Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Daily Thoughts 01/02/2013

Seated Woman With an Open Book on Her Lap, circa 1639, Rembrandt
Daily Thoughts 01/02/2013

I am reading more of How to Create A Mind.  The book starts with the idea of thought experiments and how scientists like Albert Einstein have used it.  Ray Kurzweil also discusses what he calls a pattern recognition theory of mind which is a different way to look at how people think.

I checked the displays this morning.  I also checked the new books.  I am looking at social media right now. I was looking at the blog, Programming Librarian January is Financial Wellness Month.  It is also Tea Month.  I spent some time looking at tea books and at a series of cozy mysteries set in a tea shop by Laura Childs.

The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.

As always, I am following the budget.
There are a few things about the library in this article.

I might as well resolve something bookish.  I will read at least a book a week during the next year.

On the way home, I read some more of How To Create A Mind by Ray Kurzweil.  The book is on the New York Times bestseller list.  His previous work, The Singularity is Near was also on the New York Times bestseller list.  It is quite deep.  Ray Kurzweill writes about things like transcendental meditation, lucid dreaming, and the singularity while he is at the same time writing about language processing, artificial intelligence, and how the brain works.  It is mind expanding reading.   Chapter 6 even has the title Transcendent Abilities.

Web Bits

Design for Communities: United Steps- Big Impact

The Man Who Collected 1,320 Best Books of 2012 Lists

A Related Link
Large Hearted Boy, "Online Best of 2012" Book Lists

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