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things that make it easier to learn about and use new technologies


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Motivation

There's lot of problems in the world. Most of those problems cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them. We need to evolve.

Organic physical evolution takes time. Synthetic biology is not yet ready to upgrade the human organism. Neither are computer/brain interfaces. We have to work with what we've got.

What we have is a super computer in our skulls and a bunch of meat that helps us move around and do stuff. We've done so much stuff that many people are now free to spend most of their time thinking. What we think matters.

There's lots of tactics, tools, and strategies that have helped people upgrade their thinking. This looks like learning new skills and concepts to solving problems. This is not new. What is new is that we have the ability to create digital media that can be replicated with nearly 0 effort. We also have the ability to share this media with almost every human on the planet instantly. The quality of this media will determine the speed and depth at which humanity can grasp new concepts. The more people understand the key concepts and how to use tools, the more people will be able to solve problems. Education UX matters.

This repo is designed to aggregate resources and ideas around digital media that can help us learn faster. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • best practices for documentation and user guides
  • data visualizations
  • interactive media
  • anki and spaced repetition
  • fun and humor
  • balancing practice vs theory
  • social engagement and rewards
  • incentives and skin in the game
  • context
  • facts vs opinions
  • feedback and reinforcement
  • storytelling and persuasion
  • simplicity
  • and much more...

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