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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Mechanization, Automation, AI & Robotics

Last Friday, I had an epiphany following my Dutch language blog of that day. I suddenly felt that there is a hidden trend in the development from tools to mechanization to automation to AI & robotics. It took me a while to digest that thought. Please find the resulting diagram below. The meta dimensions of How-What-When-Where-Who-Why are used to verify if my...

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Is a technological singularity realistic?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, an American professor in mathematics and computer science, published his essay The Coming Technological Singularity, "in which he wrote that it would signal the end of the human era, as the new superintelligence would continue to upgrade itself and would advance technologically at an incomprehensible rate. He wrote that he would be surprised...

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More information = more focus = less knowledge = less common sense

Each day, I receive some 150 newsletters from various backgrounds. I scan all topics and read several articles. There’s a considerable overlap in their topics, which allows me to create some efficiencies. Some articles look promising initially, but are not. The opposite also happens. I’ve plenty of time, being without a paid job. I use that time to read, think and...

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Why We Yawn (Psychology Today)

Psychology Today title: Why We YawnPT subtitle: A large study about yawning reveals a surprising insight.By: Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D.Date: 17 May 2021 "KEY POINTS Why we yawn is still largely a scientific mystery.The world’s largest study on yawning analyzed yawns from 101 species.The results show the animals with bigger brains yawn longer.This finding supports...

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The simplicity bias (6): Time

Last Friday, I suddenly realised that Time might be the foremost cause of our simplicity bias. Most people live in the here & now. They are unaware and uninterested about history, despite the saying that history (always) repeats itself. In my thinking, I'm always looking at the past, while...

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