It is insane how active state attorneys general are today on trying to launch lawsuit against tech companies.
I'm a big fan of e-scooters.
I use them where I live (Vienna, Austria), and I try to use them wherever I travel for work. I've probably ridden every company available in at least 5 U.S. states and 5 countries. And I've written about what the best regulations should be.
I prefer using a scooter to using ridesharing services in some cities to cut my commute and usually beat traffic when the rides are less than 20 minutes.
Since I'm in Washington, D.C. this week, of course I set sail using the scooters around town.
But I've been totally surprised by how *SLOW* they are. You can barely get up to speed and you miss every single green light. This actually makes the commute longer. It seems the scooters have an imposed speed limit of 10MPH. That's ridiculous.
I've used these e-scooters in dozens of jurisdictions, some with speed limits, and none are as slow as 10MPH.
The speed governor imposed makes these scooters less efficient, less fun, and actually dangerous. You can practically walk faster. Whoever made these regulations should be ashamed. I will definitely be making public comments to the city council.
I'm doing some research on Transhumanism. It seems to be a vastly rich subject field, but considering I've grown more "tech-pessimist" in the last few years, I'm interested in seeing how my mind could change.
So far, I've been recommended to read more Ray Kurzweil. I read his 2012 book How to Create a Mind and it was fascinating. Interested in seeing what more I can learn.
Moving is a big deal. It's something that one can only endure every 5 years or more.
It's morning time in Vienna.
Greece has always been a special place for me and my family.
Not only was the culture such a wonderful experience the first time we visited, but the vast history, the beautiful people, the amazing language, and such a vibrant capital. And the food was delectable.
Then, we visited our first Greek island. And then again. And again. And again. Each time, I fell in love with the blue sea, the island charm, the ferry rides, and the miles upon miles of beaches made of rock and sand.
For each trip, I made a point to learn as much Greek as I could – sometimes more successfully than others. I managed to scrape together a small notebook with phrases, numbers, the alphabet, and rudimentary grammar. It made being there all the more fun and adventurous.
Now, some seven Greek islands later, we were able to take our daughter, still under a year old, to discover the enchantment of the Greek isles.
We opted for Mykonos, seeing as my family from the U.S. would join and it was just about the only direct flight we could find from Vienna in that time.
And that's when the journey began...