19 Mar '13, 9pm

SXSW's Boldest Keynote:

The Boldest Keynote of SXSW 2013 Etymological buggery has brought me to define “religion” as one’s most personal and rigid relationship with the universe. But rigid doesn’t mean static, so there’s an art to attacking religious beliefs – one that Peter Thiel put to good use in his 2013 SXSW keynote. If you were there, you saw this, four quadrants, categorizing various outlooks on the future: Optimistic [ | ] Pessimistic [ | ] Determinate Indeterminate To soften the blow (and potential rejection) of such a simple model, Thiel calls it a thing of consultants, meant not to be perfect, but instead to help us quickly grok some basic facts. Then in go entries: Optimistic [ USA 50s,60s | USA 1982-2007 ] Pessimistic [ China Now | Europe Now ] Determinate Indeterminate At this point, Thiel uses the entries to characterize each of the quadrants with narratives from each place and per...

Full article: http://www.foysavas.com/blog/2013/03/19/the-boldest-keyno...

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