Category Archives: thoughts

You Shouldn’t Be Working

If you’re an ambitious person you’re probably very familiar with that voice in the back of your head that says you should be working right now. There are so many fun things you could be doing. There’s a party tonight.

You Shouldn’t Be Working

If you’re an ambitious person you’re probably very familiar with that voice in the back of your head that says you should be working right now. There are so many fun things you could be doing. There’s a party tonight.

Do Something That Moves You

Before I die, I want to use my skills and talents to help make people’s lives better. I am privileged to have a lot of opportunities to do so.  So what do I do? A friend of mine who is

Do Something That Moves You

Before I die, I want to use my skills and talents to help make people’s lives better. I am privileged to have a lot of opportunities to do so.  So what do I do? A friend of mine who is

Metacreativity

A lot of people might say that automating a given creative task kills creativity and devalues the result. Why learn to sing if you can just use autotune? Why learn to draw portraits when you can apply a bunch of

Metacreativity

A lot of people might say that automating a given creative task kills creativity and devalues the result. Why learn to sing if you can just use autotune? Why learn to draw portraits when you can apply a bunch of

The Wrong Kind of Modesty

Many smart people tend to be modest about their abilities.  The most popular form of this modesty, in my experience is to say or think “I’m really not that smart, but I work hard.” Hard work is something people take

The Wrong Kind of Modesty

Many smart people tend to be modest about their abilities.  The most popular form of this modesty, in my experience is to say or think “I’m really not that smart, but I work hard.” Hard work is something people take

On the perceptual accessibility of abstract physical laws

There’s a quote widely attributed to Feynman that goes like this: “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.” Yet quantum mechanics, as weird as it is, is considered to be the most experimentally accurate theory

On the perceptual accessibility of abstract physical laws

There’s a quote widely attributed to Feynman that goes like this: “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.” Yet quantum mechanics, as weird as it is, is considered to be the most experimentally accurate theory