Hoping you had a great holiday filled with sun and sand! Or snow and rain! Any Earth-based weather will do. We are thinking about 2018, and here you will find our best educated guess about the year to come. If you thought 2017 was loud about crypto, just wait till 2018. Up or down, that doesn't matter -- what will certainly be in play is massive volatility as the crypto economy beats on against traditional finance, regulators and sovereign power.
How Do We Imagine The Mirage of Free Will? Humans are just meat robots. Our bodies are complex machines governed by the laws of chemistry and biology, sculpted by experimental chance over millennia through evolution. Our brains are computers, executing instructions and behaving in a deterministic way. If we had perfect information about every atom in the world and how the brain worked, we could make an exact replica of a human being. Humans are a unique animal in the universe.
*** This post is written in a personal capacity and reflects my views only ***There is no Black Mirror episode that is more weird than reality. There is no alternate quantum universe that is more bizarre than this one. Who could imagine that 2017 would hallucinate into our world $700 billion worth of scarce digital assets, and then funnel $5 billion of that into science fiction projects built by global teams of developers to change the world. Yes, 2018 is off to a rocky start.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".