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Connecting the Dots

Hello! Sam here with another Connecting the Dots newsletter.

It's good to have the Will to Think finally out there. Work is underway to get a paperback version ready, and an audiobook. The ebook and article are up now though, so if you haven't read it yet, you can. 

Two new blog posts are up. I hadn't been on Quora in a while so I made an attempt at answering a question on happiness and another on metacognition's role in learning

As usual there are a few other interesting things I've scoured from the internet down below. 

“Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire.” —Daniel Kahneman

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“It is an inherent property of intelligence that it can jump out of a task which it is performing and survey what it has done.” —Douglas Hofstadter

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Other Interesting Stuff

1. Gates Law: How Progress Compounds and Why It Matters. “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

2. There's a fake Joe Rogan trapped in a machine... and he's really good at tongue twisters.

3. AI is helping to make whiskey.

4. Get to know yourself, because: “Now you have competition. You're competing against these giant corporations and governments. If they get to know you better than you know yourself, the game is over.” So says Yuval Noah Harari

5.  “ a medium, books are surprisingly bad at conveying knowledge, and readers mostly don’t realize it.” — why (non-fiction) books don't work
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