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comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
@DanD. Good point, HAL was indeed correct regarding his secret mission. I didn't know about that.
comment Improving Speed of Thinking
You should be concerned about thinking better, not faster. Watch this video. I amazes me how Sam Harris talks so slowly, and yet is able to convey so much information.
comment Are ambidextrous people better at multitasking?
Multitasking is about making multiple things that require attention at the same time. Being ambidextrous is about being able to write with both hands (and not being able to write with both hands at the same time). So I don't see any relation. As an example, I am not ambidextrous, but for some things I am left handed (writing, eating, tooth brushing...) and others right handed (sports, using mouse...). And that didn't help me at all to multitask: I can barely talk and drive in complex situations at the same time.
comment What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
@JavierRodriguezLaguna The point this sentence is that the the most important aspect of science is it's explanatory power. (You can find this argument in the book The fabric of reality by David Deutsch). Whether scientific theories need to provide predictions is a different subject, and Artem Kaznatcheev never said that science does not require to provide predictions. (nor did he say that science require to provide predictions)
comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
Thank you for putting so much effort in your anwser (I wish I would upvote a few more times). My view is that we still don't have a clue about how the brain works, and the same is true for intelligence. Brain science might be lacking theory. But the fact that we know so little is probably what makes it so exiting.
comment How does the brain act on the information gained via eye saccades?
Nice introduction by vsauce on eye saccades:
comment Is procrastination greater when skill is low and rewards offer low status boost and does this lead to efficient task allocation in groups?
I don't agree with your conclusion that the Dan Arieli's experiment contradicts with the first OP assumption. The assumption is: Are individuals more likely to procrastinate on tasks that they are not good at?. To prove it wrong, you have to show that you procrastinate the same amount regardless of your ability to do the task well. The Dan Arieli's experiment shows that the less you procrastinate, the better you perform, which is not in contradiction with the OP assumption.