Beyond the ‘Matrix’ Theory of the Mind
Some thoughts on how humans think, how economies grow and why the technologies we think will help so often hurt.
“Beyond the ‘Matrix’ Theory of the Mind” by Ezra Klein
Maryanne Wolf on how reading shapes our brains
Cal Newport on the problems with the way we work
My A.M.A. on A.I.
Gary Marcus on the limits of A.I.
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