Image: Matt Cherubino
This week I came across a hilarious video by Casually Explained
The creator’s relaxed explanation of life in gaming form will have you snorting your coffee straight back up.
Here are my favourite lines:
“Once you’ve chosen your character & race, you basically sit through a 9 month spawning phase.”
“What’s even worse, once you’ve actually spawned, you have to spend 18 levels going through the tutorial mode.”
🖥️ Brain Computer Interfaces
A burgeoning field of tech and will be the primary reason behind us solving the artificial intelligence control problem. There’s a plethora of early stage startups already involved, and focusing on neurological diseases.
🚀 No surprises, Elon Musk is actually entering the fray with Neural Link
A sign that people are starting to pay attention to this nascent technology.
🍵 More reasons to support my consumption of green tea
Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline
- a study suggests - by up to 50%. T
he study also found gene carriers who are at risk of developing Alzheimer's (APOE e4) disease may experience a reduction in cognitive impairment risk by as much as 86 per cent.
An intriguing read for tea lovers.
😑 The one thing by Gary Keller - developing your minding power
This is an interesting video essay on the book review. The short of it is, how much willpower you use over the day has consequences to completing anything - interested to investigate the neurochemistry behind this.
📚 Circle of competence
Warren Buffett has always spoken about defining your circle of competence, and knowing the edge of it. In a way, this is merely a matter of simplifying what you’re good at, focusing on it, and becoming elite at it. Having read a few pieces on this including
Understanding Circle of Competence
Circle of Competence Theory
Different Layers of Competence
in the last few months - I can say that this is incredibly important in our busy modern world.
Too many people spend unnecessary hours on irrelevant things. In my case, for the last two years I wasted unnecessary time on things I’m just not competent in (tech startups, engineering, etc). In reality, studying this form of simplification has made me realise what I’m good at:
Decision-making (particularly under pressure)
Now I’ve been able to really roll back to what I’m good at - I can tell you it’s saved me an immeasurable amount of time. No more piss-farting around with startup and tech ideas, unnecessary gadgets, or anything else that I’m just not good at. Just reading, bringing experts to talk about unique areas to improve our performance, and investing in technologies or businesses that further that. At first it’s bloody hard, and I still don’t deviate from investing in new things, I just don’t spend hours wasting time on unnecessary work.
Image: Huffington Post
🤖 We’ve built up a considerable amount of AI related links over the last few months
Here’s the most important for keeping on top of what’s happening and what’s applicable to our daily lives. We are ensuring that we keep on top of any changes in this space, particularly as we see this as the area that will destroy labour in favour of capital in the next few years. As a knowledge worker and investor, it’s important to understand how and where:
Using Darwin to evolve Al ; FASCINATING READ. If you only read one article, this is it.
Second order consequences of automated EVs. What happens when EV & automation becomes standard? What happens when no one needs to go to the gas station and those second order products are no longer sold? MOST APPLICABLE TO NOW.
Period Table of AI ; a table of every function of machine intelligence we have
AI building blocks ; The eggs, the chicken, and the bacon. The problem that people are missing with AI & Automation, is that its a technical problem that needs to be applied to different industries
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk backed 23 principles to ensure humanity benefits from AI. From a morality perspective, Sam Harris was part of this group - very important.
History of AI ; for any newbies
Image: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
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