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Church of Artificial Intelligence. Quest for Boredom. Da Vinci Owners. Podfasting.

A shoutout to Kevin Holesh, creator of Moment, an app that tracks how much time you spend looking at
Peter Brack
Church of Artificial Intelligence. Quest for Boredom. Da Vinci Owners. Podfasting.
By Peter Brack • Issue #9 • View online
A shoutout to Kevin Holesh, creator of Moment, an app that tracks how much time you spend looking at your phone each day.  I started using it a couple of months ago, and was shocked. Two hours per day was not uncommon, and sometimes (far) more. I’m happy to say that after using it for several weeks, I was able to cut my screen time dramatically, and now average about 20-30 minutes per day.  It wasn’t easy, and I feel like I’ve kicked an addiction.  I wrote a related blog post (below) and have also been reading a lot about how boredom allows us to think more clearly and creatively (article from Wired below). I’ve found that by limiting my small-screen time, I’ve been able to ditch the phone on short walks and at meals, I pay closer attention in meetings (or I allow myself to be bored in some meetings), and as a result I feel like I’m getting a lot more done. I highly recommend it. 
Here are the links:

Interesting 🔎
How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative | WIRED
So You Just Bought a $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting. Now What?
Inside Artificial Intelligence's First Church | WIRED
Blog ✏️
All I Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek: Lesson #928
Cool Stuff 😎
Meet The People Who Listen to Podcasts Crazy-Fast
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