2022 Mar 27


@March 27, 2022 8:21 AM (EDT)

Memory is understood as retaining places, people, and experiences as they’ve actually happened. It’s very much a “record” function— capturing things as they actually are. What if there was an additional “generative” function, that uses inputs as source data to generate unconscious continents? If this is true, then there’s a subconscious layer of synthesis and re-interpretation that’s occurring in real-time, like a biological-AI.

@March 27, 2022 8:51 AM (EDT)

Email & fractured attention— the consequence of being in 15 places, almost at the same time, with no friction of threshold. The Metaverse might have similar effects, except it will reduce that friction for the body itself.

@March 27, 2022 11:30 AM (EDT)

At any given point, parts of your system are thriving, and other parts are failing you (leading to pointless maintenance).. A skill in systems development is the recognition that something isn’t serving you.

@March 27, 2022 3:23 PM (EDT)

L15-8, W15-14, W15-10.. In racquetball, whenever I lose a point, I aim to identity what went wrong, and then hold that principle in mind as I move forward. There are a few I’ve tried, but there is one that seems to always send me on a streak. It comes down to, “keep your eye on the ball,” but to be more detailed, it’s about a real-time awareness. Rather than making split decisions at peak moments, it’s about a smooth, always-on immersion in the moment. The metaphor of “frame-rate” come to mind. To remind myself, before each point, I look down at my racket, and observe the subtle rotation of the racket in my hand. It shows that certain values are way more fundamental— almost “root-level” than the others.. You can go on optimizing for other things, but if you had to pick one, which one will naturally solve the other things?

@March 27, 2022 11:45 PM (EDT)

The low-frequency hum of a passing plane fading into highway noise. Retinas fried, white glow on wife’s face. Wind creeks the house. Pillow universe.

@March 27, 2022 11:46 PM (EDT)

Read “Who am I today?” A short story by Vonnegut. Thanks Arthur for the recommendation.

@March 27, 2022 11:58 PM (EDT)

The heat of the sun with eyes closed in the middle of the night. Just for a second, at the end of a wormhole, before it disappeared.