a16z Podcast: Connectivity and the Internet as Supply Chain

3 forms of connectivity:

  1. transportation
  2. energy: 2 million km pipelines
  3. communications: 1 million km fiber on ocean floor

We think that states are the organizing unit, but we are moving:

  • from nations and borders to flow and friction
  • things become organized by connectivity

The more pipelines you build between Russia and Europe, the more resistance to turning off the routes

In the gig economy, your connectivity will affect your prosperity.

People’s loyalty is more to their employer because their employer gives them greater access to places where their citizenship would otherwise not.