Another amazing article from WaitButWhy. These things take a week to read, but they are worth every minute of it. Follow the links in the excerpt below for more articles like this.
When I wrote about Tesla and SpaceX, I learned that you can only fully wrap your head around certain companies by zooming both way, way in and way, way out. In, on the technical challenges facing the engineers, out on the existential challenges facing our species. In on a snapshot of the world right now, out on the big story of how we got to this moment and what our far future could look like.