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ISIS is the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world

October 15, 2014 - 08:18 -- Admin

NOTE:  I've turned on the comments for this one for feedback on this post.

Question:  How would ISIS cross the "air gap" between their conquests in Iraq and Saudi Arabia?  

Answer:  It already has.  

ISIS has become the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world:


Further, Saudi Arabia is almost certainly one of their leading customers and they brought it on themselves.

The Real Existential Threat

October 14, 2014 - 01:31 -- Admin

What is the biggest threat to the world as we know it?

Answers range from climate change to peak energy to a pandemic...

None of those matter.  They are all exogenous events.  Challenges to be overcome.

The only real threat is a corrupt decision making system.  

Simply, if our human built systems can't make good decisions, our system will collapse.

It's that simple.

The Internet of Chains

October 12, 2014 - 02:32 -- Admin

My friend Jeff Garzik (bitcoin core dev) nailed it on Twitter:

This single-chain thinking is not scalable. Memo to Counterparty, Mastercoin, Ethereum, et. al. The future is an Internet Of Chains.

He's right.

It's the same conclusion I stumbled into while doing some scifi writing over the past couple of weeks -- the scenario building required really zooms my systems thinking in a very good way.