Case Study #1: Attitude over Intelligence, Stanford University says

Hmmmm, for a historically-driven school like Stanford to admit the fact that intelligence doesn’t mean a GODDAMN thing is a technologically and skill-driven world, is amazing.

University, what’s now being called a scam, is realizing that attitude/personal development and courses on LinkedIn learning — are going to be the next big thing. If you see the society evolving the way it is with the Internet, Instagram, Facebook ads and scores of other technologies, it has probably left you, at some point, scratching your head wondering “wtf is university for?”

Lawyers, doctors, nurses and “professionals” will still need to attend universities, but all other degrees will be on a massive decline and personal development will go on a massive surplus.

Stanford Says

With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.

People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/heres-why-your-attitude-is-more-important-than-your-intelligence

Now, before I get into this any further, I’m going to first extend my apologies to friends who have graduated from the Stanfords and Harvards of the world.  I mean this in no disrespect, but this is purely predicated off…..hmm….facts.

Second, there’s no such thing as an IQ test.  Better yet, I believe it’s dealt the greatest disservice in all of humankind.  Could you imagine a child who scores a 90 and believes he’s a 90? He’s doomed FOREVER — ultimately falling into a fixed-mindset.

Never believe trash tests that are predicated off a couple of simple ass answers.

Now that I’ve went on my rant, this was written in books by people that are much more powerful than most university instructors in the world. While in college and all throughout high school, I was never taught self-confidence or anything I’ve been teaching the past 2.5 years, only informational regurgitation which has no effect on my life.  I’m taught things that have no extrinsic value for people who listen to me, nor things that will take me to the next level.

 

Now that schools are in the crosshairs of what’s going to be a massive overhaul, the enrollment of millennials will be zapped and universities will be in trouble.

Now this all brings awareness.  Obstacles and failures, which are temporary and fulfilling, are a part of life.  Failures are the best because you learn more in a failure than a success.  The problem is, those entitled boys in Bel Air, California whose mothers and fathers have been spoon feeding them their entire lives…never have the opportunity to fail.  Therefore, they never know what it feels like to embrace a challenge.  It’s not until when “college” comes when they find themselves trying to “fit in” and end up falling into depression.  Their first challenge  is often the most difficult, and that’s why suicides have been on the rise for so long in America because what?…the entitled children who have never been “through it” end up “falling in it” and never come out of “it.”

What can you learn from this? Just like what I’ve been telling you for so long.  By having a PMA and working on your mind, you’ll be tapping into a side of you that universities don’t touch.

 

 

The Latest Technological Trends & Innovations You Should Watch (Longread – 3/3)

The biggest thing that’s about to occur will be virtual reality or augmented reality in medical science where it allows doctors to make a better diagnosis and learn more about the function of human being’s organs that are deemed to be vital to doctors — especially in training of trainee doctors. With the power of virtual reality or augmented reality, it will lower cases of medical malpractice. Even VR technology can be used for online shopping and fully utilised in property purchase and tourism as a typical client or tourist could only display their intended products and tourist destination.

Learning about artificial intelligence is going to be magnificent because the ability to enhance intelligence.  With deep learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, Elon Musk seemed to be quite pessimistic as he envisioned judgment day like the 1990s famous science – fiction movie where robots were out on their mission to terminate humans (remember Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Ok, the US government, after all, isdoing R&D on artificial intelligence robots as their soldiers and high, technological defence weapons that may deploy into war in the future to come. Moreover, Google AI managed to defeat a professional Go player and Facebook previous AI technology research did bring some horror to the team by experimented their AI to code a software by automating it.

However, AI is capable of creating its own programming language to replace the programming language that the AI was originally unable to use.  The Facebook research team quickly shut down the experimented programme, prompting fears that something can happen. I think because AI is capable of self-teaching and defeated a professional Go Player that required creative thinking and critical thinking, most importantly, humans were biologically programmed genetically as a risk.  That’s what makes us unique and different from AI and other deep learning machines.

All isn’t lost with hope because PwC did research that AI is capable of creating many jobs for people to earn an income, despite many jobs becoming automated.  Many opportunities are already being laid on the table, provided we have the necessary skills to make ourselves employable once again. The real big thing will be the law of singularity which means the AI and the human brain would eventually merge and become known as the neutral link. Many futurists already foresaw it since the internet boom and being depicted by a Hollywood science-fiction movie where it was known as the human hybrid which you conversing with. A couple of years ago, despite Elon Musk’s pessimism about the AI, but, amazingly, he was interested to merge both the human brain built out of biological tissue with a supercomputer.

It is interesting to know about all these predictions by futurists, technologists, business leaders and venture capitalists. All I can say is that we are living in an exciting era that just like our great grandparents and our forefathers had witnessed the twi Industrial Revolutions in the late 18th century and the early 19th century, till the dawn of the 20th century where Henry Ford managed to master the production lines that were so perfect that he managed to increase his factory’s output and his workers’ productivity. This managed to bring these people from their farms and stuck in poverty into great urbanisation and ushered the new era of the 20th century and the 21st century as an age of the rise of Middle Class and Upper-Middle Class.

It is truly a good time to be alive to see history in the making once again and live with history. The Millennials, like me, are already the pioneer of a new way of doing things that don’t need to lock up in the old way of building a business and working place by leveraging the power of the interconnection and globalisation. This allows us to work with others through collaboration, to build new things, and bring social changes that are truly making a great impact as long as the Roman writer once said as he wrote Aeneid by Virgil “Fortune favours the bold….”