Will Tesla Survive? It Must, If These Forecasts Are Correct.

Will Tesla survive? Yes, Tesla and Elon Musk must continue to defy logic, and short term economics because a trillion dollar bounty awaits in only a few years. Ark Invest predicts that autonomous vehicle platforms and electric vehicles will be a multi-trillion dollar market in only a few years. Autonomous Vehicle Market: $600 billion – $3 trillion by 2021 Electric Vehicle Market: 17 million vehicles sold in 2022 The research firm, which includes Tesla in many of its managed ETFs, believes that Musk’s company (along with Alphabet and Baidu) are…

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Failure Leaves Clues Too…

Tony Robbins is often quoted for the phrase “Success leaves clues“. He may have learned this from his mentor, Jim Rohn. Of course it’s true… Success does leave clues. It can pay to watch what those who are successful are doing and try to determine what they are doing that makes the difference in their lives. Remember that trying to simply observe what a successful person is doing to become successful is extremely hard. You are observing only the tip of the iceberg, or what’s visible, above the surface. Chances…

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The Gears of Determinism

If free will is an illusion, does this mean we are powerless to change our lives? Or, can we still change our future for the better based on past events by making good choices…? My interpretation of the debate between Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett about free will is that yes, we can change ourselves by making good choices. As long as the world operates in a deterministic way, rather than a fatalistic way, then… “our thoughts and actions in the present influence how we think and act in the future.”…

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What is Boredom? A Failure to Pay Attention

The Waking Up App by Sam Harris is a new way to try meditation. Meditation offers a path to gaining a better understanding of what’s going on in your head… So that you may have a better relationship with the chaos of thoughts that is your mind. I hope to make myself “better” in some vague, way… Maybe my own private realization of the title of Dan Harris’s (no relation) book on meditation “10% Happier”. Trying Meditation I’ve meditated before… Sometimes consistently for several days in a row. After listening…

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Sam Harris Dictionary: Apocryphal

Sam Harris often uses the word apocryphal on his Waking Up podcast… The regular use of apocryphal shouldn’t be surprising when one considers that Sam basically calls bullshit for a living. Apocryphal is used to describe statements or stories that are widely believed to be true, but aren’t. a·poc·ry·phal adjective (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. Example: “an apocryphal story about a former president” synonyms: fictitious, made-up, untrue, fabricated, false, spurious  

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Personal Reinvention All Over Again…

If we expect to retire comfortably, we need to prepare. 10, 20 or 30 years from now retirement will look entirely different than it looks today (or how it looked 10 years ago). In the future we will need to reinvent ourselves in retirement… No longer will we simply “go out to pasture”… Hoping that we’ll be cared for by a benevolent state or a company pension. Indeed, 1 in 3 American’s have less than $25,000 saved for retirement… And 79% of workers today expect to keep working after age…

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How to Make a Siri Shortcut to Call the Cops

You can easily make a Siri Shortcut to call the cops if you want. This might come in handy in our current age where everyone either has VOIP with crappy 911 service or is cutting the cord… Plus it can’t hurt to have yet another way to get the cops to come if you need them… In this case you can just summon Siri and say: Call the cops! Step 1: Tap the Shortcuts App on your homescreen and tap “Create Shortcut”. Then on the next screen scroll up from…

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Email Like a Cyber Criminal: Are Phishing CTRs Better Than Marketing Pros?

According to a Wall Street Journal article on social engineering, phishing emails have a click through rate that is 10x greater than professional marketing emails. The article references Ken Bagnall, Vice President at computer security company FireEye, Inc. as stating that cyber criminals may be more effective at their jobs than professional email marketers…! What is Click Through Rate? The click through rate, aka “CTR”, is the number of users who click on a link in a webpage, email, advertisement, etc. as a percentage of the total number of users…

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8 More Examples of New Apple Shortcuts

Examples of Apple Shortcuts

On Monday Apple released the best iOS update in years… iOS 12. iOS 12 is a great free upgrade for almost any iOS device. Some of the benefits include longer battery life, improved speed, better control of children’s mobile devices, better use of photos, improvements to messenger, screen time monitoring and more… Apple Shortcuts for Siri Although I was originally dismissive of it, one of the best updates with iOS 12 is the introduction of “Shortcuts”. With Shortcuts, you can create Siri Shortcuts which let you quickly do everyday tasks,…

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