In the same way that the brain’s hemispheres develop differently as a person ages, so do the different hemispheres of our minds. The parts of our brain responsible for perception become less active in our 20s, 30s, and 40s, while more active in our 50s and 60s. We may be more aware of the world around us in our 20s and 30s, but we become less aware of our own thoughts and feelings.
The haldane effect is a phenomenon that causes people who are more self-aware to become more aware of their own thoughts and emotions. While we are more aware of our own thoughts and feelings in our 40s, it is possible that the hemispheres of our brains that are responsible for perception (the visual areas) start to diminish.
We become more aware of our own thoughts and emotions in our 30s, and while this is true overall, the hemispheres of our brains that are responsible for perception start to diminish so we become less aware of our own ideas and feelings.
As we get older, our ability to think more clearly and reason more abstractly decreases, and we become more aware of our own emotions and ideas becoming less abstract and more concrete. This is what happened to the first two Presidents of the United States, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Although Thomas Jefferson wasn’t exactly a genius, he was able to more clearly see the big picture and had a better grasp of why things were the way they were and what he should have done differently.
It turns out that being aware of one’s own emotions and beliefs is a fairly new phenomenon. In ancient Greece and Rome, people were told to think about their emotions and ideas. In the days before computers, the idea of self-awareness was one of those magical new ideas that people were told to think about.
For the last eight hundred years, people have done it. People today are still learning how to be aware of themselves, and how to control their emotions. In the days before our current information age, people were not aware of themselves. They were told that a person had to be aware of themselves to be good. And to control their emotions they were told to think about them.
The problem is that most of our current information age is the result of humans being taught that they can be self aware, but the idea that they can actually learn to do it is still a bit of a myth. It’s not that it’s impossible to learn the ability, it’s just that it’s a lot harder than it seems. We can learn to control our emotions, but it takes a lot of practice.
In the last few years we’ve seen a number of very smart people lose their jobs to companies that rely on artificial intelligence. Even though we’ve been warned that they can be dangerous, we haven’t been told how. What we have been told, are that these algorithms are able to manipulate people. I’ve talked about this a number of times before and how AI is the next big trend in technology.
AI has definitely been the target of a lot of press and has been in the news quite a bit. A lot of this press coverage focuses on how this is something that is bad for business. But it doesn’t have to be. The problem is that people are making too many assumptions about how AI works without understanding the fact that it’s not all that complicated.
This is not to say that AI is bad. It just may be that it hasn’t been thoroughly enough considered in the context of how people actually think. There are some things in AI that are incredibly complex that cannot be explained by any other algorithm. For example, humans make assumptions about how a robot is going to behave based on a few clues. Most of the time, when a computer or AI approaches a problem, it simply figures out the problem itself.