➡✉FORWARD: Will you reconcile with 2020?

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🚫🙈 TL;DR:

I expose you to art, writing, and music from Northern Europe. You try a new tool to reconcile your year. And — Oh yeah — biological robots built through machine learning and biotech.

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👨🐦Must Read:

In Norse mythology, Huginn (“thought”) and Muninn (“memory” or “mind”) are a Odin’s Ravens. Daily, they travel the world and report what they have seen to him.

Odin with Hugin and Munin on his shoulders.

O’er Mithgarth Hugin and Munin both
Each day set forth to fly;
For Hugin I fear lest he come not home,
But for Munin my care is more.

From Grímnismál

📅🧭Must Try:

YearCompass YearCompass helps you close your year and plan the next one. In the routine of everyday life it’s easy to lose sight of your true goals and aspirations. YearCompass works simply. Using questions and exercises rooted in psychology it takes you through the past year, then helps you turn your dreams into achievable goals.

(h/t: My brother, Grant Dever’s newsletter. If you know a student leader, you should buy them a copy of his book: Lead The Future)

🤖🧬Must Watch:

Xenobots - Simulation and Reality side by side.

Meet the Xenobot, the World’s First-Ever “Living” Robot

🧠💲Must Subscribe:

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a16z Podcast – Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”) is a premier Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. The a16z Podcast brings in amazing analysts and business owners to discuss tech and the future.

💀🎶Must Listen:

Heilung | LIFA – Full Show Heilung (a German word for “Healing”) describe their music as “amplified history from the early iron age in northern Europe.” They’re an experimental neofolk band. They rank along side Rammstein and The Glitch Mob on my list of experiential shows to attend.

⌛⏳In Conclusion:

I spent long hours with Odin’s ravens this year.

Reviewing all 12 months on my calendar, I was shocked by the time distortion.

Some weeks felt like months (*cough* March and April *cough*) and some months went by in a week. I experienced both extreme novelty and mundane routine.

Stress, novelty, sleep deprivation, all change our perception of time and the world around us. Which isone reason you should keep deeply exploring the human experience. Through trying new things, you’re extending the perceived duration of your life.

Now you can enjoy your bacon and eggs, guilt free, as long as you listen to new music while you eat them.

Reply and let me know one action you take to invite new experiences.

With Kindness and Respect,

✅Action Items:

🔲 Reconcile with 2020
🔲 Forward to a friend

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