Everything goes away at some point. Yes, that includes the current internet business titans. I wanted to spend this post hypothesizing what this end might look like, for each of the different companies. Nothing here is meant to be taken too seriously; it’s more so fun speculation and predictions than anything else.
Alright, this is something I rarely do. Hell, it’s something I never do. And yet ProductHunt’s YourStack is easily one of the most satisfying products — and product launches — I’ve ever seen. So, credit where credit is due here; let’s dive into what I’ve seen so far.
Back during the tech boom of the 2000s, there was a saying going around that the market would be carried by internet firms so far that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would go from 10,000 to 30,000 in the span of a few years. Of course, the subsequent bust crushed that dream. But here we are, roughly ten years later, this time on the very real verge of hitting the mythical 30,000 benchmark. Now, a question remains: how long can we keep it up?
As a global society, we tend to give the impression that STEM is something you should go after whereas the Humanities are something you should avoid. I think this is unfair for two reasons: firstly, there’s the obvious case that people tend to either swing one way or the other, and that pushing people all on one end isn’t productive for those who would rather spend time in the Humanities block. Secondly, I don’t think we give Humanities the credit it deserves.
When the internet became big, everything changed. Fundamentally everything we did — learning, writing, communicating, finances, business, science — became changed. In many ways, convenience exponentially grew. So, here comes another question: is something similar to this already coming up again on the horizon?
I’ve talked a lot on the blog before about the future of truth in relation to propaganda and deepfakes. Last time I touched this topic, I discussed the latter. Now, I want to dive into why it’s so hard to remove bad content from social media in the first place.