Boring Yourself Into Creativity

I’ve talked more than a few times about creativity and its relation to boredom as well as technology. Heck, I’ve even read and reviewed a whole book about that called Autopilot. There’s a lot to this newer notion about boredom that it’s helpful, necessary and gets the creative juices (via your default mode in your…

AI and Sociality

One thing naysayers of AI often repeat is that there is no way that machines could never replace humans in a care role or in some sort of role that is highly involving emotions. There’s a few ways to handle this kind of claim: Undermine the actual merit of humans doing these role currently, e.g.…

Patreon Update for 9/3/17

Patreon Update(s)/ Introduction August was my birthday month and I actually ended up taking a bunch of days off to celebrate that. Now, what I meant to do what say that explicitly and let y’all know what was going on…but I kind of didn’t…oops. It was a mixture of forgetting, wondering if it was really…

Patreon Update for 6/11/17

Nick’s Notes: This was supposed to go up a week ago but I was having some WordPress issues which are now (mercifully) fixed! Patreon Update(s)/Introduction Given that I was busy with dog sitting for over a week in May, I still think I published rather frequently and made some good and varied content. I’ll be…

Patreon Update for 3/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction¬† Another month has flown by and it was quite a varied month! I wrote an article on an anti-work movie, one on anti-work critiques, ideas about automation and I had my usual article talking¬†about the universal basic income. I covered a swath of topics (which isn’t to say these topics haven’t been done…