Luis Cuende

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  1. The fall of the West / The parents that failed their children

    I will explore the most important civil liberties, and argue why in the West they are on their knees already, providing concrete examples. We are closer than we think to tyranny, but boomers don’t care.

    10/04/2024
  2. Personal closure for Aragon

    A few words on my personal farewell to Aragon.

    02/11/2023
  3. The New World Order

    The dollar will lose hegemony. And western democracies might ban crypto to try to delay the inevitable.

    20/03/2023
  4. Too many passions

    What to do when you have many hobbies, but limited time?

    21/01/2023
  5. The infinite search for simplicity

    We like stimuli, for an uneventful life is not worth living. However, when is it too much?

    17/01/2023
  6. My wishes for the world in 2023

    Some macro wishes for 2023!

    01/01/2023
  7. Learnings in 2022

    Some of my personal learnings in 2022.

    31/12/2022
  8. The West is in ruins

    Humankind is long-term default dead, and not default alive.

    09/10/2022
  9. How to dethrone the gerontocracy

    Our kids won’t live better than us if we don’t dethrone gerontocracy, but we can’t do it playing by their rules.

    25/08/2022
  10. Extreme individualism and the erosion of values

    How I almost got into a fight trying to help a grandpa reunite with his grandchildren.

    21/08/2022
  11. Yet another sad day for freedom

    What happened today with one of Tornado Cash developers getting arrested is a wake up call about the urgency of our mission.

    12/08/2022
  12. Ashamed to be a human

    We praise ourselves as being a superior species, yet fail to keep up with basic human morality in taking care of other animal species.

    29/06/2022
  13. How boomers destroyed the West

    Lately, I have been asking myself: why is art and culture worse today than a few decades ago?

    05/04/2022
  14. Cancel culture and the Dark Ages

    It takes two things for a society to thrive: freedom and truth. Cancel culture undermines both.

    04/04/2022
  15. Learnings in 2021

    My personal learnings from 2021.

    08/01/2022
  16. Why rewilding the planet matters

    We are destroying our beautiful homeland. In the process, thousands of species might disappear. Is rewilding the solution?

    14/10/2021
  17. Rushing through life

    There’s always a next meeting. There’s always a next call. There’s always a next goal to reach. You are never good enough.

    09/10/2021
  18. The paradox of productive creativity

    How being creative is the ultimate form of productivity.

    04/10/2021
  19. The future that got stolen from us

    Once upon a time, society saw technological progress as the way to free people from 9-to-5 jobs. Where did that dream go?

    16/04/2021
  20. The Tweetdrop

    A novel mechanism for viral token distribution leveraging Twitter.

    20/01/2021
  21. We cannot get there fast enough

    Society is crumbling down, and our products aren't able to meaningfully do anything about it. Let's keep building, because we cannot get there fast enough.

    04/06/2020
  22. Timing markets

    Even with the right people and the right vision, a product can still fail in getting product-market fit and becoming widespread. Why? Market timing.

    30/05/2020
  23. The sorry state of crypto UX

    If we think mainstream users are going to use any of this, we have drunk too much kool aid. We need to take a 180-degree turn in our priorities

    24/05/2020
  24. Notion as a read later app

    How to use Notion as a drop-in replacement for apps like Pocket or Instapaper

    16/05/2020
  25. Telegram DAOs

    Let's go where existing internet communities live and supercharge them with crypto. Let's take DAOs to Telegram!

    30/04/2020
  26. Expert DAOs

    Expert DAOs allow for the bottom-up formation of clusters of experts that can cryptographically attest truth

    09/04/2020
  27. What 2020 may look like

    A view into social and economic factors for 2020

    12/03/2020
  28. Digital scarcity

    How NFTs just clicked for me

    10/03/2020
  29. Learnings in 2019

    Compiling my 2019 learnings after moments of clarity

    27/12/2019
  30. Value what you have

    To value what you have, remember its worth every day

    27/11/2019
  31. Three years of fighting for freedom

    Three years ago Aragon was born. When we started it, it was clear that this would be a decade-long effort. It is tough, but it is the change the world needs

    11/11/2019
  32. Leveraging travel

    Leveraging travel so it helps you be more creative and productive

    06/06/2019
  33. Expectations and happiness

    Happiness = reality - expectations

    03/06/2019
  34. Processing what you read

    Tools and processes to make sure you take advantage of what you read

    29/05/2019
  35. Being healthy and how it increases productivity

    Diet, exercise and their compounding effects on productivity

    10/05/2019
  36. Saving time by writing better

    Save time to you and others by being brief and concise, while still communicating your point

    12/11/2018
  37. Setting daily and weekly goals

    Reducing the noise so you can focus on what matters

    13/09/2018
  38. Saying no should be the rule, not the exception

    Regaining control of your life and time by saying no

    17/08/2018
  39. Debugging your day

    How to find bottlenecks and bugs by tracking your time

    14/08/2018
  40. A series on personal productivity

    Tips and tricks on how to increase work output while being healthy and happy

    13/08/2018
  41. The power of knowledge graphs

    Reducing the gap between language and code

    18/07/2018
  42. The uncomfortable truth of college

    Why it made sense in the Industrial Era, and why it doesn’t today

    12/03/2018
  43. Personal review of AGP proposals for the Jan 24th, 2019 vote

    With the next AGP vote around the corner, I wrote an overview of the proposals that made it to the ballot

    18/01/2018
  44. Not Earth, not Mars, no planet will be our home

    Thriving as species could be more efficient by creating a new world rather than conquering the current one

    13/08/2017
  45. Disintermediating marketplaces

    Why I am advising district0x

    17/07/2017
  46. Bitcoin Unlimited is a bug by itself

    22/03/2017
  47. Idea for a decentralized, open source platform for deep machine learning advancement

    25/01/2017
  48. Facebook serving fake news is not the problem we should look at

    06/01/2017
  49. Human relationships have been owned

    30/12/2016
  50. Solving the biggest bug in programming

    18/12/2016
  51. Investing in crypto 101

    22/08/2016
  52. The sorry state of the blockchain

    03/05/2016
  53. Distractions and dystopia

    31/07/2015
  54. Subconscious manipulation

    06/08/2014

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