The illusion of control is the tendency for people to overestimate their ability to control events; for example, it occurs when someone feels a sense of control over outcomes that they demonstrably do not influence. The effect was named by psychologist Ellen Langer and has been replicated in many different contexts. It is thought to influence gambling behavior and belief in the paranormal. Along with illusory superiority and optimism bias, the illusion of control is one of the positive illusions. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion_of_control (all models are wrong, but some are useful)
Josh Dickson thinks EverNote is flailing. Much like Drop Box, the core product has changed little over the past several years despite the company being flush with cash, traction, and resources... Evernote hasn't made even good products for a long time. Like many others I've talked to, I was once a heavy Evernote user, and its died a slow death of irrelevance in my work flow. It fails to even do one thing great, and instead tries to make up for it by doing a number of other things poorly... Most business customers are using other products already that more than adequately address the need of a Note Taking application. (Ugh I don't really agree those NoteBook alternatives - GoogleDocs, OneNote - are good, but from the general user's perspective I suppose they're Good Enough.) (more)
Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally "the generation of form") is the biological process that causes a cell, tissue or organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of tissue growth and patterning of cellular differentiation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphogenesis
Élan vital (French pronunciation: [elɑ̃.vital]) is a term coined by French philosopher Henri Bergson in his 1907 book Creative Evolution, in which he addresses the question of self-organization and spontaneous morphogenesis (morphogenetic) of things in an increasingly complex manner. Elan vital was translated in the English edition as "vital impetus", but is usually translated by his detractors as "vital force". It is a hypothetical explanation for evolution and development of organisms, which Bergson linked closely with consciousness – with the intuitive perception of experience and the flow of inner time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89lan_vital
The eight-circuit model of consciousness (sometimes capitalized) is a theory in psychology, first proposed by Tim Leary. It consists of several quantum psychological systems that unify the various interpretations of the main altered states of consciousness into one coherent meta-theory. The most basic part describes, in a simple outline, eight circuits of information (colloquially "brains") that operate within the human nervous system. Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli have all written about each circuit in depth and how each operates in the lives of human beings, both individually and collectively. (e.g. "eight circuits of consciousness") (more)
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