Weekly Reading: Feb. 8th – Feb. 14th

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By 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payments with their phones. And by then, mobile money providers will be offering the full range of financial services, from interest-bearing savings accounts to credit to insurance.” (Bill Gates, 2015 Annual Letter)

“It’s not that you have empathy, it’s that you are actually having the emotions” (Mark Bolas ,VR Pioneer Mark Bolas On The Future Of The Narrative)

So, for the sake of thinking things all the way through, let’s grant this: that, for a publisher that wants to grow dramatically, websites are unnecessary vestiges of a time before there were better ways to find things to look at on your computer or your phone. (John Herrman, The Next Internet is TV)

We found that cueing people to reflect on intense emotional experiences using their names and non-first-person pronouns such as “you” or “he” or “she” consistently helped them control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. For example, in one study we found that participants who silently referred to themselves in the second or third person or used their own names while preparing for a five-minute speech were calmer and more confident and performed better on the task than those who referred to themselves using “I” or “me.” (Ozlem Ayduk and Ethan Kross, Pronouns Matter When Psyching Yourself Up)

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if 2015 is the year that being regulated becomes a competitive advantage for companies operating in the cryptocurrency space. (Jack Gavigan, The State of the Blockchain in 2015)

“I really feel that people don’t always know what’s good for them,” he said. “When you have a strong conviction, you have a duty not to tell people what they want. At least represent yourself and say: ‘Yo, this is what I’m into, and this is what I’m seeing in the world. Let me take your hand and guide you through it, so you can see through my eyes.’ ” – (Eddie Huang, Eddie Huang Against the World)

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