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🆙 What should we level up to?
I was quite nervous when I last week sent out my text about Warp Levels.
My belief is that I will never have a better idea in my entire life. And something that I will spend the rest of my life working to realize.
So, I was pretty anxious about how people would react.
One way to measure is by how much the text is shared, and it seems to have good traction. But most importantly, I measure by the comments about what you want to include in the upcoming levels.
And a lot of ideas have come in, with a wide range. It makes me especially happy because, stupidly, I didn't even ask the most obvious question: What do you want to include in the next level?
My hope is that we will have a diversity of ideas, and what you've written to me so far suggests that. One wrote about the role of a parent, another about robots, a third about AI and music, a fourth that levels should replace grades in school. And so on.
I will talk to many people about what they want to see in the next levels. I believe it will be very interesting to read and provoke many ideas about our future.
So, now I'm asking the question I should have right away: What do you want to include in the next level?
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