The prompt appears on the corner of your screen, asking if you'd like to update your computer. New features, fixes, and security.
- Do it now?
- Try again in one hour?
- Ask me again tomorrow?
Each day I'm confronted with information. Is it new?, is it relevant?, is it timely?, are a few questions that may consciously filter.
But if I'm honest, my subconscious is doing a decent bit of filtering ahead of my awareness or attention to information presented.
So, how good a job is that subconscious (protoconscious?) layer doing?
How would I even begin to investigate that?
What, further, are my explanations for how this process even occurs?
Seeking better explanations is a feature inherent to every human. In David Deutsch's The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World, he defines explanations as follows:
Explanations: Assertions about what is out there and how it behaves.
I can ask the question of myself: What is in there and how does it operate?
Can this be tweaked?, can it be changed outright?
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