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If you knew that AI would destroy mankind in 150 years, would you still support it?

This question was posed at the “What is AI and How Can We Keep It From Harming Humanity?” event recently hosted by Tech2025 in Brooklyn, NY, to a few people who lingered afterward.

This innovative startup is creating a community “eager to learn what [. . .]disruptive technology is, how it will change their businesses, and what they can do to prepare for the future.” Several AI companies estimate their tech will be ready for implementation in 8-10 years, or around the year 2025. More . . .

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Fear Taught Me the Best Lesson; Failure Made it the Most Memorable
Inle Lake Myanmar Boats Sunset

Bagan, Myanmar. February 1, 2017

I struggle to type due to the limited mobility of my left arm. This should contribute brevity to what I am about to say.

This trip is about getting out my comfort zone, which I’ve accomplished in both large and small ways.

A handful of my latest adventures: Riding a bicycle for the first time in 17 years.  Meeting and hanging out with strangers (without booze even!).  Hiking a gorgeous island mountain. Kayaking the Thai sea with a new friend. 

But riding a motorbike was not on the list.

It seemed too dangerous, especially for someone just getting reacquainted with a regular old bicycle.  Yet, if you want to see pagodas in Bagan, renting an e-bike is the only way to get around.  More . . .

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3 Wrong Ways to Support Your Tribe (Plus The Right Way)
island, beach, travel, lipe, tribe

Today, poolside in Ao Nang, Thailand, I opened a thoughtful email from an old friend. It got me thinking about one of the goals of this trip– to figure out my tribe.

My working definition of a tribe is a group of people who share like-minded personal aspirations. These people ACTIVELY support your growth, and you support theirs.

Not all friends and family are automatic members of your tribe. This is because of the key term ‘active’ as it relates to support.

Active vs Passive, Constructive vs Deconstructive

To explain active support, let’s borrow the concept of Active Constructive Responding conceived by psychologist Shelly Gable. More . . .

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How to love being alone and mitigate loneliness
Lonely puppy, or the floor is cold and its 97 degrees out.

11/26/2016 – with a few edits.

Felt a bit lonely wandering the streets of Camdentown tonight.

Being alone is part of the human existence. We are born alone, we die alone, and ultimately we spend a great deal of the time in between searching for human connection.

Sometimes, under the guise of this noble quest for connection, what we actually are trying to erase or minimize is loneliness. However, if one of our most basic human instincts is to connect, it seems inevitable that we will fail occasionally. No one is perfect. More . . .

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