- A person on twitter: @plinz.
- Seems like an all-around nice guy. I agree with most (everything?) I've heard him say, so far.
Conversation with Lex Fridman
- Born/raised in East Germany (outsider)
- Thinks social networks should become Agoras -- although, of course, he doesn't use that terminology.
- Neurons, like all cells, are like individual organisms evolved to reap rewards; they self-adjust to trigger on the right stimuli, which results in them being "reinforced": getting fatter.
- Doesn't believe in the self/identity; probably an advanced meditator.
- One's attention is focused by default on instances in which our internal models of the world fail to predict it accurately. In a sense introspection and fascination with mental processes is a symptom of maladjustment.
- See tweet https://twitter.com/a_yawning_cat/status/1340038264749584384 by a yawning cat for pulled quotes.
- See also tweet https://twitter.com/flancian/status/1287721063787487232