Hello my fellow futurists!
I knew there was something about video games that just made sense! Read on for the story on them actually making us smarter.
So I'm taking a course right now by Daniel Vassallo, A Portfolio of Small Bets. So many familiar faces in the course from a handful of other cohort based courses I've taken.
If you're entrepreneurial, but not with ambitions of being the next Jeff Bezos, just want a little control over your life, then it's a great course.
It's been making me rethink a handful of things in my life. More on that as it progresses I suppose.
At least we'd like to think we found a door. Kinda like the moon cube, it's just a natural occurrence that our pattern forming brains love to interpret as something we know.
To put the Mars door in perspective, take a look at the full image
The "door" is only 11 inches by 17 inches
I can't make this stuff up, one week it's VR kissing, now it's controlling your breathing
I can see some applications of this being useful, but generally speaking it seems ridiculous and unlikely to go beyond a prototype.
It happened, the crypto markets tanked. Though I don't own any of the majorly effected coins like Terra or Luna it did spook folks further and tank some coins I do own in my portfolio. I'm not too worried though. One, I'm not betting my life savings. Two, I still believe in crypto in the long run. Short term, anything's fair game, especially when short-sellers get involved.
So why exactly did crypto crash? Well that's a fascinating read.
Mom, you should have let us play more games when we were kids!
In a new research report the researchers found that kids that played video games scored higher in IQ tests 2 years later than kids that didn't play video games. This held even when controlling for socioeconomic status and other demographic variables.
The gain was small, only 2.5 IQ points, but a gain nonetheless, and superior to other digital activities such as watching videos or socializing on social media.
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Many smart & capable people seem unable to consider an alternative work arrangement that doesn’t involve slogging 40hrs per week, 50 weeks per year, for 40 straight years.