An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 | WIRED

As someone who has watched his pace slow over the recent years, this article caught my eye. Not that I have any desire to run faster at this point in my life, but still and interesting read.

Something I can definitely relate to and confirm in my own experience:

“The main reason that runners slow isn’t our bodies. It’s our lives. We get married, we have children, we work longer, our parents get sick. We have more important things to do with our time. Running is a sport that rewards consistent effort, and once you step away it’s hard to come back. Your body frays, which makes running less enjoyable, which accelerates the decline. We go slower as we age, but we also age when we start to go slower.”

Source: An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 | WIRED


Silicon Valley and the Social Credit System

Following up on my previous post about Reality vs Fiction: Dystopian Surveillance, Fast Company has an interesting article this morning titled Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the West is taking a slower, less obvious trajectory, but things like this are the early warning signs we should be paying attention to as we evaluate the merits of various technological innovations.