In a recent presentation at International Astronautical Congress Elon Musk had his very own “one more thing” moment when he debuted BFR (big fucking rocket) and the potential to not only transport human beings to Mars but also Earth to Earth to any city in the world in under 60 minutes. In addition there’s the possibility that travel will be crew-less (regulations permitting) and the potential of 5 to 10 trips per day, it’s easily one of the best things I’ve seen since the launch of the original of the original iPhone. And if that wasn’t crazy enough Elon hopes the cost of travel will be the same as a full priced economy fare in an aircraft; wow!
I’ve been meaning to pick up ‘American Kingpin’ for awhile, i’m fascinated about the origin story of the Darknet Marketplace especially in the wake of the recent seizures of AlphaBay and Hansa (R.I.P) and this expose of Ross Ulbritch founder of Silk Road promises to be a great read. I’m also really looking forward to getting into ‘1491’ – I was never a big fan of History in school, the way it was taught didn’t fill me with intrigue but through podcasts such as Hardcore History by Dan Carlin I’ve become far more curious and this book calls into question everything we know about Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas.
Please find below a list of the books I’m reading October;
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
1491: The Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
American Kingpin: Catching the Billion-Dollar Baron of the Dark Web by Nick Bilton