- All new cell phone users in China must now have their face scanned How long before the UK governments says: “that’s a cool idea”?
- Dilbert’s creator has two rules for a more civilised Internet Scott Adams on learning from his experience.
- Why clean energy isn’t enough to tackle climate change Sure, we need to switch to renewables and electric cars etc. But first we have to reduce our use of fossil fuels. And that’s the really hard bit.
- How Memes Got Weaponized: A Short History Memes might start as a joke, but some people are starting to see them as the serious threat they can be. Sobering tale.
Scott Adams has a new book out. Note the subtitle. Blurb reads:
Even the smartest and most educated among us can slip into ‘loserthink,’ since we haven’t been exposed to the best thinking practices in every discipline. Psychologists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, and artists, for example, all see the world through different filters. If we don’t understand the basics of those filters, we’re likely to fall into loserthink. Some signs you’ve succumbed to loserthink include: inability to get your ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, trusting your preferred news sources, and making too much of coincidences. And with the never-ending stream of urgent notifications on your phone and anger on your social media feeds, it’s easy to feel miserable, defensive, anxious, poor, and sick. But Adams offers a cure for loserthink by teaching you the most productive thinking practices from a variety of disciplines. In this book, you will learn how to… Recognise the walls of your own mental prison and break out. Understand the world in a way you have never seen it before. Be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation. Your bubble of reality doesn’t have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free.