Friday, March 23, 2012

Early TL9 now; Multi-Tasking

A Personal Hack, If I could I would. I'm sure someone else figured it out by now, and is actually using it.

My prediction of TL9 computing is a lot of multi-tasking and automation to compensate for a lot of multi-tasking. What surprisingly supports my prediction is the variable priority multitasking work in Learning science.

What came to mind is the corded keyboard or a data glove that allows me to type into a portable computer like a rasberry pi, or a hacked smartphone. The data is displayed onto a wearable HUD (that video screen beneath the eye). On a data glove the language used would ideally be a modified form of sign language; in my opinion what ever yields the highest words per minute while switching between tasks. So If I could, have a glove that would allow me to write or surf while I'm doing a lot of things: jogging, walking in a crowded and noisy sidewalk while looking straight ahead, or while in traffic.  

Variable Priorty Multi-tasking allows me to juggle a lot of mundane tasks while working. Its not really super-science, the techniques emphasizes learning to manage and create a process by which you cycle between tasks at improving rates. Since your skill improves with these tasks, you become able to manage bite-sized amounts of the tasks as you cycle.

What I like about such a technology is that I can do a spreadsheet or layout while doing something of a very low processing, like walking in a safe and secure environment. I'm basically taking all my transit time, and converting some of it to work time.

The consequences of basically i would look strange gesturing with my left hand, while moving or waiting in traffic (it will become illegal I guess and not really safe).

The next hack is having the computer help me multi-task by allowing doing the navigation for me (gps and calendar alerting and giving directions), and warning or reminding me to concentrate. Like in economics, where the lower value jobs are being handed off to someone else to free up more productive units to do higher value work, resources of attention will be allocated in the same way. Simple computers who can manage our navigation, mobility, and personal safety and security free our more productive systems to get work done or get more fun things done.

These days, I use more of my phone recording feature to "write stuff" while on the road. Of course play back is a b*tch and I hate hearing my own clumsy voice (listening to skilled lecturers don't make their skill rub off, your standards for speakers improve, and brain-storming is very messy).

Now, if I can use this advantage to generate more free time by working out and bringing my sleeping hours to 4.5 (poor sleep quality because of the apnea because i'm at BMI 25, target BMI ~23), then I'll have more even more time to do productive stuff.  
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