21 Lessons for the 21st Century的笔记(42)


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  • 京城司南


    Suffering emerges because people fail to appreciate this. They believe that there is some eternal essence somewhere, and if they can only find it and connect to it, they will be completely satisfied. This eternal essence is sometimes called God, sometimes the nation, sometimes the soul, sometimes the authentic self, and sometimes true love - and the more people are attached to it, the more disa...

    2019-05-16 00:40   1人喜欢

  • Xiuling-S

    Xiuling-S (多读书,多写字,多旅游,多思想)

    The system is structured in such a way that those who make no effort to know can remain in blissful ignorance, and those who do make an effort will find it very difficult to discover the truth. 读到这一段的时候正好在2020年1月武汉疫情肆虐之际,各类新闻层出不穷,让人如同雾里看花。恰好读到这一段,感慨作者表述能力真好。

    2020-02-01 06:45

  • Flora


    +sporadic terror attacks vs chronic air pollution + the astounding disproportion between the actual strength of the terrorists and the fear they inspire. + The Battle of the Somme 索姆河戰役, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and the French Third Republic against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and ...

    2019-12-21 03:58

  • 阳光啦啦啦3

    阳光啦啦啦3 (嚯!这里可以写签名!)

    We usually fail to realise that feelings are infact calculations, because the rapid process ofcalculation occurs far below our threshold ofawareness. We don't feel the millions ofneurons in the brain computing probabilitiesof survival and reproduction, so we erroneously believe that our fear of snakes,our choice of sexual mates, or our opinionsabout the European Union are the result ofsome myst...

    2019-11-08 13:48

  • 张大脑

    张大脑 (!@#$%^&*()_+)


    2019-10-21 21:56

  • 京城司南


    In the age of Facebook and Instagram you can observe this myth-making process more clearly than ever before, because some of it has been outsourced from the mind to the computer. It is fascinating and terrifying to behold people who spend countless hours constructing and embellishing a perfect self online, becoming attached to their own creation, mistaking it for the truth about themselves. Tha...

    2019-05-16 00:33

  • 京城司南


    As biotechnology and machine learning improve, it will become easier to manipulate people's deepest emotions and desires, and it will become more dangerous than ever to just follow your heart. When Coca-Cola, Amazon, Baidu or the government knows how to pull the strings of your heart and press the buttons of your brain, could you still tell the difference between yourselves and their marketing ...

    2019-05-16 00:25

  • 京城司南


    As strangeness becomes the new normal, your past experiences, as well as the past experiences of the whole of humanity, will become less reliable guides. Humans as individuals and humankind as a whole will increasingly have to deal with things nobody ever encountered before, such as superintelligent machines, engineered bodies, algorithms that can manipulate your emotions with uncanny precision...

    2019-05-16 00:20

  • 京城司南


    Most science fiction movies really tell a very old story: the victory of mind over matter. 30000 years ago, the story went: 'Mind imagines a stone knife - hand creates a knife - human kills mammoth.' But the truth is that humans gained control over the world not so much by inventing knives and killing mammoths as much as by manipulating human mind. The mind is not the subject that freely shapes...

    2019-05-16 00:16

  • 京城司南


    The problem of groupthink and individual ignorance besets not just ordinary voters and customers, but also presidents and CEOs. They may have at their disposal plenty of advisers and vast intelligence agencies, but this does not necessarily make things better. It is extremely hard to discover the truth when you are ruling the world. You are just far too busy. Most political chiefs and business ...

    2019-05-15 23:59

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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