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fiery stuff I've been ingesting
  1. Roadmap for the “most important century”
  2. Cal Newport on an industrial revolution for office work
  3. Where is Joe Rogan? This is interesting, but not unpredictable. I wrote a quick post about this last year - JRE Studio Killing His Podcast
  4. SpaceX Installs Rocket Engines on Starship Booster to Spell “420”
  5. Nestflix is a search engine for movies within movies.
  6. World’s Largest Carbon Capture Plant Switched On In Iceland
  7. I just found out about the Think Like a Coder Series.
  8. 100 Simple truths by Traf + my favs below.
  9. bonsai - a web browser for research that helps programmers think clearly
  10. Minus is a finite social network where you get 100 posts—for life.  
  11. Why can’t we make more chips? So small yet so complex. Making chips it is actually harder than rocket science.
  12. All-free library of shorts and documentaries.
  13. Actually possible: thoughts on Utopia
  14. In the tropical regions deforestation peaked in the 1980s.
  15. Mary’s Room: an animated inquiry into the limits of knowledge and the mystery of consciousness
Tweets for thought 🐦
Benjamin Todd
1) Effective altruism could use more virtue:

EA says a lot about how to make big decisions, but doesn't say much about how to prioritise on a daily basis.

That's what character virtues are for. Some thoughts on why “effective virtue” could be useful...
Habiba Islam
When you first hear about longtermism and see e.g. folks working on AI safety it's easy to react: "They've got to be weird & uncaring. Probably wanted any excuse to work on something cool & easy." In my exp. that's importantly not what motivates my friends and colleagues. 🧵
latest YouTube video
How Using Peripheral Vision Improved My Productivity
How Using Peripheral Vision Improved My Productivity
I’ve been experimenting with this method where I am using peripheral vision and various physical and digital objects as subtle cues to improve attention, creativity, and productivity as well. At least, this is what I tell myself. And peripheral vision is essentially a side mechanism of your vision that allows you to see with fewer eye fixations.
And we are using it every single day. While driving, while checking someone out, or while trying to cheat on an exam.
It is a survival mechanism of the physical world.
I found that organizing your physical space in such a way that you have various subtle cues lowkey telling you what you should do next, is an important feature of environmental design.
Visual Theory
Here’s the evolution of one of my side projects — Visual Theory. I am re-learning how to see.
Write enough and you will start sounding like yourself.
True happiness occurs only when you find the problem you enjoy having and enjoy solving.
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— Robert
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