Welcome to Lux Recommends #243, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future: “When J.F.K. ran for President, a team of data scientists with powerful computers set out to model and manipulate American voters. Sound familiar?” — Sam
Physicists pin down the pay off between speed and entropy— friend of Lux Bryan White
Mystery of Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Gets Trickier: “Aliens? Or a chunk of solid hydrogen? Which idea makes less sense?” — Sam
Netflix’s High Score proves we need a better history of video games: “The story of games should be told by those who don’t feel the need to always make them look good” — Seth Gerson, CEO of Lux portfolio company Survios
The Radical Plan to Save the Fastest Sinking City in the World: “Many of our coastal cities are imperiled, but none have plotted an escape quite as audacious as Jakarta’s” — Adam K
Individualism During Crises: Quantifying American individualism and how our culture has “offset 41% of the effect of state lockdowns on social distancing and dampened COVID-related donations by 48%.” — Alex
Fake cop car blasts through ‘Cannonball Run’ NYC-to-LA record— Lux Friend Dave Cheiken
Expedition to the Edge: “Captain Clemens and his rag tag group of family and friends will quickly learn the price of adventure when a voyage with friends unravels into a life-or-death crisis forcing all hands-on-deck.” — Adam K
Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure — Lux friend Tommy Kane
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