about this episode
Referenced in the show:
NYT Article – Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
0:00 Besties congratulate Friedberg & Chamath for taking Metromile public, Chamath explains a PIPE, Sacks & Jason express their discontent for being left out of the first bestie SPAC
10:59 More positive vaccine news, NYT article on Operation Warp Speed: did the Trump administration nail it?
21:50 How will the COVID experience impact the response to the next pandemic? Morality of challenge trials, hypocrisy of regulatory capture around gambling, drug use, pharma, etc.
35:25 Why innovation has occurred so rapidly on the Internet: Permissionless innovation & lack of regulators, regulation vs. innovation