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Fred Ehrsam
Systems. Previously co-founder .
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Fred Ehrsam Nov 11
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Fred Ehrsam Nov 7
STARKs making huge progress. They are already more efficient for batching 100 or more transactions with no trusted setup.
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Fred Ehrsam Nov 6
Replying to @js_horne
Meme markets == global curation markets?
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 29
I wish Apple’s Screen Time focused on unlocks, not screen time. I feel good spending time learning/doing on my phone - having the world’s knowledge at my fingertips is an incredibly useful tool. It’s unlocking for a cheap dopamine hit that feels negative.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 29
Zero knowledge proofs are a key primative for blockchain scalability and privacy. I can see a world where most blockchain activity goes through them. Their main challenge is being efficient enough for practical use. is squarely focused on this problem.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 25
Replying to @rivatez
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 23
Replying to @etscrivner
Congrats!
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 19
Replying to @GrahamJenson
It's a fair point. The author argues causality because employment is going up in the older age buckets, but it's possible that's for separate reasons. I suspect both are true.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 19
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @Excellion
Agreed - it will be entrepreneurs (not incumbents) who make the most interesting new things.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
Debate will continue to rage on whether or not the gaming trend is good for society. But a few things are clear to me: - It's growing fast with no sign of reversal - I've experienced life-changing benefits - Crypto will take it to a whole new level by making these economies real
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
I learned as much about logic, spatial reasoning, and physics from virtual worlds (especially CAD software) as I did from school. Portal 2 has been used in multiple studies to show dramatic boosts in cognitive abilities; perhaps even more than traditional schooling.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
Video games taught me what is required for excellence. I worked incredibly hard to eventually lead the best team in the world at a small game (America's Army) in 2005 and that experience has helped set my internal bar ever since.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
Modding is a beautiful thing. It's an incredible outlet for hands on learning and creativity in a world where traditional education is becoming less relevant and young people are increasingly struggling to find purpose.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @then_there_was
Yes. Perhaps this is the beauty of Minecraft?
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
These games can start by looking deceptively simple. In some cases they may not explicitly even be a "game" (see ). But simple building blocks quickly give way to complicated emergent behavior. Said another way: fun and deep gameplay!
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
Why? The building blocks are more likely to be open and thus stackable. Want to create the biggest game out there? Create the most attractive one to extend! Perhaps the best future business model for future video games is creating a platform.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
Crypto supercharges gaming modding culture: the lifeblood of the gaming industry since 1998.
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Fred Ehrsam Oct 18
Replying to @FEhrsam
The extensibility point is key. Games are built on modding culture. Counter Strike and Team Fortress were mods (aka forks) of Half Life. League of Legends copied DOTA which was a mod of Warcraft 3. Fortnite copied PUBG, a mod of DayZ: Battle Royale, which was a mod of ARMA2.
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