Tag Archives: Marc Andreessen

May 18, 2015 The New Yorker

On May 18, 2015 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “New Ways To Crash The Market” about machine trading causing a flash crash with no explanation. The algorithmic trading is vulnerable to spoofing with fake buy or sell orders making markets more unstable. “It’s also how we’ve arrived at a situation where a trillion dollars can vanish in a matter of minutes, even though the real world hasn’t changed at all.”

Raffi Khatchadourian wrote “World Without End” about Sean Murray’s company Hello Games. The new virtual reality game No Man’s Sky allows users  explore software generated galaxies. I wonder if it could be adapted to find other habitable worlds.

Tad Friend wrote “Tomorrow’s Advance Man” about venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Netscape and his new firm a16z. He believes that Bitcoin, Soylent and Oculus VR will change the world by building a nerd nation. The article has one particularly disturbing passage. “Some Silicon Valley V.C.s  believe that these values would have greater say if their community left America behind: Andreessen’s nerd nation with a charter and geographic locale. Peter Thiel favors “seasteading,” establishing floating cities in the middle of the ocean. Bali Srinivasan, until recently a general partner at a16z and now chairman of one of its Bitcoin companies, has called for the “ultimate exit.” Arguing that the United States is as fossilized as Microsoft, and the Valley has become stronger than Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. combined, Srinivasan believes that it denizens should build an opt-in society, ultimately outside the U.S., run by technology.”

John Colapinto wrote “Lighting The Brain” about Karl Deisseroth. He is a pioneer in optogenetics, technology that activates individual brain cells with light from fiber optics. It can be used to control behavior in lab animals and is being tested on humans.

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Jul. 8, 2013 SVForum Visionaries


Here are some pictures of SVForum’s Visionaries over the years. Contact me for rights and permissions. Pictured are Forest Baskett, Eric Benhamou, Marc Benioff, Vinton Cerf, John Chambers, James Clark, John Doerr, William H. Draper III, Esther Dyson, Doug Engelbart, Judy Estrin, Carly Fiorina, Bill Gates, Louis Gerstner, James Gosling, Diane Greene, Promod Haque, Reed Hastings, Dr. Hermann Hauser, Trip Hawkins, John Hennessy, Reid Hoffman, Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Guy Kawasaki, Vinod Khosla, Steve Kirsch, Dick Kramlich, Sandra Kurtzig, Steven Levy, Scott McNealy, Craig O. McCaw, Gordon Moore, Michael Mortiz, Walter S. Mossberg, Nathan Myhrvold, Ray Ozzie, Arthur Patterson, Arthur Rock, T.J. Rodgers, Heidi Roizen, Brent Schlender, Terry Semel, Chris Shipley, Larry Sonsini, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, Ann Winblad, Steve Wozniak.

Baskett Forest copy Benhamou Eric copy Benioff Marc 2 Blank Steve Chambers John Cerf Vincent Clark Jim Diamandis Peter Doerr John Draper Bill copy Dyson Esther Engelbart Doug 3 copy Estrin Judy copy Fiorina Carly Gates Bill copy Gerstner Louis Gosling James copy Greene Diane copy Haque Promod copy Hauser Hermann copy Hasting Reed Hawkins Trip Hennessy John Hoffman Reid copy Jacobs Irwin Kawasaki Guy copy Khosla Vinod KIrsch Steve Kramlich Dick Kurtzig Sandy Kurzweil Ray 2 Levy Steven 3 copy McCaw Craig McNealy Scott Moore Gordon Moritz Michael Mossberg Walter Myhrvold Nathan Ozzie Ray Patterson Arthur copy Rock Arthur Rodgers TJ copy Roizen Heidi Schlender Brent copy Semel Terry Shipley Chris copy Sonsini Larry Tribble Bud copy Warrior Padmasree Winblad Ann Wozniak Steve 12

I am still looking through the archives for Marc Andreessen, Craig R. Barrett, Carol Bartz, Andy Bechtolsheim, Grady Booch, John Seely Brown, Nolan Bushnell, Kaye Caldwell, Edwin Catmull, JoMei Chang, Alfred Chuang, Ron Conway, Scott Cook, Alan Cooper, Donna Dubinsky, Kamran Elahian, Charles Geschke, Jeff Hawkins, Gerald Kearby, Kay Koplovitz, Robert Metcalfe, Catherine Muther, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Proulx, Sandy Robertson, Alain Rossman, Jeff Skoll, Jimmy Treybig, John Warnock, Jerry Yang.

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