Today we’re talking to Tim Urban, the Co-Founder and writer at WaitButWhy. And we discuss how to tackle writing about huge topics like the Fermi Paradox. What it’s been like for Tim working with Elon Musk to write about Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, and imagining what the future may hold for humanity.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
To learn more and check out Tim’s writing, go to https://waitbutwhy.com
About Tim Urban:
Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban’s blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk.
Wait But Why (WBW) is a website founded by Tim Urban and Andrew Finn and written and illustrated by Urban. The site covers a range of subjects as a long-form blog. Typical posts involve long-form discussions of various topics, including artificial intelligence, outer space, and procrastination, using a combination of prose and rough illustrations.