Recovering from depression induced by “Superintelligence”.

“Superintelligence” was a great and valuable read but it left me depressed. There seems to be so many dangers with AI and just so much time for us to get a grip on the control problem before It arrives. To lift myself up I started to read “How to Live: or a life of Montaigne”Continue reading “Recovering from depression induced by “Superintelligence”.”

When you Read too Many Non-Fiction Books…

…and start to get diminishing returns for the time invested. 😎 I Need to find something that pushes me forward! 😀  

Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama

I feel defeated. This book is way beyond my level of understanding of Political Theory and it was too much for me to take in. —————————————— The book is trying to discover the origins of political institutions, that we take for granted today, and that is not a small task. Starting in prehistoric times andContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama”

Best Books of the Year: #1

#1 “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson —-— Here is something they didn’t teach you in school! The premise of the book is that there are clearly defined levels of consciousness. Basically, people experience reality differently – and act and think in a certain ways -depending on their energy “level”. Dodson lays out hisContinue reading “Best Books of the Year: #1”

Best Books of the Year – #2

#2 “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains” by Nicolas Carr —-— Having anxiety about how the Internet is changing us? As we enjoy new ways of consuming information, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— The book is incredibly interesting and explains aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #2”

Best Books of the Year: #3

#3 “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse —-— Hesse influential book about a wealthy Brahmin son that casts off a life of privilege to find spiritual fulfillment. A short read and profound read! ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— “This book is scripture posing as literature and is best read after getting what you thought you wanted.” –Continue reading “Best Books of the Year: #3”

Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell

Time for a small break from the Top- 10 countdown before it reaches its crescendo. 😎 —— This became my first encounter with the modern existentialists thanks to a recommendation by @inside_brians_brain . In this book we get to know Sartre and de Beauvoir primarily – but also Camus, Heidegger, Merleau Ponty to name aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell”

Best Books of the Year – #4

#4 “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson —-— The gripping biography of the most prominent innovator of out time. ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— Parts goes to Isaacson for being able to write a 600 page book without any real low points, and parts goes to Steve for being such an interesting fella! Anyhow – it’sContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #4”

Best Books of the Year – #5

#5 “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer —-— Christopher McCandles was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He had left society and family behind, burned his money (literary) and set off on a journey to find the true essence of life, far away from job security, conformity and aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #5”

Top Books of the Year – #6

#6 “Radical Honesty” by Blad Blanton —-— It’s about anger. It’s about how moralism comes back to bite you in the ass. It’s about neurosis. It’s about deadening. Low intensity suffering caused by being on guard. It’s about growing the fuck up! It’s about willingness to take care of oneself. It’s about telling the truthContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #6”