Interesting problems, projects, and people. Continuously updated.

Problems

Better access to information and dissemination of knowledge

  • RoamResearch is like Workflowy, but with graph support. Makes structured thought easier. This is very cool.
  • Readwise sends you a daily email with highlights from your books so you can think about them more often.
  • Memex is a private full-text browser history search tool with support for annotations, collections, and highlights.
  • Notion is a beautiful app for collaboration and writing which pulls in much of the functionality of Airtable and Trello.

Cleaner energy production, energy efficiency, carbon sequestration

  • AirCare lets you offset your flight in seconds.
  • Impact Makers is a great (Slack) community for meeting a diverse crowd of people at the intersection of technology and climate change.

Improved education, re-training

  • Lambda School provides a computer science degree alternative with no-cost up front, and takes a percentage of your earnings. Hello, aligned incentives.

Lowering cost of access to space

  • Launcher is lowering the price of getting small satellites to orbit.

Misc Projects

  • Sovrin a promising solution to the online identity problem.
  • Solid is looking to restructure web application for a more privacy-first user-owned data model.

People

  • Piotr Wozniak is researching spaced repetition, incremental reading, memory, sleep, and a whole lot more.
  • Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication is a great framework for thinking about and improving one’s relationships. HN.