I hit a major milestone and didn’t even realize or appreciate it because my mind quickly moved to the next ideal. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for setting new targets, but it also robs me of seeing how far I’ve come.
There has to be some middle ground, and where that’s easy for me to see is that we can manipulate behavior by manipulating the brain. We can also change the brain by changing behavior. So, behavior interventions for anything are often more efficacious than interventions based on neurochemicals or genes.
I recently was at an event for gifted high school students; they had collaborated on questions to ask me. The first one was, I’m paraphrasing, “If A.I. will surpass humanity soon, and there will be no need for us to do jobs, why did our parents have us? Why are we here?”
…ey did it. Then there was a period starting about half a decade ago when people got more skeptical. Marc Andreessen:“When I was a founder, when I first started out, we didn’t have the word pivot, right? We didn’t have a fancy word for it. We just called it a fuck up.”