Quantum Mechanics writes: “I wish you’d consider making a show about aliens who help people instead of trying to harm them as all the rest of TV and movies portray aliens.”
Answer: One of the main characters in the TimEscape series I’m developing is a helpful alien. Well, an alien with the best of intentions anyway.
Drea writes: “Maybe, start with 3-4 smaller, but stable, tech or retail, safer bet, technologies
without making any initial huge investments in any?”
Answer: Makes senes. But do I invest now or wait for the bottom to fall out of the markets again?
K.C. writes: “please also consider taking Suji to a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology services.”
Answer: Thanks for this. We’re looking into it.
DP: “This suppression of competing currencies made cryptocurrency necessary.”
Answer: Oh, I understand this and, like I said, conceptually I get it. But from a practical standpoint, it’s hard to trust.
John writes: “Crypto-currencies that are not backed up by real assets, like a nations GDP, are just speculative gambling.”
Answer: So what do you think of stablecoins like Tether that are pegged to fiat currencies or exchange-traded commodities?
Karl writes: “Cryptocurrencies are the digital-equivalent of ponzi schemes. My advice is to stay away from all of them. Invest in something more stable, like Dutch tulip futures.”
Answer: Love this – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania
Line Noise writes: “Alas, I failed to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon when I first heard about it in the early days. A work colleague was one of the early adopters and had thousands of coins which would have made him a multi-multi-multi-millionaire today . . . if he hadn’t sold them to buy a new computer monitor when he was in school.”
Answer: Ah, timing is everything, no? Early in my career, I worked at an animation company that gifted us stock one year. Our receptionist cashed out six months after receiving the stock – only to watch it climb to some ten times its original worth. Many of her co-workers considered her crazy for not having been more patient – until the company collapsed two years later, rendering the stock almost worthless.
arctic goddess asks: “When you do your next Q&A, what happened to that cool car Sheppard was driving in Vegas? Did it belong to someone? Was it sold?”
Answer: We bought the car for the episode and then sold it after wrap.
Today’s movie-themed question:
What was a movie you thought you'd love that you ended up hating?
Answer with a gif. pic.twitter.com/3R4iSQy7db
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) June 3, 2020