I found that if you want to excel in learning or growing a new skill, there is a place where you want the space to be as clean and calm as possible as you ingest all the material and resources you are learning and growing with. one can even make a case for improving physical fitness in that you get the discipline in place to do what needs to be done, even If you don’t feel like doing the workout …in time, you create a habit for your body and it does respond with increased overall health – despite the discomfort of change with working out when you started.
what I wondered about Sunday as I looked around the second wealthiest country on the planet (per -cap) is a place where I don't’ see a lot of smiling, I don’t see anyone really going out and trying or creating, rather – I see a very organized, neat, and tidy life. while there is a lot of good ones can say and appreciate to this way of living, I wonder if it is like the research we are doing with humans in controlled environments – “will it actually help people grow to their fullest potential? or will it create a false sense of reality about what life and living are about?”
I think back to my dreams as a kid. I would shovel crap to make some spare change to buy tools or supplies to work on a bigger idea or dream. I really don’t know why my mind works that way it does…call it a bit abnormal? many are happy to watch a movie or tv, and mindlessly stream something on their mobile. I would rather use the same time to work and play with new ideas/designs/products. it is not a one way street of watching, rather a two way street of creating, trying, doing, refining, and growing.
the world of innovation is rarely clean, neat, pretty, and uber-organized in its first stages, and I have to chuckle about people worried about people stealing their ideas. I was pretty paranoid when I started until a friend said, “so they take an idea, your boss claims it was theirs…you do realize you are the guy with a bushel basket of ideas, right?”
yes, a light bulb clicked, “on” that day.
what I don’t get - and this is me thinking forward with the rise of robots, advanced AI, quantum computer and deep learning is how will people really live in the future? I see in some ideologies the tool will be a control mechanism for the society. I look at this democracy I am typing in and don’t think the people realize just how much or badly the façade of privacy can easily be eroded and used against them. in my home country – the population is freely giving up all the data and information in a land where “greed and pride” are probably going to be what destroys it for most.
people wonder why I think like that – I guess that is how Augmanity really started. long ago – there is a big idea – but right now we are working at the individual level with the technologies.
time will tell. I guess I worry that the freedom of choice or free will won’t really be such a thing when the rise of the ai bots comes along. it doesn’t have to be that way – I think it will simply play out that way because humans haven’t learned a lot from their past behaviors on the planet. besides that, there is always someone (actually a lot of people) trying to get the brass ring in a world that has limited brass ring supplies.
the irony is there is enough on the planet for everyone to be happy today.