The Smart Home revolution is dwarfing the cell phone revolution

Smart Assistants and Smart Home products are the next revolution. For those of us that are willing to try new things, we’re already noticing a different reality. One that dwarfs the changes that the cell phone ushered in. Life is different when your house adapts to you. When you have light profiles for the time of day, for your mood,…

Guilt is not a measure of productivity

Recently, a good friend of mine articulated that guilt is not a sign of a lack of productivity. If you feel unproductive, you should take a minute to determine if it’s just misplaced guilt. Guilt comes from many things: Insecurity Wrong expectations No expectations No reflection upon success Forgetting the good, focusing on the bad Any of the above means…

Anxiety Is Feeling Your Future Self

Emotions dictate everything about our reality. For example, sorrow about a past injustice is all consuming. Or, the moment we’re told that the cancer is in remission. The attendant joy permeates from head to toe. After which we exhale as if letting go of the tension of months, and maybe years, of waiting for this day. These are two examples…

The Desire to be Rational is an Insecurity

Last night I stumbled upon a conversation about consciousness and the conundrum of living forever if we can “upload” our mind. And then I was stuck wondering what it means once we’re uploaded. What happens to the bodies that we occupy? Are we the same person? Will the be a sense of continuity? Part of this conversation touched upon the…

Holography, Perception and Creativity

Watch this short video and see if you can figure out how this holographic display works: Now, here is another video that explains how it works along with another demonstration: And here’s a link the manufacturer’s site: https://kino-mo.com This technology underscores three important aspects of the human mind: – Your mind interprets the world and tells you a story. You…

Your emotions make you myopic

Part of what makes your mind brilliant is its ability to know what to ignore–what doesn’t matter. However, you’re going to be wrong quite often. Thankfully, most of the time it doesn’t matter. For example, you might trip while walking down a busy New York street and mistakenly think that at least a dozen people saw you trip and are…

Habit = moving average of your behavior

Part of developing a new habit is thinking highly of yourself for awareness of what you want to do different. You can’t change anything if you don’t know you want to change it. And even if you know you want to change something you have to think of it at the right time to act differently. Let’s say that I…

Pedantry isn’t teaching

All too often I find books, courses, etc that go into great detail about a subject. Unfortunately it’s hard to learn when the author hasn’t taken the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. For example, far too many computer books are akin to a car manual. Thorough, but no emphasis on what matters. Teaching isn’t about covering every…

The Business of Dealing Drugs

A drug dealer doesn’t talk about how good cocaine is, they give out free lines. The latter makes a frequent flyer. That’s an analogy I used recently. I share it here only to show you that with a single blurb I can take your attention to drugs. All day long we have things that grab our attention. E-mails, phone calls,…