It’s really difficult to come across truly original, cutting-edge advice to grow our success – especially at a time when staying up-to-date is more difficult than ever.
That’s one of the reasons I’m always looking for the right person to follow and learn from.
One person I have followed for some time is Roger James Hamilton, Founder of Entrepreneurs Institute and GeniusU.
Today he just opened registration for a free download of his Entrepreneur Inspiration eBook (the viral posts in it have been shared over 1,000,000+ times) and an all new 3-part video training designed for entrepreneurs like you…you can register now for both for free.
The Entrepreneur Inspiration eBook is 471 pages of inspiring entrepreneur stories, images and quotes. I’m sending you this email with the link so you can get it now and sign up for the video training here:
When you register you’ll also be signed up for his upcoming training on The Entrepreneur Movement to be released on May 23rd.
I hope you enjoy them both!
P.S. If you don’t know Roger James Hamilton he’s a NY Times Best Selling Author and the Founder of The Entrepreneur Institute. He is creating one of the top educational programs and networks for entrepreneurs on the planet. Sign up for the eBook here:
Who said it would never take off…
What place better than Dubai to get something like this off the ground quickly. We were thinking that we’d start to see people carrying drones around soon but I much admit I didn’t think this summer would be on the cards. It will be interesting to see how this experience pans out. Check out this video that gives you some insight into how it might work.
Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”
“People will have time to do other things, more complex things, more interesting things,” he told CNBC. “Certainly more leisure time. And then we gotta figure how we integrate with a world and future with a vast AI.”
“Ultimately, I think there has to be some improved symbiosis with digital super intelligence,” the Tesla CEO said.
What will happen if robots steal our jobs? It’s a question that’s been on the minds of both the proletariat and the bourgeoisie since the advent of artificial intelligence. Robots have already eliminated some factory jobs, but even so-called “creative” work is now threatened, with media companies using AI to generate news stories.
“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that,” Musk reasoned.
Regardless of whether automation replaces human labor, the benefits of a basic universal income would be incredible. The idea that everyone would receive enough resources to be able to survive without working would solve the problem of homelessness and poverty and also pivot our cultural and economic identity. In a world with guaranteed income, we would be just as defined by our leisure as our labor.
But alas, that democratic socialist paradise is, at this point, a fantasy. Robots would have to come for our jobs at an exponential rate to generate an economic crisis that would lead to public acceptance of a society where every receives government assistance. Technofuturists like Murray Shanahan and Google’s Ray Kurzweil believe that technology is developing on an exponential curve, meaning we are fast approaching a moment where our tech will outsmart us, or at least render us obsolete. Kurzweil believes this will happen in our lifetime—the year 2045—but other experts disagree.
Even as technology develops, I’m skeptical of the capitalist West’s ability to undergo such a vast cultural change. Sure, jobs will become obsolete, but we can utilize the technology we invent to create new jobs. Especially in the United States, we define ourselves by our labor; your labor and its fruits determine every aspect of your identity.
In Guy DeBord’s landmark 1967 piece of mass media criticism, Society of the Spectacle, the Marxist philosopher argues that automation, the epitome of modern industry, “confronts the world of commodity with a contradiction: … the same technical infrastructure that is capable of abolishing labor must at the same time preserve labor as … the sole generator of commodities.” DeBord believes that when mechanisms increase productivity, “new forms of employment have to be created” before labor-time falls to an “unacceptably low level.” What the French theorist then suggests is that as a culture, we so thoroughly define ourselves by work that we keep inventing new jobs as our old ones become automated. Case in point: I’m a blogger. Our society didn’t always have a need for hot takes, but here we are.
Musk believes basic universal income is inevitable, but who knows what the weird jobs of the future hold? If Musk’s right, capitalism’s ruthless grip on the world might loosen a little. If only.
What a fascinating use of VR. What would be interesting to see will be the effect of the self-image of the people who experience this treatment, not only from a medical perspective in treating an illness but also from a psychological perspective in changing a states of being such as someone’s confidence.
Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) have a persistent distorted experience of the size of their body. Previously we found that the Rubber Hand Illusion improves hand size estimation in this group. Here we investigated whether a Full Body Illusion (FBI) affects body size estimation of body parts more emotionally salient than the hand. In the FBI, analogue to the RHI, participants experience ownership over an entire virtual body in VR after synchronous visuo-tactile stimulation of the actual and virtual body.
Methods and Results
We asked participants to estimate their body size (shoulders, abdomen, hips) before the FBI was induced, directly after induction and at ~2 hour 45 minutes follow-up. The results showed that AN patients (N = 30) decrease the overestimation of their shoulders, abdomen and hips directly after the FBI was induced. This effect was strongest for estimates of circumference, and also observed in the asynchronous control condition of the illusion. Moreover, at follow-up, the improvements in body size estimation could still be observed in the AN group. Notably, the HC group (N = 29) also showed changes in body size estimation after the FBI, but the effect showed a different pattern than that of the AN group.
The results lead us to conclude that the disturbed experience of body size in AN is flexible and can be changed, even for highly emotional body parts. As such this study offers novel starting points from which new interventions for body image disturbance in AN can be developed.
Full article: PLOS