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Started using earn.com a few months ago, and it's quite good (although emails are mostly about cryptocurrency stuff).
I strongly recommend it, especially now that they got bought by Coinbase and have plenty of cash to build tools around this platform.
http://earn.com/adrienlemaire/referral/?a=6pf36xi8ck1rlw2v
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For 300 years the world has been dominated by humanism, which sanctifies the life, happiness and power of Homo sapiens.
- Harari Yuval Noah
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Nobody knows where the brakes are.

While some experts are familiar with developments in one field, such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, big data or genetics, no one is an expert on everything.
No one is therefore capable of connecting all the dots and seeing the full picture.
Different fields influence one another in such intricate ways that even the best minds cannot fathom how breakthroughs in artificial intelligence might impact nanotechnology, or vice versa. Nobody can absorb all the latest scientific discoveries, nobody can predict how the global economy will look in ten years, and nobody has a clue where we are heading in such a rush.

Since no one understands the system any more, no one can stop it.

- Harari Yuval Noah, Homo Deus
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As long as we uphold our aspirations, we will be able to pull through. As the saying goes, money comes and goes
- Masayoshi Son, Aiming High
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Humans are rarely satisfied with what they already have. The most common reaction of the human mind to achievement is not satisfaction, but craving for more.
- Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus
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What is a good question ?

A good question is worth a million good answers.
A good question is like the one Albert Einstein asked himself as a small boy—“What would you see if you were traveling on a beam of light?” That question launched the theory of relativity, E=MC2, and the atomic age.
A good question is not concerned with a correct answer.
A good question cannot be answered immediately.
A good question challenges existing answers.
A good question is one you badly want answered once you hear it, but had no inkling you cared before it was asked.
A good question creates new territory of thinking.
A good question reframes its own answers.
A good question is the seed of innovation in science, technology, art, politics, and business.
A good question is a probe, a what-if scenario.
A good question skirts on the edge of what is known and not known, neither silly nor obvious.
A good question cannot be predicted.
A good question will be the sign of an educated mind.
A good question is one that generates many other good questions.
A good question may be the last job a machine will learn to do.
A good question is what humans are for.

- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable
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Nothing is worth doing pointlessly
- Marcus Aurelius, 170
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知足者富。
He who knows contentment is rich.
- Laozi, 5th century BCE
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In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
- Herbert Simon, 1971
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