- Redefining Retirement
- Screw Ups, Skills and Natural Ability
Screw Ups, Skills and Natural Ability
Plus hear a new twist on some old songs...
Hello Fellow Future Explorer,
Building in public can be humbling.
Because today I have to admit to you that I jump the gun a bit.
Last week, when I was making the video for skills AI can’t replace, I couldn’t help but think that the list was too damn long and some items on the list were redundant.
For example, three items on the list felt like they should be under one…
It kept bothering me throughout the week. So, I decided to revisit each item one by one to see if I couldn’t narrow it down even further.
I want to boil the list down to first principles to provide a good foundation to build our AI-proof futures.
The first principle is the raw material we work with to build things. They will give us ultimate ownership and control over the quality of what we’re building.
A first principle is a basic assumption that cannot be deduced any further. Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle defined a first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.”
This shortened the list from nine items to four and tweaked the descriptions. It makes the list easier to remember and work with going forward.
I also forgot to include the concept of “Zero to 1,” which, according to Dr Jiang, is something we humans can do better than machines. I expanding on that more in the updated blog post.
You can see the updated list and the “Zero to 1” explanation here (click image)…
Something Else I Missed…
While I was doing that, I realized I missed a step in the process of determining what makes us AI-proof.
I realized I had missed “human abilities” and had them intertwined with “skills” when they really needed to be separate.
Natural abilities are traits that are hardwired in humans.
Skills, on the other hand, we can learn and accumulate throughout our lives.
So, I broke them out into separate posts. Because as we go through this process of becoming more future-proof, I think it’s super important to start with natural abilities to know where we stand.
Then, we have a measuring stick to help us determine whether or not and to what extent whatever we’re working on is AI-proof.
Anyway, here’s the post with the list of “human abilities.” (click image)…
Music Melting Pot
I'm not sure if you knew this, but I have a music podcast called the Music Metling Pot.
It’s been a while since I created an episode - I’ve been slacking
Anyway, I just wanted to share one of my favorite episodes.
It’s a collection of Classic Rock covers done by metal bands.
Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think:
Click image to listen on Spotify (below).
OR, if you don't have Spotify Premium, you can click here to listen for free on Mixcloud and hear full songs.
Let me know if you like the podcast and think I should do more.
Thanks as always for hanging out. I really do appreciate every second you spend listening to me ramble.
Have a good one,
P.S. Another thing AI cannot do, be disappointed by their favorite NFL team. Here’s a pic of US Bank Stadium before the watching the Lions beat down the Vikings on Christmas Eve.
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