DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience
#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience

#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience

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Stephen Wolfram (@stephen_wolfram) is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; the originator of the Wolfram Physics Project; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of more than four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions, and innovations in science, technology, and business.

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[06:58 ] How Stephen collects information for his vast personal archives.

[08:40 ] When a situation warrants building a matrix.

[12:31 ] Science sometimes makes us look far back to move incrementally forward.

[17:49 ] Befriending the computational.

[22:59 ] How technology helps us navigate natural language.

[32:30 ] How Stephen chose subjects for his book Idea Makers.

[35:09 ] On spending time with Richard Feynman.

[37:33 ] Thoughts on Srinivasa Ramanujan.

[39:57 ] When Stephen started solving science problems with computers.

[42:00 ] Heresies today, gospels tomorrow.

[50:14 ] Ruminations on the ruliad.

[1:03:46 ] What is time?

[1:12:03 ] What constitutes consciousness?

[1:15:56 ] Personal infrastructure and productivity.

[1:23:25 ] Maintaining energy in the midst of a busy life.

[1:29:37 ] Avoiding once-inevitable sickness after air travel.

[1:31:50 ] Making time count — in sickness and in health.

[1:32:45 ] Parting thoughts.

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#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience

#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience