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The Anthony Boyd Podcast is an experiment in the articulation of the undercurrents of life, and modern society as a whole, through a multitude of lenses—specifically, psychology, philosophy, theology, science fiction and technology.

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The Anthony Boyd Podcast is an experiment in the articulation of the undercurrents of life, and modern society as a whole, through a multitude of lenses—specifically, psychology, philosophy, theology, science fiction and technology.

    Season 5 Interlude

    Season 5 Interlude

    In Season 5, I wrestle with one of life's most asked question: "Does life have meaning?" Recently, I've found Yahshua(Jesus Christ) and I'm going to be giving a Christian Theological perspective on the meaning of life. I'll be starting with Gods existence and working through the intricacies of the Big Bang. Stay tuned.


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    • 6 min
    Episode #37 | Find A Way To Win

    Episode #37 | Find A Way To Win

    In this episode, I give a little motivational speech, share some technology and health news as well as some simple tips for content creation.

    News:

    Someone tried to track their kid with apples new AirTags. AirTags are used to track/locate lost or stolen items such as keys, wallets, etc. This person decided to see if they can use it as a long distance locator device. Luckily, this shouldn’t present any true privacy concerns because apple implemented a feature that cuts down on unwanted tracking.

    Call of duty 2021 is being developed by sledgehammer, Activision confirms. Look, I think im about tired of call of duty after what they pulled with Cold War. Cold War was garbage. I played it a grand total of 8 times. Not a fan.

    Sony is talking about integrating discord into its playstation. That would be awesome because I know ALOT of gamers who’s community lives within the discord app.

    Apparently, there’s a website that calculates how lazy, er, I mean hard you have to binge to finish a show in time. Whatever that means. I think binging content is useless and life draining but to actually calculate how hard you have to binge to finish it is even more loser-esque, but thats just me.

    Your Apple Watch will track your alcohol intake? Also, In addition to alcohol intake, it will be able to track blood pressure, blood glucose. Wow. You know what, this actually shouldn’t surprise me because I think data is such a huge commodity.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode #36 | Simulation Theory: Behind The Mandela Effect

    Episode #36 | Simulation Theory: Behind The Mandela Effect

    In this podcast, we go tinfoil hat. We take it to the science fiction level and explore the possibility(again) that we may be living in a simulation. This time we use the concept of procedural generation to give credence simulation theory.

    Notes*

    At first I use to laugh when people brought simulation theory up. I would scoff and say “you think we live in a computer?” Then I would humor them and ask “but what would be the point of this simulation?”

    I studied engineering. And along with engineering I studied heavy mathematics which is the language of the universe. And the more I thought about it, the more simulation theory seemed to make sense. Think about it, it’s almost as if this whole universe is made up of code. There’s constants, a formula gravity and golden ratios, etc.

    I saw a movie called “Mandela effect” the other night and, yes...this is another episode on the Mandela effect and simulation theory but we have more cool terms to play with, Procedural generation, top-down cosmology and the observer effect.

    Procedural generation is creation of data by computers.

    When content is created quasi-randomly by a computer rather than manually programmed by a human. Think, mmorpgs or final fantasy where monsters and loot drops are generated randomly.

    How does this play into simulation theory. Well, I don’t really know. This is a tin foil hat episode and we’re having some fun here. So, let’s try to connect some dots.

    That new age, law of attraction stuff we always talk about? Yeah, what if we play a part in the world as we experience it. In other words, what if our thoughts create our world. This would be similar to procedural generation in gaming except we set an intention and that intention manifests or is generated where it wasn’t before.

    Or what if we don’t create intentionally? That is we “create by default” as Esther and Abraham Hicks put it. Where we just experience things by random?

    Say for instance we stand outside a building, maybe it’s our gym. We “know” what’s in the gym: exercise equipment, personal trainers, etc. But is it really? When we’re on the outside of the building, are those things really in there if we don’t observe them?

    In other words, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound, does the forest even exist when we aren’t observing it?

    Now why would our world be set up like this? Well, if we are in a simulation, that would probably mean we exist inside some super computer. But that super computer would require immense energy to run.

    Procedural generation would probably ensure that the system isn’t wasting resources on data that isn’t in use at the moment, that’s is until we observe anything.

    Now where does the Mandela effect come in? In the movie, Mandela effect, the story insinuated that these “false memories” were glitches in the system. Or patches by the “programmer(s)” of this simulation we live in. But then it started to point to the possibility of multiple realities colliding. That is, curious George might not have a tail in this reality but he might have his tail in another reality.

    Or maybe the monopoly man has his monocle in another a reality but not this one.


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    • 56 min
    Episode #35 | Putting Yourself Together

    Episode #35 | Putting Yourself Together

    In this episode, I give a brief news segment and we dive into the process of putting yourself together from the standpoint of self-help/personal development. We speak about the importance of utility of reparenting from the perspective of Dr. Nicole LePera and we use some concepts from Dr. Jordan B. Petersons 12 Rules For Life.

    News segment starts at 4:11

    Main topic starts at 17:43

    Technology

    Ransomware was on the rise in 2020, making up 81% of all finically motivated attacks. Read more.

    Also, ransomware attackers are teaming up with traders of questionable character to short stocks. Read more.

    Electric car sales rose by 43% in 2020 despite the pandemic. Read more.

    Science

    The nature vs nurture argument is still booming. The guardian says “Genetic differences between identical twins can begin very early in embryonic development, according to a study that researchers say has implications for examining the effects of nature versus nurture.” Read more.

    Stress + Sleep deprivation can lead to concussion like symptoms. Read more.

    “Being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise.”

    It goes on to say ““One cannot be ‘fat but healthy’,” said study author Dr. Alejandro Lucia of the European University, Madrid, Spain. “This was the first nationwide analysis to show that being regularly active is not likely to eliminate the detrimental health effects of excess body fat. Our findings refute the notion that a physically active lifestyle can completely negate the deleterious effects of overweight and obesity.” Read more.

    Learn more about reparenting here


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #34 | Does social media hurt genuine communication?

    Episode #34 | Does social media hurt genuine communication?

    Does social media atrophy our communication skills by way of the mechanisms implemented to keep us as passive consumers on the platform?(You can already tell the position I'm taking just by reading that question).
    In this episode I explore 3 arguments for and against the pros and cons of social medias influence on our ability to communicate.

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    • 55 min
    Episode #33 | Technological Barbell Theory

    Episode #33 | Technological Barbell Theory

    Technology is accelerating the rift between the those who are thriving and those who are suffering. Those who fail to take advantage of technological advancements will continue to fall behind.
    Source: https://danielmiessler.com/blog/its-becoming-easier-to-fail-and-succeed/

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Great Podcast

Great show, awesome host, give it a listen.

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Excellent

Very spiritual and uplifting! Great personal stories and detailed! The host is engaging and entertaining the entire time! Not too long and easy to listen to. Looking forward to more!

Antonia Rudder ,

Great Podcast!

I love the authenticity. You’re very knowledgeable. You taught me a few things about myself lol. Keep it up!

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