Angela May

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Abundance Mentality

A reading-focused week, been working through this Abundance book by Diamandis and Kotler. It’s not exactly what I was looking for (in terms of what a post-scarcity economy would look like and how to micro-implement it) but it’s a really interesting book so far. I’ve been taking a lot of notes on topics for further research. The fundamental premise is that technological growth is exponential, and certain exponential technologies are going to change everything and soon. The exponential technologies that are explored in the text are Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Computational systems, Networks and sensors, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Digital manufacturing, Infinite computing, Nano materials, and Nanotechnology. I’m still working through it, but I’m learning a lot.

This week I also attended a Conscious Business seminar, where I met others who are interested in conscious business practices. It was fairly introductory but I found a number of terms I’ll be looking into in more detail in the future.

On Wednesday my coworkers Div and Taylor presented a lunch and learn about Python. It was mostly an introduction to the syntax, but I did learn quite a bit about an IDE called PyCharm that I’ll be looking into, and it helped to clarify some of the points that were still confusing to me. Dylan made an interesting point in how remarkable it is that all of these IDEs, libraries and even Python itself is completely free and open source. Everything coming back to abundance…

Today will be more chunking through the Udemy Python course, away we go!

Posted: October 23rd, 2015
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