Conscious Culture 032: False Authority

Jul 22, 2021 3:38 am


False Authority

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This week we're talking about false authority, social status, starting in the middle, and the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

There is also a Notion database that shows you how to say hello in 70 different languages in Fun Stuff this week.

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Interesting Reads

False Authority: When People Rely on the Wrong Experts

"A false authority is someone whose supposed authority in a certain domain is substantially flawed, generally because their credentials or expertise are irrelevant, dubious, insufficient, or missing entirely."

Social Status: Down the Rabbit Hole

"The beginning of wisdom about social status is learning to distinguish its two (and only two) primary forms: dominance and prestige. These are, as one research paper puts it, the "two ways to the top."

If dominance is the kind of status we get from intimidating others, prestige is the kind of status we get from doing impressive things or having impressive traits or skills.

Where do I Even Begin?

"When we treat “the beginning” as something sacred, we give it more power than it deserves. The beginning can start in the middle, or even at the end."

Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

"While artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are trending tech terms that we hear everywhere these days, there are major misconceptions about what these words actually mean. Some people use these popular tech buzzwords interchangeably. Here’s why they’re wrong."


🎥 Making Friends with Machine Learning


"Making Friends with Machine Learning was an internal-only Google course specially created to inspire beginners and amuse experts. Today, it is available to everyone!"

Tools and Resources

Content Quality Check

"Enrich your content with relevant keywords and optimize it for both users and search engines."

LinkedIn Hashtag

"With LinkedIn Hashtags, you instantly learn how many people are currently following the Hashtag you want to use. Grow your network and presence on LinkedIn with this extension."

Fun Stuff


"A form of computational social science that studies human behavior and cultural trends through the quantitative analysis of street names."

Notion Wiki: Say Hello In 70 Languages

"This Notion wiki is intended for those looking to dabble in a new language, or maybe you simply want to learn how to greet others in 70 different ways."

Quote of the Week

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves"

— Carl Jung


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