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Episode 83 - Bitcoin Energy Alarmists, Musk and Ma in Different AI Universes, and Gab picks a fight

Episode 83 - Bitcoin Energy Alarmists, Musk and Ma in Different AI Universes, and Gab picks a fight

Max follows through on his promise to take down the big lie about Bitcoin - that it’ll consume all our energy and destroy the earth. He goes through the simple math that shows this won’t be a problem, and talk about how Bitcoin can encourage better energy technology.

Jack Ma and Elon Musk were recently in a debate/discussion about AI in Shanghai, and they are in such opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to their philosophical outlook! We talk about what they said, and where they agreed.

Finally, Max starts by responding to Gab CEO Andrew Torba, who threw shade at Foursquare in a recent blogpost.

Links

Bitcoin Energy Consumption
Cointelegraph on the Bitcoin Energy Debate which comes up again and again for almost a decade.
Cointelegraph: Bitcoin is using less energy despite record hash rate
Vox calls Bitcoin an “Energy Hog”
Hal Finney thinking about Bitcoin energy consumption almost immediately in 2009
Hal Finney arrives at a maximum of 10 million dollars per coin in a theoretical total-win scenario. Also in 2009 (January) almost as soon as Bitcoin started. Also an article about it on thenextweb.
Takeaway - Hal Finney was way ahead of everyone - like a decade or so.

Foursquare
New York Magazine: Writeup on Foursquare at 10 Years
Andrew Torba at Gab has harsh words on Foursquare
This Thinknum piece is even dumber - he looks at Facebook likes to determine the fundamentals of a business. Who in the the…? I don’t even want to link this.
Techcrunch on Facebook/Instagram considering removing like counts

Jack Ma - Elon Musk Awkward AI Debate
Check out the YouTube Video
Artificially Intelligent Podcast Episode 81 - the Musk Ma Debate

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Episode 74 on End of World Scenarios, which Elon Musk is fond of when it comes to AI
Episode 47 where I joke about Gab. Perhaps this week was gab taking revenge.
Episode 37 on Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech with Naomi Brockwell
Episode 24 with Christian Hubbs on his analysis on the future of AI

Episode 84 - Big Questions about the Universe with Anthony Aguirre

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