Sam Harris Dictionary: Epistemology

Sam Harris sometimes uses the word “epistemology” or “epistemological” on his Waking Up Podcast. The word epistemology is derived from the Greek “episteme”, meaning knowledge. Epistemology studies the nature of knowledge, justification and the rationality of belief. The French philosopher Michel Foucault believed an episteme represented a framework of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, norms and conventions that humans use as a system for thinking. According to the book “Whiplash” by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe, Foucault believed that humans followed varying systems of ideas throughout time. He believed that evidence of human…

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We’re All Cyborgs Now

We're all cyborgs now

When Elon Musk was talking to Joe Rogan about artificial intelligence, Elon commented that for the human race to survive AI, we would have to merge with technology. Become cyborgs. But he said that today, we are already cyborgs… Because essentially our iPhones, etc. are already just extensions of ourselves. Cyborg Interface and Wearables Challenges As Apple and other companies continue to expand into the “wearables” market, the design of human/computer interfaces increasingly is defined by the “bandwidth issue”. Namely, humans cannot interface with computers quickly enough. To solve this problem, companies…

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3 Reasons the Facebook Paid Account is Inevitable

3 Reasons Facebook Paid Account is Inevitable-min

Facebook is having a relatively tough time of late… With Apple and Amazon recently reaching trillion dollar market caps, Facebook’s stock has been beaten down. The stock is at a four month low today as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is testifying on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s mishandling of user data, manipulation by Russian operatives and other sad consequences of using the social media platform. More and more people are wondering whether they should delete their social media accounts. But these problems may be a silver lining for Facebook’s next…

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The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a real thing. The Dead Zone is a waiting room of sorts. You’re waiting but you don’t know it. The Dead Zone is a state of mind you out yourself in when you’re scared of living. You’re breathing, sure, but it’s not a full life. The Dead Zone is where you exist… Like purgatory. Things don’t suck so much that it’s unbearable for you, and yet, at the same time you’re comfortable enough to delude yourself that everything is still pretty much OK. The bad news…

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Blog Earning $100/Month = $117,606.89 After 30 Years

Most Americans do not have enough to retire on… This is true. But can you start a blog earning $100 per month? Of course. If you start a blog and earn $100 per month ($1,200 per year) from AdSense or another online business model, this is enough to add up to $117,606.89 after 30 years. $117,606.89? How can this be true…? After all… $1,200 per year x 30 years = only $36,000 But not if you invest your $1,200 in blog earnings in the stock market every year. According to…

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4 Alternatives When Amazon Used Books Are Overpriced

alternatives when amazon used books are overpriced

Amazon used to be a great place to buy used books for cheap. But now, it seems that Amazon used books are overpriced. I always use Amazon because it’s so convenient… But I’ve suspected for awhile that Amazon used books are overpriced… Until today I didn’t learn anything more about how overpriced on used books Amazon can be… For instance, I was looking around for a used copy of “Hillbilly Elegy” because I heard this book was great but haven’t read it yet. I went on Amazon.com and the least…

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How to Upgrade Apple Music to Family Sharing

How to Upgrade Apple Music to Family Sharing

If you’re confused about how to upgrade your Apple Music subscription from an “Individual” subscription to a “Family” subscription for family sharing, you’re not alone… It’s confusing. The exact process can vary depending on whether you already have an Apple Music account, and/or if you’ve set up a “Profile” in Apple Music. In my case, I had an Individual Apple Music account (with no “Profile” set up in Apple Music), and I just wanted to upgrade to a “Family” subscription to allow family sharing. The process is simple and easy,…

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When Did The Mac Butterfly Keyboard Come Out?

when did the mac butterfly keyboard come out

If you are in the market for a new laptop you may be considering buying a new Macbook or Macbook Pro. But in your research you may have come across one of the many articles describing the annoying reliability problems with the notorious “butterfly keyboard”. The butterfly type keyboard was introduced by Apple to replace the “scissor switch” type keyboard. It was done, in theory, to improve reliability. As such, you may be wondering when the butterfly keyboard came out, which Macbooks have a butterfly keyboard and, perhaps most importantly… can…

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Is It Too Late To Invest in Apple in 2018?

is it too late to invest in Apple in 2018

With Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) recently crushing the trillion dollar market cap milestone, some investors may be wondering if it is too late to invest in Apple in 2018… It’s a legitimate question. Since passing $1 trillion in market capitalization around 30 days ago, Apple stock has increased in value around 10% since the start of the beginning of August 2018 alone. So… Is It Too Late To Invest In Apple In 2018? Not by a longshot. Since I’m not a financial advisor, and don’t play one on the Internet, to…

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The “Enormously Underpriced” iPhone

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More paraenetic advice from Warren Buffett today… This time on when to buy stocks. Mr. Buffett turned 88 today and was interviewed by CNBC prior having lunch with a charity donor who paid $3,300,100 to have lunch with him at Smith & Wollensky in New York City. His quote about purchasing stocks, which some experts believe are overvalued, was interesting. He said: “I don’t know when to buy stocks, but I know whether to buy stocks…” He said he was actually buying stocks this morning, before lunch. He also said…

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