Sure, why not: we have to start somewhere, don’t we? These pages, and this ‘blog, act as a sort of “commonplace book”, with notes and thoughts from a variety of subjects. It’s a form of intelligence amplification modelled on my own neural network. They include a whole bunch of different, interrelated information that could be interesting — to me, at least — and exploring and editing may help me discover new connections and relationships I wouldn’t find on my own. Among other things, this contains research on diverse topics that I’m interested in (i.e. “reference” in GTD), thoughts on life, the universe and everything, as well as things I’d like to try.
(My current personal development project, and perhaps an interesting read, is “How to become a Superman”.)
Topics of extreme interest to a (would-be) enlightened man
- philosophy, psychology and meditation
- economics and anthropology
- history, religion/theosophy & alchemy
- science & mathematics
- information processing (systems analysis, compression, cryptography)
- memetics and information society (privacy, ethics, intellectual property)
- programming & information-processing
- operating systems
- human augmentation (& productivity)
- artificial intelligence
- cybernetics, human-computer interaction and user experience
Whilst each of these seems to be immensely interconnected (to me), perhaps it is only so in my mind. Nevertheless, it is worth investigating each and “plugging it in” to my particular (peculiar?) neural network.
(Nota bene: I’ve been writing and rewriting these notes for a long time, and across media — from Tomboy on Linux and Windows (although I never could get Macboy working well) to a Tiddlywiki, Workflowy to Evernote and now here. There’s lots of lists without context, pages with barely formed thoughts, some content stolen verbatim from Wikipedia. I’ve also mixed up original research with planning, so there’s not a great separation of concerns just yet. But everything is a work in progress, all the time!)