Exploring the borderlands between reality and fantasy, fiction and fact. Aspiring to brilliance, madness, or some combination of both.

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This poetry anthology will take you on an adventure through madness and back to sanity again

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From the back cover:

The poems in this collection represent a bold journey into the mind of someone who has experienced deep, profound depression and suicidal ideation. They also represent a dream-like escape from the darkness that seems to surround so many of us.

This anthology of poetry was inspired…

Effective Goal Setting

Creating a better reality, one dream at a time

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What is your dream? What do you want to accomplish in life? It’s important to have goals and dreams, but it takes more than just dreaming. You need a plan for how you are going to achieve your goal.

Fortunately, there is a straightforward recipe for achieving all of your…

Experiments in Psychedelics

Takeaways and Confirmation Biases — Post-Psychedelic Wrap-Up

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Psychedelics allow the mind to peel back the curtain on our existence and see the underlying mechanisms behind what we take for granted and consider to be reality.

The handful of experiences that I have had with mushrooms has changed my life — entirely for the better.

The psychedelic experience…

Effective Business Communication

Explaining what you do to someone with no background in the field

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If you’re ever at a party or networking event and someone asks ‘What do you do?’ or ‘What kind of work are you into?’, can you answer directly and effectively?

You don’t want to spend the whole night trying to describe what it is that occupies your days — no…

AI

An interview with Jarvis on the nature of AI and its relationship to humanity

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This experiment started as a test of one of Jarvis’ templates which gave responses in a Quora answer. As the answers continued to impress, the writer asked more philosophical questions to gauge the AI’s ability to generate outside-the-box ideas. What follows is a continuation of the interview.

For the first…

Ahead-of-the-curve business ideas for an AI-augmented reality

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The future is full of scary unknowns! Some people are eager to embrace new AI developments, whereas others are concerned about where this will lead.

It’s impossible not to look ahead because human beings have always faced change, even though some changes can be more stressful than others.

In the…

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