CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 45

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In this thought experiment, you will imagine that you can move at the speed of light. We know that this is not possible, but let’s just imagine, what if.

Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Where would you like to go? Identify 7 destinations in the solar system (or beyond) you would like to explore. Here are some possible destinations to choose from: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn’s rings, Saturn’s moons (Titan, Enceladus, Mimas, Tethys, Rhea, Dione, Iapetus, etc.), Galilean moons (Castillo, Europa, Io, and Ganymede), Uranus, Pluto, or the Oort Cloud.
  2. Choose one of these locations and then create a…

CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 44

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In this thought experiment, you will imagine that you return to your childhood. Please respond to the following prompts:

  1. Imagine that you are now seven years old, but you have your current wisdom and consciousness. What would you do? How would you spend your life?
  2. Now that you are a child, what are some of the activities that you would do? How would you play? What would you learn about? What kind of creative hobbies or projects would you like to be engaged in? Come up with a list of 10 things to do.
  3. When you were a child, you…

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Curiosity is one of the biggest assets in your life — it is a key for deeper learning and creativity. When you are ferociously curious, you open up, accelerate your learning, and perform at your best.

The desire to know and learn something is like an urgent itch — you cannot help but scratch it. As you ask questions and search for answers, you open your mind to new possibilities. You figure out new ways to understand and improve the world you are living in. You also find new ways of surprising or astonishing yourself with interesting facts.

Curiosity elevates…


CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 43

What Would You Do?

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In this thought experiment, you will imagine that you can now retire. You do have enough money to pay for your salary for the rest of your life.

Please respond to the following prompts:

  1. How would you spend your life after retirement? Describe your ideal day and week. How would you design your life?
  2. Now that you are retired, what are some of the things that you would do? Travel the world? Follow up on your creative hobbies or projects? Spend more time with your family? Spend more time in nature? …

CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 42

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This is the 42nd installment of the “Creative Adventures” series I have written. So, I thought it would be appropriate for me to refer to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. In this book, a supercomputer named Deep Thought finds the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, and presents the answer as 42.

In the 42nd episode of this series, you will imagine that you have found the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Imagine you have discovered the meaning of life. …


CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 41

How? What Is Your Story?

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Imagine that your work has gone viral on the Internet — you have made it!

Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Which platform are you using? Which of your posts has gone viral? What is the title of this post? What is the story here? Imagine your story and create the story of how it has gone viral.
  2. Think of at least 20 ideas for going viral. What could be some of your ideas that have the potential to go viral?
  3. What would be your top messages you would like to leave behind you? Craft these messages and write them…

What Will I Learn Today That Will Excite and Astonish Me?

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This one question has recently changed my life:

What will I learn today that will excite and astonish me?

I aim to surprise myself every day through the pursuit of constant learning and discovery. I have read 12 fiction and 20 non-fiction books in 2021 just to surprise myself and open my horizons. The more I read and discover, the more excitement and flow I am going through.

In this article, I aim to offer you some inspiration and practical suggestions on how you can foster a habit of learning in your everyday life.

Why Curiosity is a Magical Door That Opens New Possibilities

The more curiosity you have, the…


One Minute Book Reviews — 15

Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism

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I have recently finished reading “The Economic Singularity” by Calum Chace, a useful overview of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and their economic implications.

Calum Chace has been writing on AI for a long time. His earlier book was titled ‘Surviving AI’. He has also written ‘Pandora’s Brain’, a thriller about the first superintelligence.

As robots and machines are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, skilled, and intelligent, we need to better understand the implications for our future. Chace believes most of us will not be able to work for money after a few decades:

“Self-driving cars will probably be the…


ONE MINUTE BOOK REVIEWS — 14

A New Theory of Intelligence

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In this groundbreaking book, Jeff Hawkins proposes a revolutionary theory on how our brain works. It is called the “Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence”.

Hawkins suggests our basic picture of how the brain works is wrong. We need a radically new approach to understand our brain.

In this new theory, Hawkins suggests the human brain is organized into thousands of individually computing units. These units are called cortical columns. These columns process information from the outside world and each builds a complete model of the world. …


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I have recently watched “Star Wars: Attack of The Clones” on Disney+.

This is part of my big picture plan to watch the entire series from 1 to 11 on Disney+. The Star Wars franchise is one of the most impressive enterprises in the history of science fiction and filmmaking, so I want to witness the majesty of all movies.

The second episode of Star Wars, Attack of The Clones, does not disappoint. It showcases fascinating visual effects, imaginative worlds, cutting-edge technologies, friendly robots, bright cities, futurist skylines, heroic war scenes, and even a love story.

The scope of world-building…

Fahri Karakas

Associate Professor in Business & Leadership at University of East Anglia. Passionate about doodling, imagination, and creativity. Author of Self-Making Studio.

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