Naval Ravikant

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Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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All social media oligopolists, not just TikTok, should open their recommendation algorithms to scrutiny. They are programming our minds and our societies.


Technology destroys jobs and replaces them with opportunities.


Every single tweet costs nothing and has the potential to reach the entire world. It’s the best lottery ever made.


If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing.


Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.


Objectively, the world is improving. To the elites, it’s falling apart as their long-lived institutions are flattened by the Internet.


Our kids will view email the way we view the postal service.


Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce.


The Internet replaces mid-sized businesses with network-effect based monopolies, each hosting a long tail of creators. We’ll end up with one town hall, one social network, one video host, one music label, one taxi dispatcher, one big-box retailer. Antitrust law is obsolete.


Academia and journalism used to be sources of scarce information. Post-Internet, they're mainly used to signal tribal affiliation & status.


The Internet lowers the returns to distributing facts, while social media increases the returns to distributing signaling goods.


This may be the last generation that has a powerful tool like the Internet, and the focused attention span to do deep work.


The Internet shifts the balance of credibility from institutions to individuals. Institutions are revealed as insatiable and corrupt, even as a billion potential leaders step onto the stage.


The Internet evolved media from physical to digital, from paid to free, from editorial to social. Next up: from corporate to ownerless.


On the Internet, individuals replace institutions.


Internet gave us programmable, digital abundance. Blockchains give us programmable, digital scarcity, mapping better to the real world.


The Internet will obsolete the industrial education system, just like it's obsoleting every other physical purveyor of information goods.


Internet Phase 1 replaced offline gatekeepers w/ thin online ones. Phase 2 will replace gatekeepers altogether w/ cryptoeconomic protocols.


The Internet demolished middlemen and replaced them with thin monopolies. But blockchains may liberate us from intermediaries altogether.


Internet connectors of simple user-gen digital content (SoundCloud, Patreon, YouTube, Twitter) are vulnerable to decentralized competition.


Social media + clickbait journalism have metastasized into permanently outraged lynch mobs roaming the Internet, cowing people into silence.


More brilliant autodidacts are in existence today, thanks to the Internet, than at any other time in human history.


We thought the Internet would unite humanity. Perhaps first it'll cluster people by groups and break nations built across tribal boundaries.


Political establishment are middlemen between the voters and governance. See what the Internet did to other middlemen, for a sneak preview.


Blockchains are a mechanism to coordinate all of society to develop and spread the next generation of Internet technology.


Learn to love to read, and all human knowledge is available to you right now. No need for a priest to interpret a textbook for you.


The Internet allows any two individuals to transfer data without permission from any central authority. Bitcoin does the same for value.


The Internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven't figured this out yet.


It's shocking how many important life decisions I make by scouring Internet forums.


The Internet reduces external coordination costs, and thus the "minimum efficient scale" for both the firm and the nation-state.

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