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Do you ever wonder how the stories you tell yourself are impacting your reality?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Angus Fletcher and I chat about how the human brain is predisposed to create and tell itself narratives that fit with its hopes and fears and how these stories we tell ourselves influence our perception of life. We also chat about why a human brain will always outperform artificial intelligence, the origins of technology, and what will happen if we fail to go beyond the “selfie” in today’s society.
Dr. Angus Fletcher (PhD, Yale) researches the science of human intelligence--the science of why humans are smarter than machines. His research has been published inThe New York Academy of Sciences,Harvard Business Review, and dozens of other academic journals. His most recent books areWonderworks andStorythinking.
What we discuss:
02:27: What is the power of story?
05:36: What is the effect of culture on an individual who sees the world through the lens of science?
16:00: Where is Artificial Intelligence heading and why do we worship it so much?
24:33: What are the origins of technology?
30:51: What happens if we don’t go beyond the “selfie”?
46:49: What are the different potentials of psychedelics for helping people reboot?
50:34: How to recognize the opportunity of rebirth in our every day life