The End of the Universe According to Monkeys

On a recently podcast episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage, guest Brian Green made a claim that suggested if we were to wait long enough (and able to see the end of the universe) that a brain would manifest itself in space. Here's the transcript I took from the audio, around the 17min40sec mark. "[...]... Continue Reading →

Why Did You Go, Joe?

Joe Rogan is a former American Judo Champion, he lives in California, and has several chickens. He also has a lovely golden retriever named Marshall. Joe Rogan also just signed a deal with Spotify worth more than 100 million gagillion fafillion dollars. Apparently this is a big move. https://www.twitter.com/joerogan/status/1262812859983151104 In the last few years, YouTube... Continue Reading →

Mark Manson Swears A Lot

Author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur - Mark Manson - has a potty mouth. Here is just a small sample of his blasphemous writings: Is No One Safe from the Bullshit?  (Subscribers Only) "Who The Fuck Am I" The Ultimate Guide to Personal Values 5 Books That Explain Why It Seems the World Is So Fucked Fuck... Continue Reading →

Consciousness and Bats

I just downloaded a book by Annaka Harris titled, "Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind". Unlike her husbands book, "Waking Up: A Guide to Spiritually Without Religion" - her book seems more digestible. Right off the bat (no pun intended), like a seasoned author, she defines what she is discussing.... Continue Reading →

The 3 Factions of Artificial Intelligence

“Hydrogen…, given enough time, turns into people." -Edward Robert Harrison, 1995 There isn't a consensus on the When and What of AI. When will this change happen (if ever)? What will this change mean for the future of humans? According the physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark - author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the... Continue Reading →

Coddling North American Minds

“Trigger warnings are verbal or written notifications provided by a professor to alert students that they are about to encounter potentially distressing material.” - from Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff Real life does not give you trigger warnings. Young adults these days are soft. If you were to drop... Continue Reading →

A Message From Outer Space

"Do not answer. DO NOT ANSWER. DO. NOT. ANSWER." _____ Imagine yourself in the not-so-distant-future, you're in a laboratory late at night. You're tired, cold, and hungry from working ungodly hours - testing, upgrading, and testing - same old system maintenance. All of sudden, on one of the monitors - large, green text starts scrolling... Continue Reading →

How to Read Books by Naval Ravikant

I have 38 books on the go. But that’s okay that I haven’t finished any of them yet. I happen to agree with Naval that you don't necessarily have to finish a book, right away or even at all, in order to appreciate content within a book. Naval Ravikant's Secret to Reading Books in the... Continue Reading →

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