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Brains, Loopt, and Flow

IQ - General Indicator of Intelligence


IQ determines many things: health, relationships, career, self-awareness, and general impact on the world. From a neuroscience perspective, the concept of IQ is known as fluid intelligence - something that's genetically given to us whereas crystallized intelligence can be something that can be nurtured and grown over time.

However, the regression of fluid intelligence can be reduced by exercising regularly. There's a ton of research done on this which shows that exercise increases the amount of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which is essential for having a healthy brain and body.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman has co-founded many companies including Open AI and Loopt however, he's co-founded a company that's very cool. This company is called Worldcoin.

This technology utilizes the irises in our eyes as proof of identity for payment processing as an alternative to PayPal, apple pay, and other payment processing tech.

Life

Mihayl Csczichenmahyl - a psychologist who studies flow, a phenomenon where one engages in an activity for extended periods of time with extreme levels of concentration towards "voluntary sacrifice/passion" work. There's an interesting idea that he introduces that civilization is built upon the repression of human desires in pursuit of "goals" that society deems useful. Flow is a state where people are extremely happy and have interesting experiences while giving into it.

This concept was coined by studying the lives of extremely successful individuals ranging from many fields.

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