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I think there is less contradiction between these than it might seem. We need more "return to cypherpunk roots" on some axes (eg. L2s getting to stage 1, inclusion lists, light clients...) and more UX focus on some axes (most notably, making cross-L2 more seamless).
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Layer 2s as cultural extensions of Ethereum https://vitalik.eth.limo/general/2024/05/29/l2culture.html
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It's not for founders, but it is for VCs. A subtle but important distinction that also shapes the patterns we see in many other spaces. https://x.com/tszzl/status/1795349994113057041
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Sorry, but no. Crypto people claimed the right to butcher the word "inflation" first, and we already decided that it now just means "increase in the total supply of a currency". https://x.com/axios/status/1794737808269070432
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The Tiergarten in Berlin has become one of my favorite parks and running tracks. Even though the longest (good) loop is only 4.3km, repeating it six times somehow doesn't feel overly repetitive. And today I learned that it has a long and fascinating history, and most of the trees there today are under 80 years old.
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To me, the biggest problem with "proof of human origin" is that "human-created" vs "AI-created" is a false binary. Most art and code I create involves many rounds of interaction between me and models. I suspect most interesting things made this decade will be like this https://x.com/trentmc0/status/1794333215290982702
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Rest in peace Kabochan 💛 https://x.com/kabosumama/status/1793904054978195901
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One important difference between shards and rollups that I did not get into is *upgradeability*: shards would upgrade their EVM automatically, rollups need their own governance. But could we change that? (thread)
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This may be the strongest case for authoritarianism: https://www.noahpinion.blog/p/how-liberal-democracy-might-lose Basically: the war for people's hearts and minds has no stable equilibrium except local hegemony of one dominant elite, much like (and for the same reasons as) what Hobbes pointed out for regular war.
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How do layer 2s really differ from execution sharding? https://vitalik.eth.limo/general/2024/05/23/l2exec.html
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This is a good decision. Preferenxe falsification is a big problem in society and we need to see people's honest views. It would be really cool if Farcaster follows it, by implementing ZK likes. Can probably borrow technology from zupoll. https://x.com/wanghaofei/status/1793096366132195529
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AI discourse on twitter be like... It feels like there's a large divergence in perceptions at the moment. Some people saying "OpenAI abandoned AI safety, that's proof AI safety is NGMI", some other people saying "OpenAI abandoned AI safety, that's proof OpenAI is NGMI". And I'm sure OpenAI itself has a different view
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This on the part of Lumina feels very dishonorable. If you're going to do your medical thing the libertarian way, you should have the decency to not also be lawsuit-happy to shut down criticism. https://x.com/RuxandraTeslo/status/1792612160067219783
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Oh wow this orb.land thing is actually really cool https://orb.land/ Thank you @justindrake for reminding me of it!
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#zanzalu
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I'm really proud that ethereum does not have any culture of trying to prevent people from speaking their minds, even when they have very negative feelings toward major things in the protocol or ecosystem. Some wave the ideal of "open discourse" as a flag, some take it seriously.
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Grats @dankrad @karalabe.eth you got me to interrupt my work on EIPs and make a twitter response that turned into an unscheduled poast 😀 https://vitalik.eth.limo/general/2024/05/17/decentralization.html
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Farcaster should have (near-)unlimited length messages like twitter. Having used it for a while, I feel like twitter's long message feature improves its user experience and its usefulness for high quality discussion.
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To me, this counts as GPT4 passing the Turing test. Still an important update that it took all the way until GPT4 to get there! https://twitter.com/tobyordoxford/status/1791030333812383960
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I'm generally very impressed by llama3, but this (from 70B) is a clear phail imo.
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