Blog — November 7, 2019

Reporting Back from the COSM Conference

Humans don’t decide what to build by making choices from some cosmic catalog of options given in advance. Instead, by inventing new technologies we rewrite the plan of the world. Peter Thiel, Zero to One. And we were off, for a three-day tour of the COSM, rewriting the plan of the world in time-money theory, 5G communications vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and crypto-internet architecture. It was my COSM conference at the Westin hotel in Bellevue, across the water and an ideological gulf from downtown Seattle. The conference began with the incandescence of Peter Thiel, declaring his belief in a fully human future that we choose and endow rather than in a machine singularity that chooses us and shunts us aside. Followed…