How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) – Brian Christian

How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) – Brian Christian

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Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives.

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56 Responses

  1. Duke Amadeus says:

    I have three essays due tomorrow. This couldn’t be anymore relevant for me

  2. POTATO DAB MAN says:

    Great video

  3. Hi Jack says:

    Step 1: Stop watching YouTube videos

  4. Unbox Them All says:

    I needed this video.

  5. Decode Channel says:

    Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.

    • Its Celine says:

      it’s a reminder that we should be careful with who we spend our time with in order to not waste it because it is limited and everyone will die someday

    • Amit Kumar says:

      Romanski, that is what politicians do.

    • Χαρης Θεοδουλου says:

      wise! 👌

    • Dekar Xaokin says:

      Romanski I hope that was sarcastic. I, at least, can’t only focus on me and this immediate circle without getting unhappy.

    • Alison Sanches Krinski says:

      Yeah, the only thing that determine how that time coin will be spent is your will. You want to climb a mountain? All you need is will power! And healthy legs, I think. I mean, if you want to climb it yourself, it’s hard to do it without walking. Time and healthy legs. And be not asthmatic. Time, wlll and healthy, there! And money to be away for 1 month in preparation and to buy a plane ticket or something like that. Time, willpower, health and money. Something else? Can a prisoner do it? I mean, he can flee the prison, but… Climb a mountain with the police chasing you is kinda hard… Okay, maybe willpower is not the only thing that determine how that coin will be spent



  7. Zohaib Kamran says:

    I’m procrastinating

  8. Crystie Love says:

    I feel like i watch all these videos but never actually do them

  9. The Channel says:

    Plz upload a riddle!!

  10. TED-Ed says:

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  11. An artist theory on the physics of 'Time' as a physical process. Quantum Atom Theory says:

    Could we be forming our own ‘time’ relative to the energy and momentum of our actions? This can be explained by just one equation (E=ˠM˳C²)∞. With energy ∆E equals mass ∆M linked to the Lorentz contraction ˠ of space and time. The Lorentz contraction ˠ represents the time dilation of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. We have energy ∆E slowing the rate that time ∆t flows as a universal process of energy exchange or continuous creation. Mass will increase relative to this process with gravity being a secondary force to the electromagnetic force. The c² represents the speed of light c radiating out in a sphere 4π of EMR from its radius forming a square c² of probability. We have to square the probability of the wave-function Ψ because the area of the sphere is equal to the square of the radius of the sphere multiplied by 4π. This simple geometrical process forms the probability and uncertainty of everyday life and at the smallest scale of the process is represented mathematically by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle ∆×∆pᵪ≥h/4π. In such a theory the future is unfolding photon by photon with the movement of charge and flow of EM fields. This gives us a geometrical reason for positive and negative charge with a concaved inner surface for negative charge and a convexed outer surface for positive charge. The brackets in the equation (E=ˠM˳C²)∞ represent a dynamic boundary condition of an individual reference frame with an Arrow of Time or time line for each frame of reference. The infinity ∞ symbol represents an infinite number of dynamic interactive reference frames that are continuously coming in and out of existence.

  12. my opinions are facts says:

    Watches video in a binge watching stream instead of doing stuff

  13. Questn says:

    While you read this you lost 5 seconds which will never come back in eternity.
    Makes me think.

  14. Kakashi Hatake says:

    What is the only thing which can’t be recycled?

    time 😊

  15. Imback 2killu says:

    I didn’t get anything 🙁

    • bugmaster05 says:

      Imback 2killu They said a lot of things but there are notable examples, such example is the email, sometimes its better to go through it in order rather than pick the most important one by one before continuing to another because you will spend the extra time thinking whats really important rather than spend the time actually reading the mail

    • Imback 2killu says:

      bugmaster05 ahhh well that wouldn’t take much time though

  16. The Science Biome says:

    Recommend for you:
    “How to manage your time more effectively”

  17. schakalakadingdong says:

    I’d love to see your take on a *universal basic income* with it’s pros and cons, challenges and opportunities.

  18. Continual Improvement says:

    I don’t manage my time, my time manages me.

  19. Grace Denton says:

    1. Spend less time prioritizing and more time doing
    2. Minimize interruptions
    3. Group interruptions by how long you can afford to NOT do them and then do them in that amount of time

  20. Charlie Clumsy says:

    People don’t manage time.
    Time manages time.

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