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Behind the name

The phrase “peak horse” serves as a metaphor for the rise and fall of technologies and ideas. Drawing from the historical peak of horse usage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the term symbolizes the zenith of a technology before a new era brings transformation and change.

At its pinnacle, horse usage defined transportation, agriculture, and industry. Then, a technological revolution ushered in automobiles and machinery, leading to a decline in the need for horses. This change echoes across the realms of technology, history, art, and culture, reflecting a constant dance between the old and new.

Whether you are an entrepreneur intrigued by emerging tech, an artist inspired by cultural shifts, or a history buff fascinated by societal changes, Peak Horse is your gateway to the evolving intersections of human ingenuity.

Rephann, Terance (2011). “The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Virginia.”

Horses reached their peak population during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they were used extensively for transportation, agriculture, and industry. In the 1920s, the United States alone had an estimated 26 million horses.

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Vladimir Bok

Author, "GANs in Action" by Manning Co. Passionate about applying AI to solve real-world problems. Computer Science graduate from Harvard University.