Short list of amazing ideas, insights and facts I learned this week (episode 2)
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My dog’s theory of mind
Your pet may love you but there are things about your mind it will never understand. Such as your mistakes.
The Almanack of Amazing Things (#1)
Short list of amazing ideas, insights and facts I learned this week (episode 1)
The best argument for Brexit (and my objection)
Would you be able to explain the best argument in favour of an idea you don’t support? I gave it a go with Brexit
Game the algorithm
It is a learning curve but social media can be gamed and transformed into a space of wholesome content and wisdom
New and interesting mistakes
You need a lot of rationality before it takes you anywhere closer to the truth (or happiness)
The first and last time humanity is a global village
For the first time in history, all humankind is connected and able to communicate almost instantaneously. This is also the last time.
The most significant phenomena in nature
Humans and intelligence are unique phenomena in the Universe – not just poetically but in a very precise, scientific sense
The secret weapon in the Information War
The secret behind algorithms spreading fake news is a principle formulated by a Franciscan priest in the 1300s. The only way to fight back is rediscovering that same principle.
Things I discovered while learning a second language (that no one had warned me about)
Learning a second language is a humbling and instructive experience (but I wouldn’t call it pain-free)