#137 - Marc Andreessen explains the world with Sturgeon’s law | Curio

#137 - Marc Andreessen explains the world with Sturgeon’s law

15 mins | Feb 2, 2022

Today's episode from 2nd February 2022. A new report states that it will cost $9.2-trillion a year if we want to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. That's $3.5-trillion more than we currently do. We take a look at the McKinsey and Company findings and explore how the pace of change matters as much as the price. Then later, the man behind the world's first internet browser explains how Sturgeon’s law (that 90% of everything is crap) can be applied to anything, including the vast success of Silicon Valley. Amid the worsening climate crisis, dozens of countries have now committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Money is already beginning to flow into lower-emissions infrastructure, drawing concerns about capital spending on energy and land use. However, as Adele Peters points out in Fast Company, the financial costs of mitigating the worst climate damage will be cheaper than the devastating effects of doing nothing in the long run. It’s no wonder that a general partner at a top-decile venture-capital firm, better than 90% of its peers believes in the 90% rule. But for The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler ponders whether this rule favoured by the extremely successful, yet created by an irritated sci-fi author can really explain the vast success of Silicon Valley. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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