🏡 Buy a 3D Printed Home, The Magic of RSS, and AI Adventures!
The Machines are Building homes
Hola! I’m writing this weeks issue from Mexico. We are staying with some good friends near Tulum. So far, we’ve eaten tacos, drank Mexican coke, and visited this fascinating community where a bunch of RV’s have been turned into homes. Unfortunately, pictures weren’t allowed. :( Otherwise I would’ve taken one. So sad!
It’s pretty fun so far! We’ll be here for a week . . . as long as our COVID-19 tests come back negative.
It’s been pretty exciting in the world of Cryptocurrency. Are you HODLing any DOGE? For the Memez?
I sold one of my positions at 0.057 - I’m waiting for THE MOON at $1.
Oh - don’t even get me started on Jeff Bezos stepping down into the shadows. What is Amazon planning? What kind of crazy tech is coming soon? 😲
Well, grab that espresso that Amazon delivered via drone, and let’s hop into today’s topics!
🏠 Buy a 3D Printed House
In the market for a new home? What about a 3D printed one?
SQ4D is on a mission to build and sell affordable 3D printed homes - with ginormous 3D printers no less.
Here’s a picture - This thing is hugeee. It’s like a life size version of those ones you can buy online.
As opposed to older 3D printed homes that looked rather odd, this home actually looks pretty decent. I wouldn’t mind living in one.
Pretty cool looking, right? A traditional look with a modern dark vibe.
Well, it gets even more crazy. Guess how long it took to build this?
The home is 1900 square feet and took only forty eight hours of print time, over an eight day period. The home was entirely printed and built onsite using less than $6000 in materials. . . . ARCS is a patent pending technology that robotically builds foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, utility conduits and more. This digital driven system reduces labor to as little as 3 people, accounting for up to 41% of the total construction of a home. ARCS low-power consumption technology allows homes and buildings to be built using far less energy than needed in traditional construction methods, creating an environmentally friendly impact. Source
Yeah - It’s absolutely nuts. How long will it take until there are companies building entire neighborhoods in the space of a few months? I mean - if you have 10 printers cranking out 10 houses every 8 days - you could crank out an entire neighborhood pretty fast. It reminds me of a certain manga where rogue AI build and build massive structures with no end in sight. Yes - you should read BLAME! - it’s fantastic.
But I digress . . . The amount of money and time that printers like this will save is insane. Hopefully these sorts of innovations will make housing actually affordable.
Well, if you’re ready to buy a 3D home - or at least check out the Zillow listing, click on the link below!
🤩 The Magic of RSS
The humble, but essential RSS feed. What would we do without it? As it stands, RSS is the ultimate way to curate information from different internet sources . . . And hardly anyone uses it anymore.
Hold up - what’s RSS you may ask?
RSS, or Really-Simple-Syndication, is (or was depending on your viewpoint) a means of allowing basically anything online to be collated into a single feed. You would visit the websites you loved, add their RSS feed to your preferred reader, and from then on be instantly notified of any new content
It’s basically the original social media - except you had control over everything you saw. Like the content on a site? Merely add it to your RSS reader to get instant updates whenever new content is added to the site.
The rise of social media really took a chunk out of RSS’s popularity. The death of Google reader also really hurt.
It’s a shame really.
Everyone lives in their respective social media gardens, rather than seeing the content they actually desire.
RSS was the ultimate content curation tool - before Social Media told us that they were the overlords.
YOU picked the content YOU wanted to see.
As Marc on the blog Atthis poignantly puts it
By selecting only the sites, blogs, creators etc. that I had a serious interest in, I could effectively remove the negative effects of social media and excessive online usage from my life. It was easier to get involved in serious Deep Work as I had no social feeds to endlessly scroll through. It was easier to stay informed as I could only see the latest items rather than being given an algorithmic infinite feed of supposedly “breaking news.” (Source)
I have to strongly agree with this sentiment. I don’t get much of my content from social media. It’s from endless scrolling of different news sources.
You too can create your own RSS feed if you wish. It’s actually quite easy!
Feedly is a fantastic tool for creating RSS feeds, and they have a pretty decent free plan.
Personally, I’ve built my own RSS information overload machine using IFTTT and Telegram. I’m working on making it a lot cleaner, but if you’d like to join for some serious information overload, click on the link below! I advise putting it on mute.
☠️ AI Adventures
Ready for an adventure? One with infinite possibilities?
Zombies! Aliens! You name it - you can do it.
Remember GPT-3, that insanely powerful text generating algorithm?
There’s a fun application called AI Dungeon where you can create your own adventures - kind of like those old school “Choose Your Own Adventure” books back in the day.
Except - there’s no book here. There’s the intelligence of the GPT-3 Algorithm that can generate anything and everything.
It’s so much fun! You can type in suggestions - either “Story,” “Do,” or “Say,” at any time - and see what the algorithm comes up with. For example . . .
It’s like D&D but the moderator is absolutely insane, and not everything is necessarily connected or makes sense. For example, I tried to shoot a zombie but the gun made my eardrums explode. Huh.
Oh - did I mention you can invite your friends to play along in a story with you? I am sooooo trying this with my friends sometime over Discord or something - or you if you’re interested. Just send me an email!
There’s a free version available, and a few paid tiers. I recommend playing the free version first haha.
Check it out at the link!
🐙 The Land of Random
Random links just for you! You love them!
The Slice Newsletter
Looking for a newsletter packed with awesome tools and resources? Nic has the goods for you every week. We go way back to the old days when we each had 200 or so subscribers - and I love the stuff he finds every week. It’s written in a fun and conversational format. From social media tools to work philosophies, get the weekly email that keeps founders up to date with emerging SaaS, hot podcasts, and other resources to grow your project. Subscribe at the link!
EVE Online Madness
The stories of events in EVE Online are so intense! I’ll probably never get into this game, but the stories are so fascinating. For example, though I understand little of this article, it's very riveting.
App Store Scams
The tragic tale of a Apple Watch Developer with a fantastic app Vs. a horrid fake. A Cautionary tale.
Wall Art Creator
This nifty website will let you create wall art via your printer (or your friends printer). It will take an image and blow it up into multiple panels. It’s so cool!
Want some Cyberpunk vibes in a top down shooter? Well look no further! This cool upcoming game looks pretty fun and I actually want to buy it haha.
Robot Espresso Bar
A Robo Barista? Say no more!
Slack Status Epicness
Automatically update your slack status depending on your location. It’s really cool! Could be very helpful for a team member to see your little gym emoji, so at worst the company could be burning down for only another hour.
🎵TikToks You Can’t Miss
Cleaning your floor with Pinesol - not gasoline
I mean - Even the normal internet was toxic back then
How is this real???
Oooh. This collaborative story is pretty cool.
My entire childhood is now ruined
Old Fortnite was a vibe, ngl
The odd history of gun swords
Well that's all for this issue. Until next week, Hasta Luego! 😁