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Amy Webb
📚 The Big Nine. Quantitative Futurist. Finding tech trends and modeling risk/opportunity at . Prof . Cofounded . Radar Award
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Amy Webb 5m
Instagram is Plato's Allegory of the Cave for 2019 reality. Twitter is Plato's Allegory of the Cave for political discourse.
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Amy Webb 38m
Replying to @jamieplesser
Oh, did I!!! Was one of the best shows I've ever, ever, ever seen. I watched it straight through twice. It was brilliant. B R I L L I A N T. Which has me very worried about a second season. The ending was kind of perfect.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @thisisdebonair
My mom died of cancer -- it was pretty brutal. I couldn't get through the first episode of Breaking Bad as a result. I know it's a great show, but I can't manage watching him go through diagnosis and chemo.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @JLeifer
Dooooo itttttt!!!!!
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Replying to @emjbanks
I haven't! Will add to my list
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @DrKorica
I did and also watched the doc. Both were terrific.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @amywebb
So -- please send me your recommendations. I'm going to have a LOT of time and won't be 100% to work even from home for the first few days back from the hospital. I'm going to treat this time as a staycation.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @amywebb
Movies and TV: Westworld, Deadwood, Sopranos, Veep, Call My Agent (French) Terrace House (Japanese), anything made by the Cohen Brothers and especially The Big Lebowski. Wanted to love Man on the High Castle, but it fell flat for me.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @amywebb
I also read a ton of speculative fiction and sci fi. I obviously loved Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale. I've already been through the whole Asimov, Sagan and Clarke cannons.
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Amy Webb 1h
Replying to @amywebb
Books: I tend to read biography, occasional memoir when it's really great, and nonfiction - especially on topics about which I know very little. I loved Ray Dalio's Principles. Vint Cerf recommended I read The Sciences of the Artificial, which I'm currently enjoying.
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Amy Webb 1h
I'm going in for ankle surgery soon. (I broke both ankles a week before launched - fun!) I'll be stuck at home for 14 days recuperating until they can outfit me with a hard cast. So, people (and bots) of Twitter, I could use your recommendations!
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It was a great conversation! Thanks for hosting us
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Drew Harwell 4h
The president had an exclusive meeting with the head of one of the world's most influential communications networks, and he wasted a big chunk of it on his own personal tech support
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Amy Webb 4h
Like this. THIS would have been a terrific story for to investigate. We're going to wish they did years from now.
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Amy Webb 4h
Replying to @amywebb
I'm sure they will all land good jobs somewhere else. But we're now robbed of a critical opportunity for this brilliant group of people to work TOGETHER. To continue that Avengers analogy: they're superheros in their own rights. Together they'd have been unstoppable. </>
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Amy Webb 4h
Replying to @amywebb
Their collective power would have unleashed an Avengers-like team of super-journalists on key areas: how AI mines, refines and productizes our data... how others use and abuse those systems... how society is changing as a result...
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Amy Webb 5h
The sudden implosion at is bad for our futures. Having people like and so many smart others build the next iteration of investigate journalism is WHAT WE NEEDED.
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Amy Webb 5h
Ooh..... I'd forgotten about Charisma Man!
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Christopher Mims 🎆 Apr 10
Amazon wants to become your internet service provider --by launching satellites into space. So does Facebook, SpaceX, Softbank-funded OneWeb. Google and Virgin want roles too. Welcome to the future, in which your favorite monopolists leapfrog cable cos:
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Amy Webb 23h
Happy ! These are the books that should be on every futurist's bookshelf. They explore and explain the basic concepts and tools of strategic foresight. And help us think more exponentially about the future. 📚
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