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In this episode we did something little different, with our 10th episode birth specially we ask each other some oh so revealing questions. Learn why our logo is designed the way it is, why things can better, trying to learn on your own, some talk about the good things in Irish Culture and why the label entrepreneur and start-up make us feel icky. The wonders of tiny houses and space and whole lot more. ...

Your ideas are not original! In this weeks episode we talk about Led Zeppelin's reputation for copying ideas, Star Wars and the many influences of George Lucas, Apple being inspire by Xerox, Patent Trolls, Vimeo vs Youtube, how GPS came to be, The Guttenberg Press, Everything is a remix and how Thomas Edison's patent trolling might be the reason we have Hollywood!     Show Notes Everything is remix - (Video) Remixing Culture and the effect already existing ideas Covers different fields and how they tie together Copy - Transform - Combine Creativity is remix - (Video) Thomas Edison Drove the Film Industry to California Edisons strict enforcement of patents didn't help the movie industry grow it stagnated it, it was only when studios moved to California that they could grow and experiment...

You are not special and you are not smart! In this episode we talk about why you shouldn't tell your kids that they're special, the growth mindset, systems vs goals, surrounding yourself with good people, the power of an early morning dip, how greed is actually a good thing and the end of history fallacy! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/336088183" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Resources What is Confirmation Bias? (article) Confirmation bias occurs from the direct influence of desire on beliefs. You want something to be true so badly that you make yourself believe it instead of trying to prove that it is wrong. Should We tell our children they're special? (article) Common Logical Fallacies (article) Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (video) The Secret to Raising Smart Kids (article) “...

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334805808" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] In this weeks show we talk about VR / AR. Why it's taking off. Why it's not just a toy. The difference between the use and capability. Thomas Edison and his sermons. The weird tricks your brain use to map your body. Simulation vs. reality. The ethical implications of VR / AR and who owns your avatar. How culture absorbs an idea. The future ideas for Engineering, Education, Medicine and Journalism and Micheál desire to have 32 screens in a virtual space. Show Notes Still Logged In: What AR and VR Can Learn from MMOs Ethic of VR/AR and industry that have experienced it already MMO → Massively Multiplayer Online (for Darragh) It's just a toy for VR/AR response There’s a story told of the...

Learning how to learn is often a skill that gets overlooked. In this weeks episode we talk about focused and diffused learning, the history of ideas, short term and long term memory, chunking, spaced repetition, note taking, the method of loci, synaesthesia, learning myths, learning styles (or lack there of) and how water is the new coca-cola! [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/6-learning-to-learn[/embed] Resources Goodnight. Sleep Clean (Article) - Maria Konnikova “As your body sleeps, your brain is quite actively playing the part of mental janitor: It’s clearing out all of the junk that has accumulated as a result of your daily thinking.” “Think about a fish tank,” says Dr. Nedergaard. “If you have a tank and no filter, the fish will eventually die. So, how do the brain cells get rid of their waste? Where is...

What is deep work? Who is Cal Newport? In this weeks episode we talk about the importance of distraction-free work, deliberate practice, do we really like Facebook, the knowledge economy vs the industrial economy, shallow work, ethical apps, attention residue, intermittent rewards, Pokemon go, what motivates us to work, the death of the open office, Fog Creeks new offices, the Pomodoro technique, using your calendar to schedule deep work and using Anki to learn in a world of distraction. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/20170712-the-educated-machine-show[/embed] Resources Cal Newport Claims that the ability to work Deeply is becoming the most valuable asset for our workser in our Knowledge economy at the same time as it is becoming increasingly rare. “Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness,” Newport warns, “and you permanently reduce your capacity to perform...

Automation has changed our culture. In this weeks episode we talk about music distribution and discovery, the removal of time from the consumption of content, how albums have evolved for our listening habits, algorithms that write music, the death of the record label, movie distribution, the removal of staggered release dates, the efficiency of Netflix and Amazon, The Netflix algorithm that decides what movies to make, The tv show Lost, the death of the cinema industry as we know it, Video game distribution and promotion, the indie game renaissance, e-sports, air travel, Micheal O'Leary's contribution to a united Europe, security theatre, the economics of car ownership, the high-street shopping experienced and a society of access. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/332370876" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Links and Resources How Will Automation Affect Society (article)- Jill...

Teaching yourself using on-line resources can be a daunting prospect. “What's good?” “What's bad?” and “Where do I get the time to learn all this?” are all relevant questions. You don't know you want to alphabetise your favourite cats until you know you have something important to do. Procrastination is the mind's favourite hobby. Well fear not, over the coming weeks we'll be creating a series of blog post all about using the internet to learn, just about everything. We'll cover al the best resources and also pass on tips and tricks we've discovered over our time with self directed learning. We won't just cover the resources but also those tips and tricks we've discovered over last few years. The biggest takeaway is that 20 minutes a day is all that's...

In this week's episode we discuss whether the human race is doomed, the industrial revolution, the rise of the ATM, the decline of farmers, the o-ring principle, the universal basic income, whether airplanes should be flying themselves, dethroning God, the Messiah in the Facebook feed, and how automation is going to change how you work. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/3-the-humans-are-dead-pt1[/embed] Links * Will automation take away all our jobs? https://ideas.ted.com/will-automation-take-away-all-our-jobs/ * A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/technology/plan-to-fight-robot-invasion-at-work-give-everyone-a-paycheck.html * The Future of Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk4YbfVUT0o * The Quality of Life Changes during the Industrial Revolution https://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/09/economic-history-0 * Your Lawyer may soon be an algorithm https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xyw49z/your-lawyer-may-soon-be-an-algorithm * Zeitgeist Film https://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ * Rogers Commission Report https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Commission_Report * Feynman's Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PtmP8em0SPMJ:https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ie * Should Aeroplanes fly themselves https://www.vanityfair.com/news/business/2014/10/air-france-flight-447-crash * Tilly Smith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilly_Smith * Facts about the 2004 Tsunami https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-2004-indian-ocean-tsunami *...

In the second episode of the “Educated Machine Show” Darragh and Micheál discuss the perfectionism, why its bad approach, loving the process, experiments with pottery, Vincent van Gogh, painting of hangings, 30 projects in 30 days and just doing 20 minutes a day, apple vs. google company organisation [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/perfectionism[/embed] Links https://blog.codinghorror.com/quantity-always-trumps-quality/ - Pottery Experiment - Quantity vs. Quality The perfectionists trap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6bGhcnDDs Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/perfectionism https://italki.com/ - One to One Language Lessons https://www.duolingo.com/ - Language learning tool https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-tragedy-of-google-books/523320/ - Example of “Perfect” being the enemy of “good” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle Perfectionism holds us back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAgQkL7bIYQ The nirvana fallacy - https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/06/20/the-nirvana-fallacy-an-imperfect-solution-is-often-better-than-no-solution/ https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/06/20/the-nirvana-fallacy-an-imperfect-solution-is-often-better-than-no-solution/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPdWfoeGbs Maximisers and Satisficers - https://gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/2006/06/are_you_a_satis/ Goldmans Dilemma - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldman%27s_dilemma The Perfection Detox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPL2FE7ZPTg https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-to-call-bullshit-on-big-data-a-practical-guide - Calling Bullshit on Big Data https://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2014/04/29/the-pocket-guide-to-bullshit-prevention/ - Pocket Guide to Bullshit ...