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On Being Wrong

February 1, 2017 — Leave a comment

I am always looking for an easier or better way to do everything so when I came across this post from LifeHacker I knew that I was going to find some gems. Since I have always been on the lookout for the best way to do things several of the videos did not provide any new information but the ones that did provide new insights are exceptional.

If you don’t have time to review all twenty four take a few minutes to review the following three brilliantly simple videos:

This falls under the category of “Why didn’t I think of that”
How to Eat a Cupcake, Like a Gentleman

I immediately tried this one and it works so well that I have been telling everyone about it.
How To Use One Paper Towel: Joe Smith at TEDxConcordiaUPortland

I am still working on the advanced version of the method but this process is crucial to anyone who has to deal with cables.
How to Coil Cables

See the full list…

Paul Krugman on the irrelevance of the Internet - 1998 - Imgur

Source: imgur.com

One of the biggest challenges with making any sort of prediction with circumstances beyond our control is that we can be terribly wrong. Krugman can join the ranks of many others who have been very wrong about the predictions that they have made.

What can we learn from this? While it is very important to be optimistic and speculate realisticly on just how far technology can take us it is equally important to control the variables that you can and in the words of Mahatma Gandhi:

gandhi-be the change-quotes

The following links include several list of terribly wrong predictions about technology:

Top 10 Bad Tech Predictions
Top 30 Failed Technology Predictions
Use It Better: The Worst Tech Predictions of All Time
26 Shockingly Bad Predictions

Philosophy in Prison

December 7, 2011 — Leave a comment