Five Things #87 / by Ross Farley

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. A fascinating and meaty discussion (just over 3 hours long) between Sam Harris and Anil K. Seth on the self, consciousness, AI and much more. Possibly my favourite episode of Sam’s podcast.

  2. What a collection! 22 Of The Most Extraordinary Science Photos Of 2017

  3. This is quite the long read and a pretty disturbing one at that. “America invented the three-digit credit score. Now companies in China are taking the idea to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.”

  4. Food for thought from legendary, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” I highly recommend his book Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman

  5. This week’s musical recommendation is Charcoal by Brambles. I find listening to music with words very distracting when I’m working, so ambient music like this gets a lot of airtime when at home. Another wonderful discovery courtesy of Spotify’s Daily Mix playlists!

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