new creative grounds.
A service that collects useless data.
We are so afraid of failure that we will try hard enough the first time so that we will never come close to it.
People don’t like change, but always get used to it.
Because in 10 years nothing you built today that depends on JS for the content will be available, visible, or archived anywhere on the web. All your fancy front-end-JS-required frameworks are dead to history, a mere evolutionary blip in web app development practices. Perhaps they provided interesting ephemeral prototypes, nothing more.
It’s no longer about growth at all costs, but freedom at all costs.
If you want peace, study war.
“Arctic” doesn’t mean pole, it comes from arctos, meaning bear. Arctic means “bears here”. Antarctica means “no bears here”.
Writing means editing a thought.
I invented a service that nobody uses.
In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations.
Separate input from output.
If anyone refers to your product as a cult consider it the greatest of compliments.
Ask simple questions if you want fast answers.
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Everything as a service
Everyone got the same tools to play with.
Astronauts may come back to Earth with a different accent (caused by a lack of gravity pulling on their tongues while speaking).
the word “bed” is shaped like a tiny bed.
Invest in a smaller world.
Everything happens on one device: work, play, fear, hope, trust, love.
You just need enough technique to become unique.
people can no longer grow once they are fully grown.
people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to sleep early in order to regain some sense of freedom during late-night hours.
zoom x chanel
Content will no longer be built on platforms. Platforms will be built on content.
comfortable with how little I know and how much I have left to learn.
New channels are always being used wrong at the beginning.
Halfway through a zoom call, I turn off my video, mute myself, grab my pillow, and scream into it to feel alive.
Websites are too slow.
the only role of creatives will be art(s) for the sake of art(s).
old measures don’t apply in new paradigms.
No to yes. Yes to no.
Unlearning a lot lately.
Hardware is for your body, software for your mind.
It’s not black clothes. It’s a blank slate.
borders were invented.
Imagine a world were digital is prefered over reality.
everyone is focusing on something else.
99% Thinking / 1% Doing
Brand Expression should be the new term for advertising.
We like things because we choose them, and we dislike things that we don’t choose.
normies are Focusing on their feelings. nerds are Focusing on their ideas.
Doing things differently gets easily confused with being wrong.
Ideas are cheap. Making them happen not.
Companies are going to operate fully virtual in the future. It’s just the last step to digitalization.
Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
a watched pot never boils.
When building products/features, always try the weirdest thing first, as it only gets harder to get weirder as real deadlines approach.
Perfectionism, fuck off.
Websites are creative outlets.
When you understand that under capitalism a forest has no value until it’s cut down, you begin to understand the root of our ecological crises.
we touch screens but we don’t feel them.
Weakest Link: Human
Donald Trump harnessed the biggest political trend of our generation – mistrust in institutions of all kinds. His superpower is making us mistrust anyone and anything, even when it’s trying to save our lives.
One wild side effect of this year’s quarantine, for me, is way less exposure to advertising.
Craftsmanship: attention to detail Luxury: attention to unnecessary detail.
reality is best built with fiction in mind.
If you want to have power you gotta go with the flow. If you think people in power really don’t seem like the “go with the flow” types, let me propose you might not see the flow they’re on. And they might not see it consciously either, if they’ve been with it their whole life.
merge skills for new skill
future has it’s roots in the past
Everything starts small.
Reason is what makes things work, Heart is what makes things worth.
Many — maybe most — people are comfortable in their chains as long as the bindings aren’t too tight. If the bindings aren’t too tight, they call it “freedom”.
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free.
-Intro -Problem -Solution -Market Size -Business Model -Traction -Pipeline -3-5 Year Projections -Go-to-Market Strategy -Competition -Team -Ask -Closing
everyone wants to pick my brain, no one wants to pay it.
I personally dislike digital devices like computers and mobile phones – I think they’re limiting the user’s ability in performance and intuition.
Everything is limited edition.
Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.
Digital design was never as easy and hard at the same time as today.
Life improves when I let go of ideas of what I want it to be.
Everything we make causes damage; do we deserve to exist?
young people take it for granted that content floats around the internet detached from its original context.
how it works > how it looks
Predicting the future of the Internet is easy: anything it hasn’t yet dramatically transformed, it will. – Chris Dixon
Strong opinions loosely held — no one’s opinions were stronger, no one’s more loosely held.
god as a service.
Over the past 3 years, the past-year usage of LSD by Americans has increased by 56%. Scientists theorize it’s because the world has gone to hell and people are looking to self-medicate.
if you watch the Internet backwards, the nerds kick the corporations out and simplify the communications protocols until a single person can understand everything at once
meaningful distinctions: profit vs benefit expansion vs growth simplicity vs clarity choices vs decisions evaluations vs understanding convenience vs comfort fun vs satisfaction
You without society is your real you.
Digital doesn’t add value, reality does.
Creativity doesn’t save the world.
Events can’t be replaced by Online-Events.
Doing things countless times makes you a professional.
love people, not companies
Simple beats smart.
I’d far rather be happy than right any day.
There’s no such thing as design thinking. You’re just thinking. And frankly, you’re doing a shit job of it.
I stopped adapting how I interact with technology of any sort in like 2011
Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
2020 Youth sucks
Emerging default script: you’re born chosen, doing the thing you were meant to do, in the place you were meant to do it, and already know the people you should do it with. And your family can tell you all you need to know. If you’re unhappy it’s the fault of outsiders.
Utility Design™ / Creative Framework™
The kids are alright. “Teenagers are using group accounts to flood Instagram with random user data that can’t be tied to a single person.”
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The Democrats are truly more afraid of Bernie than they are of Trump, wow
the most mind-blowing thing about the internet is the way it lets us peer into other people’s interior lives, their wonderfully weird thought processes and inner monologues — it exposes differences in perceptual experience that used to be unknown unknowns
The most important qualification for any leader is not wanting to be leader – Plato
Your phone is a temporary feature — don’t spend your life on it (like you wouldn’t spend it on a fax machine)
“We define loneliness as the difference between the desire or expectation of what life should be like, and the reality”