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Daily snackable writings to spur changes in thinking.
A map for a better brain. The way we think is both our greatest tool - indeed our only tool - and very often it is also our biggest leash. We are only who we think we are. Our opportunities are also limited by who other people think we are. It stands to reason that if we’d like to change who we are, we must start with an effort to change our thinking.
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WRITING: THE CORE IDEA
July 30th, 2020
How can a source of inspiration continually yeild new fruit? Is it something about the source of inspiration itself? Or does it have more to do with how we look at it?
WHAT IS GPT-3?
July 21st, 2020
This a layman's description of what GPT-3 is, how it was developed, how it works, and what some of the implications of this technology may be. Technical listeners may appreciate the two potential implications that are given at the end of the episode.
A LUCILIUS PARABLE: TINKER TOOLS
July 19th, 2020
This episode was written in collaboration with GPT-3. The initial paragraph and first line of dialogue is human, the rest of it is left for you to guess what was composed by a machine and what was composed by a human. The total wordcount is 1058, and 455 of those words were composed by GPT-3. If you subtract the initial paragraph required to establish context, then the ratio of human and machine contribution to this story is about equal.
HEART OF LUXURY
February 12th, 2020
Why are you chasing a better life? Is it luxury you are chasing? Or is here something in the heart of luxury that is even sweeter? More valuable than anything luxury can give us?
COMFORT - PART II: FORTS & CAGES
November 19th, 2019
Are you comfortably entrapped by your strengths?
This episode, along with the previous one, is dedicated to Dennis Michael Hynes, you can connect with him on Twitter at @HynesDm
COMFORT - PART I: THE ROOTS OF A WORD
November 18th, 2019
What does it mean to be comfortable?
This episode, along with Part II, is dedicated to Dennis Michael Hynes. You can connect with him on Twitter at @HynesDm
October 15th, 2019
"People do things for only two reason: it's pleasurable and/or it conveys sexiness." This observation sparked some disagreement on Twitter. This episode seeks to explore the issue in some detail.
SICK OF BEING SICK OF
July 30th, 2019
Ideas, beliefs, mental models, stories; all of these are parasitic. They cannot exit, nor flourish without their main host: the human mind. Are your beliefs working for you? Or are they hurting you? What would an immune system for the mind look like?
FIRST PRINCIPLES - PART II: LANGUAGE
June 18th, 2019
Can we divide the language we use to irreducible units? Do these units remain static through time? And if not, what do we do.
This is part ii. Check out Episode 428 for part i.
FIRST PRINCIPLES - PART I: AB INITIO
June 17th, 2019
What should be our 'first principle' when we think, use and consume language?
This is part I that hopes to serve as a quick introduction to first principles thinking.
DYNAMISM - PART I: ADDING AND SUBTRACTING
June 7th, 2019
How do we fall, and keep falling? How do we keep ourselves from slipping? This is part one of two episodes that explore a quote from Carl Jung. Inspired in response to https://twitter.com/SE_Cauldron
June 5th, 2019
We are told to do something everyday that scares us. Does this mean riding a roller coaster, or some other thrilling activity? Or do we misunderstand what scary means in this sense? Scary can mean quite a lot. We willingly go to scary movies because it's thrilling, but does this mean that we've done something that scares us? What scares people the most?
THE OPPOSITE OF FREE WILL
June 4th, 2019
[POPULAR EPISODE] This episode was inspired by reading Annaka Harris' book 'Conscious' which was released today. Visit http://tinkeredthinking.com/index.php?id=428 for a link to order your copy today.
Are we aware of our drives, our influences and our will? Or lack thereof?
MISTAKES: QUANTITY VS. DURATION
November 6th, 2018
How many mistakes are you seeking to make? Would you rather make one big mistake or a bunch of small ones? Which is more likely to get you closer to your goals?
THE DOOR AND THE DARK STAIRCASE
October 30th, 2018
[POPULAR EPISODE] What is the similarity between opportunities in life and horror movies? When one door closes, and another opens.... what exactly is behind that door?