I can relate to this - Mary Gaitskill on why writers write
OK, more candidates for my bucket list - interesting how many are on the edge
The debate over Her continues - can a computer fall in love if it doesn’t have a body?
In case the “creative class” gets too complacent - robots targeting them too
Early in the day, when you’re bleary eyed, stumbling about in the fog of sleepiness, you’re probably at your creative peak. In contrast, if you’re a morning person, then for you, the evening is the best time for musing.
How come? Insight-based problem-solving requires a broad, unfocused approach. You’re more likely to achieve that Aha! revelatory moment when your inhibitory brain processes are at their weakest and your thoughts are meandering.
If the goal is to effectively explore and discover new insights, we need a different kind of network. We’d want to encourage much more of a mesh network where there’s a rich and complex set of relationships connecting all participants with each other. This kind of network increases the potential of all participants to connect with each other in unexpected and evolving ways as they embark on their exploration. We can become mobilizers, helping to draw in new people and creating environments where people can connect and explore an evolving agenda of questions.
And they needed research to show this?
I can relate - fear of needles led a woman at age 19 to develop a breakthrough way to run 30 lab tests on a single drop of blood - could save hundreds of billions of dollars