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  • Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing | Andrew Smart

    Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andrew Smart
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
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    Andrew Smart wants you to sit and do nothing much more often - and he has the science to explain why. At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster, and more efficiently: That drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being.

    Brian Lee says: "Not worth it."
  • Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness | Andrew Smart

    Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrew Smart
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
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    In an exposition reminiscent of crossover works such as Gödel, Escher, Bach and Fermat's Last Theorem, Andrew Smart weaves together Mangarevan binary numbers, the discovery of LSD, Leibniz, computer programming, and much more to connect the vast but largely forgotten world of psychedelic research with the resurgent field of AI and the attempt to build conscious robots.

    Alan Mccormick says: "loved it"
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