Oh, 2020 started already?
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Inventing TimeListen now (10 min) | Today I want to talk about time, which is a subject I’m researching quite a lot these days. In particular I want to talk about tw…
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Two guest appearances
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Spacewalks and the SpeciesListen now (13 min) | Two things happened this week. Last Friday, Alexey Leonov, the first human to walk in space (in 1965), passed away. And this morn…
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From pitched battles to magical weirding
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Charisma NeutralityListen now (17 min) | Today I want to talk about a possible emerging successor to net neutrality, which I call charisma neutrality, which I think is a …
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The Direction of Maximal DerangementListen now (16 min) | In the original Breaking Smart essays, we used the idea of moving in the direction of maximal interestingness, or DOMI, as a way …
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Like Riding an AI BicycleListen now (19 min) | Today’s episode (~20 minutes) is about the idea of skills being like “riding a bicycle” and what that means when we are dealing w…
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Technological CharismaListen now (21 min) | In this episode (21 minutes) I talk about the idea of technological charisma. What it is, how to create it, and the upsides and d…
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Investing in Your Ordinary PowersListen now (15 min) | This week’s Breaking Smart podcast (15 minutes) has to do with tapping into the things that make you ordinary. If that’s not enou…
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Towards Subtractive Social MediaListen now (17 min) | This week’s podcast episode is on an idea I call subtractive social media. I didn’t do a transcript, just a few bullet point note…
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Memes, Brands, and MissionsListen now (10 min) | Today’s topic is brands vs. memes. I made a transcript as well, using Descript, which you can find below. Apparently I spoke 1751…
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