Deviant Robot: Meandering adventures into interesting ideas.
The Brain in the Vat
There are lots of things we might be uncertain about, but one thing is for sure, we know we are real and the world is real. Right? You would know if you were just a brain in a vat; wouldn't you?
The Straw Man and The Steel Man
If you are finding it hard to make progress in a converation, it might just be that you are doing battle with Straw Men.
The Trolly Problem
We might not always do the right thing, but we can be pretty sure we know what the right thing to do is. Right?
The foundation to any productive conversation is rapport, a relaxed and friendly relationship in which people are free to communicate openly.
The Happy Pill
Ask most people what they want in life, and most of the time they will say that they want to be happy. But do they? Would you take The Happy Pill?
When we find ourselves in a group, we might not always be aware of how the group effects how we think.
It's a kind of Magic
If you have ever found yourself wishing that like Harry Potter, the heroes of Dungeons and Dragons or the Dragonborn of Skyrim we live in a world with magic in it, Well I good news... I think we do.
The Infallibility of Parents
However many parents you have, however your specific configuration of parents works; and regardless of them being your biological parents or not; you don't get to choose them and they come a wide range of ability and aptitudes.
From the moment you were born (and probably even before), many of the characteristics that combine to make you unique were being labelled.
A fork in the road ahead
The relaunch of Deviant Robot is underway, but unfortunately, there are several things that I can't make a start on just yet. Not only can I not make a start, but the future of the project is going to hinge upon something that's almost entirely out of my control.
Everyone copes with misfortune differently. Those who fall apart and those that stare it coldly in the face are both dealing with it in their own way.
The Framing Effect.
Find out how a small change in the way something is presented can have a surprising impact on the decisions we make.
Be sceptical of your limitations
We can't all be exceptional at everything we do; but it's worth applying some healthy skepticism what we belive are our limitations.
Whats going on with The Deviant Robot Transmission?
You literally haven't heard the last of the Deviant Robot flagship podcast, find out where we are with with our plans for the mighty Transmission.
What's the plan for Deviant Robot?
Recently I posted about the end of Deviant Robot's involvement with the gaming meetup events; so if we aren't doing the gaming events… what are we doing?
The rise, fall and rebirth of Deviant Robot
At the beginning of 2019, I made the difficult decision to end Deviant Robot's involvement with the social and tabletop meetup groups. Find out why.
A new website (again)
A lot has changed at Deviant Robot this year, but one thing that hadn't changed was the website; until now.