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I wonder if AI will be able to fake laughter...

by Rick Baker
On Aug 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Canned laughter", the stuff you hear on TV sitcoms, really annoys me. 

Yet, I understand psychological studies have [apparently] proven that people find sitcoms more humorous and laugh more when canned laughter is played. So, I suppose I must accept the immense commercial value canned laughter brings to our wonderfully-developed culture.

The value tied to canned laughter raises some interesting AI possibilities.

...imagine all those computers learning how to laugh, encouraging one another to watch more and more TV sitcoms, absorbing all those advertisements in all those commercials...

becoming perfectly-intelligent couch potatoes...

As Nietzsche taught react..."Human, all too Human".

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Humour | IT & TECH | Thought Tweets

A person who chases two rabbits is 'too busy' to catch either.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 12, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Playing with the ancient wisdom of Confucius...“He who chases two rabbits, captures neither.”

You don't have to chase two rabbits to be too busy. There's plenty of other ways to multi-task your way into feeling then complaining about being too busy.

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Plan to repeat, repeat, repeat...that's one key to teaching, inspiring, & influencing people.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

When we observe repetition, we learn.

When we repeat, others have the opportunity to learn.

Seek out people who will encourage you to achieve what they alone know you can.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Sometimes, observant & wise people know our potential for achievement better than we know it ourselves.

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Disorganized people are too busy because they repeat their problems and their tasks.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 9, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Disorganized people make more errors, cause more distractions, and tend to annoy more-organized people.

Disorganized people are work expanders.

Disorganized people are work repeaters.

Disorganized people think they are too busy....they blame Time when the real culprit is their personal disorganization/mayhem.

 

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Primate evolution! We enjoy the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 8, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps, that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

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