Lyft Conversations: John McAfee
February 1, 2020
My Lyft driver, a few weeks ago, paraphrased:
“In order for society to work, people have to act a certain way. There’s a norm, there’s behavior we consider normal, you know? There are expectations.
“You are young, so I expect something different from you than someone who is older. But you are educated, yes? Then I expect you to speak as an educated person in society.
“Someone who is older, well, we expect wisdom from them.
“But.. John McAfee? That crazy man, you know what he said? He said if Bitcoin doesn’t reach $1 million by 2020, he will cut off his dick and eat it on television. Nobody was asking for that! Everybody said, ‘you’re crazy man’. Then he says, ‘if Bitcoin doesn’t reach $2 million by 2020, I will cut off my dick and eat it on television!’
“He’s out on the edge, and you just can’t do that man. I mean, he does security for Microsoft – you just can’t be doing that.”
(Later on, we are driving by construction workers in the bitter cold.)
“That’s what I love about this place, people work hard, and they do their work. That’s the spirit of these people [here in Chicago].
“I’m an accountant, and I drive on the weekends, that’s what we do, we don’t sit around.
“I also own 1.5 bitcoin. It’s going to be huge.”