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    There are two problems with complaining that SV creates too many 'frivolous' things and doesn't solve 'hard problems'...

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    1st: 'frivolous' = 'fun', & fun is half the point of civilization. 20ish journalists write about it, and 20ish engineers make apps for it

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    2nd, many things that changed the world & help solve the most biggest problems started as silly toys. Flight, telephony, mobile, internet

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    We think we can tell that *some* things are going to be important but *those* things really are just frivolous. But we're generally wrong.

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    And the fact that GPUs for those silly games are now the engine for AI just shows you how you really, really can't tell what will matter

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