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Superintelligence

A place where I share my journey in increasing my own intelligence.

10/16/2019 — E-Learning Theory - Superintelligence - Medium

The e-learning theory describes how using multimedia enhances learning e.g. a combination of text, audio, and graphics. The e-learning theory further rests on the idea of cognitive load, namely how…

10/15/2019 — How Many Developing Habits Per Time and The Hierarchy of Competence

I have been wondering for a while what factors make up how many habits you should learn in let’s say a month. I came upon this Medium post called “Getting through the learning curve”, see…

10/12/2019 — My Learning Trajectory, Chapter Three: How I Learn

This chapter I wanted to explain or show what I do and why I do certain things when, for example, reading a book. Desirable difficulties are things that make it harder, or at least, slower to learn…

10/06/2019 — My Learning Trajectory, Chapter Two: Things That Increase The Quality of My Learning

See this chapter for the prequel: 10/02/2019 — My Learning Trajectory, Chapter One: Books, Courses, Total Worth, and Total Hours I have spent this year only 859 hours and 215 hours in the other two…

10/04/2019 — Intelligential Entropy - Superintelligence - Medium

What I hope to achieve with this chapter, is to increase the popularity of a certain concept resolving the definition of intelligence, and as far as I know, there doesn’t seem to be much of a…

10/02/2019 — My Learning Trajectory, Chapter One: Books, Courses, Total Worth, and Total Hours

I have tried to quantify the amount of hours and money spent on books and courses since the year 2015. I will write them down here together with my thoughts about the numbers. All the things I have…

09/22/2019 — Doing the Ordinary Extraordinary: the Pareto Principle, Diminishing Returns, Effective Hours, and Effici...

I have been thinking about this so-called Pareto principle, which says that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. An example is that the top 20% richest people earn 80% of all the income…

09/15/2019 — John von Neumann - Superintelligence - Medium

Today I wanted to write about one of my ‘heroes’ or inspirations. The way I look at them is somewhat like this quote: I will write down one of the best stories I have read about John von Neumann…

09/11/2019 — Entropic Learning Model - Superintelligence - Medium

I have tried to make a thinking or learning model based around the concept of reducing entropy locally, in this case our brains and possible extended phenotypic effects (like making tools). It is a…

09/10/2019 — Working Memory, Intelligence, and Creativity

There seems to be a positive correlation between the size of your working memory and intelligence — the more intelligence, the higher the probability to also have more working memory slots and vice…

09/10/2019 — Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, Focused Mode

A s the title of this chapter says, it was a course I followed the past 4 weeks. I also happen to read the book ‘A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)’…

08/31/2019 — Top-down, bottom-up thinking, sorting algorithms, and working memory

So I have recently tried to ‘synthesize’ top-down and bottom-up thinking with certain sorting algorithms and then again synthesized that with working memory. What I mean with sorting algorithms, are…

08/25/2019 — Top-down thinking > bottom-up thinking

I have started to read the book ‘A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)’ by Barbara Oakley and I will jot down my thoughts, ideas, and learnings in a…

08/24/2019 — Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

S o I just finished this book called ‘Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count’ by Richard E. Nisbett. The book was intended as a follow-up to the other book ‘Make It Stick…

08/18/2019 — Kolb’s experiential learning theory - Superintelligence - Medium

I already heard multiple times about Bloom’s taxonomy of learning but never really cared to really read about it further. The book ‘Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning’ introduced the…

08/16/2019 — Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

I have recently finished the book called ‘Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning’ by Peter C. Brown. The book teaches you mostly how to learn and the common mistakes most people make when…

06/28/2019 — Pre-reading habit - Superintelligence - Medium

My habit before even reading the book is knowing the author. What I want to know about the author? How the person is, what the person has achieved, what the person is known for, and in what field(s)…

02/18/2019 — I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10...

I have always been a fan of so-called ‘first principle thinking’. I have been doing this for such a long time that I am almost always able to relate everything to my first principles, such as the…

The Black Box Problem — When AI Makes Decisions That No Human Can Explain

In the article Artificial Intelligence is Upon Us — Are We Ready? we discussed some of the ethical dilemmas we will face as we try to deal with the unprecedented scenario of another intelligent…

10/23/2019—The Power of Combinatorics In Learning, and Why Taking an Occasional Break Is Important – Autobiography

https://math.mit.edu/~apost/courses/18.218_2018/ — 18.218, Topics in Combinatorics: Combinatorics of Grassmannian Keywords and ideas Combinatorics → an area of mathematics primarily concerned with counting;Combinatorics → quickly makes things grow exponentially e.g. DNA, Latin alphabet etc.;“What does this remind me of?” → making use of combinatorics;Small practices such as 20 minutes of mindfulness produce big results thanks to…

Learn to learn better: four ways to improve your retention

A journalist by trade who spoke no English, he set out to master the language of his newly-adopted home and publish an article within five years. Working as a canvasser and door-to-door salesman…

Create more than you consume - The Startup - Medium

I listened to a full album (Jay-Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail), from the first song to the last, without any interruptions. I have been working a lot on reading more thoughtfully so I can retain more…

To Become More Efficient, Ask Better Questions - Personal Growth - Medium

Eugene Ionesco once said, “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” To improve your personal efficiency, never stop questioning how you work — it can lead to some of your best work…

The Einstellung Effect – where the German word means “approach” or “way of doing something” – refers to trying to resolve an issue, problem, or opportunity only by using approaches that have worked in similar situations, rather than looking at each new situation on its own terms. This narrow, habitual, and left-brain dominated tendency, which is illustrated below, inhibits creativity and innovation.

9 Proven Techniques to Bolster Your Creative Thinking

Rather than considering creativity to be something that can be taught, like mathematics or some other process-driven subject, consider creativity as conditional. In other words…