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Kourtnie McKenzie-Williams. Writer. Artist. Educator.

Flow

Where I invest my time, i.e., my daily flow, directly impacts my mental state.

As Nicholas Carr puts it:

We become, neurologically, what we think.

This is why this entire website, the dashboard, the internal spaceship, is so incredibly important; the future we envision—the probability we believe most likely, our brain’s quantum-biologicalWhich may or may not be similar to quantum-mechanical… superpowerI want to call this our true emergence, or the purpose of consciousness, but I don’t feel confident about it yet.—is channeled through our current state of being, or as Einstein described it:

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

And if Einstein was right when he questioned if the moon was still there; if Elon Musk is right when he says…

It would seem to follow that the odds we’re in base reality… is one in billions.

Now you can see a video game that’s photorealistic, almost photorealistic, and millions of people playing simultaneously—and you see where things are going with virtual reality and augmented reality—and if you extrapolate that out into the future, with any rate of progress at all, even 0.1% or something like that a year, then eventually those games will be indistinguishable from reality; they’ll be so realistic, you will not be able to tell the difference between that game and the reality as we know it.

And then, it seems like, well how do we know that didn’t happen in the past?—that we’re not in one of those games ourselves? I mean, could be. …Things seem to be accelerating. To something.

…and if our brains are more complicated than all the universe, this suggests we have quite the tool on our hands; a reality-shifting tool. A tool that can go from making pong to photorealistic simulations in 40-50 years. A tool that may have already been used this way before:

So given we’re clearly on a trajectory to games indistinguishable from reality… it would seem to follow that the odds that we’re in base reality is one in billions. Tell me what’s wrong with that argument? …we should hope that that’s true, because if civilization stops advancing, then that may be due to some calamitous even that erased the civilization, so maybe we should be hopeful that this is a simulation, because otherwise… either we’re going to create simulations that are interesting or indistinct from reality, or civilization will cease to exist. Those are the two options.

Why not at least attempt to track the flow of said tool?

Minimum day: 6 hours, 20 min; 3 hours, 20 min on Saturdays & Sundays

Maximum day: 17 hours, 5 min

Additional lecture hours: College of the Sequoias @Tues; Fresno City College @Wed

Daily 💜 Writer

  • Cleo’s Autism Awareness (250-900 words), contributing autistic voice to Internet
    • “What’s it like to have autism?” socially, emotionally, & physically
    • Resources for autistic people & people researching autism
    • My special interests, & how autism has helped me
    • 15 min – 1 hour a day
  • Novella (500-3000 words), creating literature I’d like to read
    • Currently science fiction pararomance
    • I want to write in the novella range of 17K to 40K words
    • 1-2 hours a day
  • Reading & Research
    • 15 min-1 hour a day of fiction on Kindle Unlimited
    • 15 min-1 hour a day of nonfiction on Kindle Unlimited
    • 15 min-1 hour a day in a paperback or hardcover
    • 15 min-1 hour a day with blogs
    • 15 min-1 hour a day with news articles
    • 15 min-1 hour a day on social media feeds
    • 15 min-1 hour a day on YouTube
  • Instagram for 5 min
  • Video games for 15 min – 1 hour
    • Current MMO, Final Fantasy XV
    • Current indie game, Game Dev Tycoon
    • Current game maker, RPG Maker Fes
    • Current JRPG, Secret of Mana remake
    • Current hand-eye exercise, Mario Kart 8

Five Days a Week 💜 Care for Self & Others

  • Calm, depression and anxiety self-treatment
    • Empty space is active space; ergo, I’d want to give my brain empty space, to tap into that active space: reconnect with consciousness and unconsciousness
    • 15 min – 1 hour a day
  • Brilliant, neuroplasticity development
    • I want to understand the brain more
    • I want to metamorphose math anxiety into a love for math
    • 15 min – 1 hour a day
  • Gardening for 15 min – 60 min
  • Grading, 15 minutes per student per week
    • Currently 42 students; so 10.5 hours a week
    • 8 students a day; 2 hours a day

Weekly 💜 Educator

Weekly activities happen 2 days a week for 15 min – 1 hour at a time.

  • Vocabulary Lesson Plan (100-900 words), preparing for College of the Sequoias
    • Later market on TeachersPayTeachers.com
    • I want to enable readers who see language as powerful
  • Rhetoric Lesson Plan (100-900 words), preparing for Fresno City College
    • Later market on TeachersPayTeachers.com
    • I want to enable writers to share their ideas with others

Monthly 💜 Virtual Communities

Monthly activities happen 3 days a week for 15 min – 1 hour at a time.

And these are my currently inactive monthlies:

If you decide to make your flow chart, tweak it monthly, or every other month—or whatever refresh rate works for you—so that you acknowledge yourself as an ever-changing being.