Stone Age Code
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Why I wrote my book, Stone Age Code: From Monkey Business to AI
LAUNCHED 🚀 A lifelong wish to write a book about human origins is fulfilled! I even got to dedicate the book to my offspring. Bucket list ✅ The desire to write this book was sparked by my middle school library. They had these books on the shelf, and I checked them out while other kids were reading Harry Potter. Inside one book was a drawing of what a Gorilla would look like if it were hairless.
What are NFTs? How to Make Them and List for Sale
My definition of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): A cryptographic representation of original artwork that is listable on blockchains. Another definition: “NFTs make digital content one-of-a-kind: you will be the only person who can claim ownership of an NFT that you own. This means you will have control of the NFT, like the ability to resell or distribute it, and it will appreciate or depreciate in value just like any other asset.
How To Write a Book in 7.6 months (part 2)
(Click for part 1) ஃ After 7.6 months, I published my first book. However, it was not the book I intended it to be. Not because I changed the book, because I abandoned it, for something shiny. Some feel like they need their workspace tidy before sitting down to write. I don’t give a damn what my space looks like. I would prefer to be in a nest of leaves and twigs.
How To Write a Book in 7.6 months (part 1)
ஃ After 32 years of not writing books, one day I looked in the mirror and noticed a small patch of my beard turning grey. With my hair already thinning, and now this stain of authority dripping down my mouth, I had no more excuses. Why look authoritative without having written anything? At this point I had two choices: either shave my head and beard and get covered in tattoos, so I don’t look like an author at all—or write a damn book.
Where My Mind has Been in 2020: Books
I tell myself: “One day, I’ll indulge in some fiction books”, but never get around to it. Here’s what’s been keeping my mind occupied and putting me to sleep (a boring book, on Kindle Paperwhite, 15 minutes and it’s like Ambien every night without the mysterious vague memories). I’ll write individual posts on what I’ve learned from these books. For now, I just wanted to list them all to make myself look smart (also somewhat desperately self-helpish).
Computational Creativity (part 2)
How an AI muse helps me write ஃ For those uninitiated, robots can now write books. Not very good books. Actually, they can barely write coherent essays. If I were grading them in high school English, they’d all get D’s at best. Typically, these high school dropout robots are made using neural network transformer models. However, technology has now nearly surpassed the level of infinite monkeys on typewriters abilities.
Chapter I: A Greater Ape Approaches
Sample from the 1st section of Chapter 1 ஃ Homo sapiens are pretty cool, as far as animals go! Despite the mass extinctions, life itself is doing well. The blue whale is the largest animal known to exist in all of evolutionary history. The biggest animal ever is with us right now, and it’s an intelligent mammal with a large emotion-processing limbic system! That’s cool, but something new is coming.
Stone Age Code: Introduction (Draft)
Sample from draft of Introduction ஃ The Book, Coming in 2021 Getting into my 1994 Subaru wagon (forest green) and heading to the Oregon National Primate Research Center, I had the feeling I’d embarked on what would be a prosperous career of monkey-knee stem-cell research. The center staff received my online order for monkey knees and were waiting for me to accept them. I brought my blue lunch cooler full of ice and picked up the goods.