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Five Things – 25-03-17

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Humans Need Not Reply—CGP Grey

This is probably the best explanation of the future of work, than any I’ve ever seen. CGP Grey takes us through the history of how tools have made many jobs redundant.

We need to start considering how this will effect the economy, and how we can support the significant amount of people who will be made redundant in the next couple of decades. It’s going to the biggest economic issue in this century.

The Secret, Singular Philosophy That Today’s Politics Are Desperately Missing—Observer

In this piece Ryan Holiday explores how a Stoic would approach 2017, a year where many people aren’t happy with the state of the world. Although I’m personally a fan of the Stoic philosophy, I can’t guarantee that it is for everyone. But I find that it’s the best way for me to live my life.

Holiday helps explore the Stoic idea of separating what you can control, vs what you can’t. This is a core principle and helps to ensure that efforts are focused on what will be possible to change, than wasting energy on the things you can’t effect.

Voice Is the Next Big Platform, Unless You Have an Accent—Backchannel

With a prediction that half of all searches will be done by voice by 2020, dealing with accents is going to be an interesting challenge for all the people working on voice controlled systems. I also found it interesting that a lot of English speaking education for apps originally came from one 500 person sample.

Neuroscientist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty—WIRED

I think that every new scientific concept should be explained in a format like this! I often feel that the majority don’t care about science, because they don’t understand it. Once you understand something, you can imagine how it can effect the world.

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time—HBR

As explained in the article silence is underrated, and has some surprisingly strong physiological positive effects. Go get some!