Constant Curiosity | #27
Bitcoin, Art & Absurdity
Hope you’re doing well! Let’s jump into it.
Last week was the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, and there were a series of major announcements.
Bitcoin is being integrated into two of the largest point of sale systems in the US. This means that most major retailers will start accepting payments over the Bitcoin network by the end of the year. Walmart, Best Buy, and Whole Foods just to name a few.
Shopify has integrated with Bitcoin to allow any merchant to let users make purchases with Bitcoin.
The Mexican President is considering making Bitcoin legal tender in Mexico
If you don’t know much about Bitcoin or struggle to see why it has value, I’m actually working on creating some new educational content that explains Bitcoin to total beginners.
I created a short survey (below) to help me understand the best way to teach people about Bitcoin. It takes about 7 minutes to complete. If you have time, I’d appreciate it if you could fill it out.
🎨 Modern vs Classical Art
Has art gotten better or worse over time?
Many people criticize modern art because they believe they could easily make the same piece with little or no skill. While others claim that modern art is the natural evolution beyond the more realistic classical artwork.
To answer this question for myself, I’ve developed a thought experiment.
It goes like this: If you HAD to pick one work of art to destroy, which would you choose?
I’m hard-pressed to find a single person who would rather destroy the Michelangelo over the Pollock.
While I would happily hang a Pollock in my home, to me there is no comparison to a work like David from Michelangelo.
🤦♂️ Peak Absurdity
I’ve lately wondered if our society has reached a level of peak absurdity.
In the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, headlines were dominated by analysis of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.
I certainly hope that this is the peak, rather than the beginning.
Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.
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