Infrastructure Is Everything

Inside Latin America’s Creator Economy: Rich in Influence, Poor in Cash

Julio Vasconcellos

Though LatAm leads the world in internet and digital media consumption, its creators still struggle to cash in on their influence. That presents an opportunity.

Uncontrolled Spread: Science, Policy, Institutions, Infrastructure

Scott Gottlieb, Vineeta Agarwala, Marc Andreessen, and Vijay Pande

We were at an inflection point with the COVID pandemic, between old and new tech, science institutions, policy, more. So what can we learn from past for future?

The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health

Andrew Scott

New economic research supports a shift from the pursuit of longevity at all costs to a focus on healthspan: more healthy time over the duration of one’s life.

The Case for ‘Developer Experience’

Jean Yang

No code, SaaS, APIs have led to faster yet more heterogeneous systems: developers work in rainforests, not planned gardens.

Beyond the Meme: Ever Given, Supply Chains, and the Physical World

Ryan Petersen

The world watched when the container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal this March. Some people made sites, many people made memes; I made a children’s book. It seemed almost comical: A patch of bad weather drove the 1312-foot lo...

Technology Saves the World

Marc Andreessen

We are coming out of COVID years early, with much preserved, compared to what we had any right to expect. And overwhelming credit goes to the tech industry.

A Marshall Plan to Solve the Global Vaccine Shortfall

Caleb Watney

While COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. are continuing apace, calls are growing for a more ambitious strategy to rapidly vaccinate the entire world, and especially in developing nations. Legal proceedings around this issue were trigger...

Law As Code: A Legal System Shaped By Software

Joshua Browder

With a software-first approach, we can improve transparency, automate tedious processes, and in some cases, even avoid the need for costly lawyers altogether.

How the Great Zoom Migration Upended the Housing Market

Alex Rampell

By decoupling employment from location, COVID has spurred one of the most profound changes in real estate in the last 100 years. The effects are far-reaching.

What We Learned Doing Fast Grants

Patrick Collison, Tyler Cowen, and Patrick Hsu

We launched an abnormally fast source of emergency science funding during COVID-19. The results revealed the strength and weakness in current funding models.