Idea Fractals

A fractal is described by Wikipedia as “A rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole.” I have in a prior blog used the term Idea Fractal to describe a unity of ideas resulting in a larger idea. This unity of ideas forming a larger idea has an isomorphic relationship to the geometrical fractal which I will talk about in this blog. I do however suspect that many people will not understand my use of the term “isomorphism” in this context, I will therefor start by explaining it. The term is explained in the book GEB (Gödel, Escher, Bach – An Eternal Golden Braid). An isomorphic relation is in this context a relation of similarity between two...

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The importance of visualization

I wrote about ideas in a prior blog, arguing that more significant ideas are formed when your mind finds synergies between your less significant ideas in an on going fractal motion. The basic idea was that we could boost our creative process by nurturing our less significant ideas even if they seem obvious or meaningless. This blog may be viewed as a follow-up blog concerning the subject of ideas. Let’s in this context define the concept “Idea Fractal” as a pattern connecting any number of ideas into a more significant whole. I would advice anyone reading this to read my prior blog and to have an basic understanding about fractal geometry and the isomorphism between fractal geometry and most things imaginable. Imagine one of these idea fractals...

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Encouraging the formation of new ideas

The human brain is a marvelous computation device, it enables us to form ideas based on our surroundings, our knowledge, our memories and our beliefs (which in it self of course is a set of ideas). Let’s call these factors on which ideas are based as information flow. I did in a prior blog explain the conscious and the subconscious as different sets of algorithms used to access and process the information flow within the human mind, I’m going to further elaborate on this in a new direction trying to explain the generation of ideas. Everyone can relate to the sensation of having an idea, it can be a small one or a big one. It may concern the very present or the distant future, it may concern your self or humanity as a whole. Many ideas are thrown away...

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Fear

There are several destructive forces within us which we need to conquer. Bad self-esteem is one of them, spiting one self is another. I’d argue that the most destructive force of them all is fear, this primal drive that supposedly is meant to save us from harm. How does it fit in into todays advanced and comfortable society? Fear sure is interesting, it hinders us from subjecting our selves to dangerous situations like climbing mountains, going to war or driving too fast. But wait a minute, people do those things all the time right? People are so obsessed with this emotion of fear that they can get obsessed with conquering it, like with a drug they get addicted to subjecting them selves to more and more dangerous situations just to feel the thrill of...

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Our different personalities

I hung out with some newly found friends a couple of weeks ago, one of them talked about the Myers-Briggs psychology, which I hadn’t heard of before. As it intrigued me I took a test defining my four functions, I’m apparently an INTJ which is short for: Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking and Judging. To my astonishment this personality profile explained my drives, preferences and even my personal and social quirks. (If you take the test, don’t read about your supposed personality type on that page, google another more thorough article.) I believe that people can be whoever they want to be, that our only limitations are fear and not believing in our selves. And I still believe this… The Myers-Briggs personality type doesn’t really...

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Mental frameworks

A mental framework is a system applied to your mentation, it’s purpose is to give your mind automated processes to handle certain thoughts, feelings or situations. This does in fact happen all the time for everyone but we are seldom aware of it. An example I’m guessing we all can relate to is our response to the questions “How are you” or “What’s up” when asked by someone you don’t know of care for. We don’t debate the issue with our selves , we just give them a short answer without thinking twice about it because it is an automated process. Now; imagine that you could consciously build your own mental frameworks to potentially automate any process? That is what I have been experimenting with, consciously...

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Meditation

My fascination over the mind is something which i’ll dwell on a lot in this blog, one of the most fascinating aspect I’ve encountered in my life is meditation. I did a weekend course a few years back, it costed me around $150 and at the time that was a big investment for me  as my web development business was fairly new. But I can safely say that it was one of the best investments I’ve made as the knowledge I gained greatly enriched my life. The basic idea of meditation is quite easy, it’s about noticing your thoughts and letting them go. You do this by realizing that you’re having a thought when the thought appears, you don’t dwell on it, you don’t judge it, you don’t think about it at all… you just, acknowledges...

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