What’s the best way for us to use technology to become smarter?
Step one is to take advantage of the enormous value of thinking out loud in public. Find an online place that speaks to your interests to talk with others about topics you are passionate about. Second is to be a good listener. Don’t overwhelm yourself with pointless feeds, but be a good gardener of what comes in. At the same time, use tools that help you store memories and capture what you’re seeing and thinking. After a few years of this, you’ll have an incredible record, or encyclopedic map, of your life and interests.
The power of well structured feed with content outside your bubble can be mindblowing, don’t you agree?
Exercise Makes You More Creative
Walking significantly improves certain types of cognitive efforts involved in creativity, specifically convergent thinking, such as the ability to come up with solutions to a problem, and divergent thinking, which involves conceiving open-ended, original ideas.
Other studies have found that exercise tends to improve convergent thinking in those who exercise three or more times per week.
“When I’m still, the mind can race, but when I run, I can step out of the mind and watch the thoughts,” she says. “Rather than being in the film, I can watch the film of my own thoughts.” This distancing of herself from her thoughts, she explains, “creates a relationship of sequence, and I can get very clear on ideas and possibilities.”
Insightful podcast with Elon Musk for a rainy evening on how keyboards and actually our verbal communication is slowing us down to communicate.
A need to press letter keys on a surface or translating a complex concept to human words significatly limits our possibilities to interact with machines and each other.