How fast should my PC be?

We are addicted to our technology. Computational power is one of the fastest-growing technological products. No matter how much we have it seems not enough. We constantly fine-tune and overclock our computers, and yet they are not fast enough for our growing appetites. Is this normal? The vicious cycle of computational overdose Take for example …

Gaming nootropics for math supremacy and antiaging

Learning math is like playing chess. Young people do it better because they have better visuospatial intelligence. This is raw processing power, the sort of processing gamers do when playing DOTA2 or other complex real-time strategy games. Using the nootropics that help video gamers gain an extra edge may also help us. The same agents …

Accept the weird with a positive attitude

The science of humor is a serious business. Humor makes us more positive and resilient. Clowns are used for therapy and funny animals may improve your well-being. I take humor very seriously. Each year I write an article about humor and publish it on April 1st. Enjoy. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, …

How to Deal with Annoying SMS Ads

One of the biggest interferences with our productivity and mindfulness are our mobile devices. Especially annoying are SMS messages, as our mobile devices are tuned to prioritize them. So we need to go against our basic programming to gain some inner piece. In this guest article, I asked Alex Alabiso from Semaphore for help with …

Is cryptocurrency evil?

What is the real value of cryptocurrency? We know the stories about perfect ledgers and solving complex puzzles. Somehow this does not FEEL right. Is there a real story hiding behind the buzz? What determines the bitcoin price? And what is the position of the regulators on the subject? The story we are told Let …

Financial ecology without its predators

The recent short squeeze endangered the hedge fund industry. Many of us are quite happy with the result. After all, they chased Tesla too strong. And we do not really like that particular branch of the financial sector. I argue that the situation is dangerous and we should not be happy about it… More ecological …

Why I vaccinated

How should we treat medical risks? Whom can we trust to help us? Why should our medical history be secret? Is big pharma evil? Is Dr. Google any less knowledgeable than your personal doctor? I voice my thoughts about this and more below. Personal risks I vaccinated against COVID19. My second vaccination date was Feb …

Conceptualized self: Are we perfect the way we are?

We are perfect the way we are. This is a mantra I hear and read very often, yet I fail to implement it in my way of thinking. Where is the catch? Why is it so easy to feel imperfect? Can we become perfect again, and if so, how? I feel flawed I am flawed. …

Elegance and minimalism as a cultural quality

Japanese culture is minimalistic and elegant. What can we learn from it, and how can we implement the best sides of this culture? Do we really need all the stuff that we have, and what price do we pay for it? Elegance and minimalism also cost money. What is the best tradeoff? I will share …

Reimagining a pen

I am considering a new business. For a couple of weeks, I have been working with friends and family members trying to reimagine one of the most common and wildly used items: a pen.¬† This is a creativity exercise with a very real expected output. Join me on my quest for the perfect pen. Knives, …