Would you Care to Update Your Explanations? - No, Ask Me Again Tomorrow
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Would you Care to Update Your Explanations? - No, Ask Me Again Tomorrow

Explanations are assertions about what is out there and how it behaves.
Would you Care to Update Your Explanations? - No, Ask Me Again Tomorrow

The prompt appears on the corner of your screen, asking if you'd like to update your computer. New features, fixes, and security.

Do you:

  • Do it now?
  • Try again in one hour?
  • Ask me again tomorrow?

Each day I'm confronted with information. Is it new?, is it relevant?, is it timely?, are a few questions that may consciously filter.

But if I'm honest, my subconscious is doing a decent bit of filtering ahead of my awareness or attention to information presented.

So, how good a job is that subconscious (protoconscious?) layer doing?

How would I even begin to investigate that?

What, further, are my explanations for how this process even occurs?

A screen I see often, but to which I don't always comply...

Seeking better explanations is a feature inherent to every human. In David Deutsch's The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World, he defines explanations as follows:

Explanations: Assertions about what is out there and how it behaves.

I can ask the question of myself: What is in there and how does it operate?

Can this be tweaked?, can it be changed outright?

I will be commenting more on this book: very helpful

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