I think part of the magic of SaneBox is that it doesn't try to judge the IMPORTANCE of email, like other email management tools tools do. It just tries to judge the mail's TIMELINESS.
For example, when I travel on business I get receipts emailed to me from hotels. Those receipts are very IMPORTANT -- they're valued at $1,000+ each. But they're not particularly TIMELY. I can look at them now, or in a few hours, or in a few days.
Whereas a message from my boss is always timely.
Judging importance seems to be an insurmountable job for computers. Timeliness is a surmountable problem.
When I initially signed up for the trial, I forgot to use the MPU code and made a mental note to let SaneBox know how I found out about them, because I wanted to do the right thing by MPU. When I decided to sign up for a paid subscription, I took a few minutes to hunt for the referral code on the MPU website. And I was rewarded for doing the right thing -- $10 discount! It was a pleasant surprise. I'd completely forgotten about the discount.
So thanks again David and Katie.
P.S. I'm trying to get through the Watch episode without buying a Watch. I want to wait until 2016 or 2017 for that. But you guys aren't making that easy!
The three things I think about most: Money, death, whether to stop watching GAME OF THRONES or keep going and hope it gets better again.
Musk raises a point that will be discouraging to folks like me who are optimistic we’ll see radical life extension soon enough to personally benefit by it: Old age isn’t just one thing. When you’re 90 years old, every part and cell of your body is failing. Fixing that requires reprogramming the entire human genome, something geneticists are sworn not to do lest they become Hitlers.
So that guest list for my 200th birthday party? I can take that off my to-do list.
He could make it his field if he wanted to, though.
Personally, I don't think now is the time to dump life extension on the human race. That would upend everything we take for granted about demographics and increase our whole sustainability and environmental problems. We are literally depending on people dying by a certain point in order to get a handle on things, if at all. Drop the death rate and population grows beyond the 10 billion or so projected as the mid 21st century cap. That 10 billion is going to be difficult enough to handle as is.
And that's something that Musk may have in the back of his own mind, but won't say because it is not politic.
Some famously progressive Nordic countries do without legislating natoinal minimum wages, relying on "widespread collective bargaining to guarantee that workers receive fair pay."
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