This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.
The case of Vivienne Ming
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Memo: person suspected of being a Professional Mad Scientist (aka theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of two) who explores maximizing human capacity and applies machine learning to lessen the corrosive health effects of chronic stress. [cto]
Title: Professional Mad Scientist
Location: Berkeley, California
Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo
Disposition: very active
File No: 21/2023/X/0072
Statement: Look Out! There’s a man in the back seat of your car!
HOW TO READ THIS
This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.
In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.
Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.
Are you the “here and now” or “dream about the future” kind of person?
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON
What is your FUC*?
*frequently uttered concern
What is the problem we’re trying to solve and how do we know we’ve solved it?
FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN
THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER
Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.
Look Out! There’s a man in the back seat of your car!
Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING!
What does your morning (routine) look like?
(After getting the kids to school) I enjoy a cup of masala chai while I stroll through my neighborhood thinking about whatever comes to me.
100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE
What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?
DIGITAL DARK HORSE
Previous hair colors
Blond, bald, red, bald, purple, blond
AT THE HAIR SALON
THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE
This law should exist:
The right to autonomy of thought
ABOVE THE LAW
Complete the following sentences!
Perseverance is finding success after failure.
Responsibility is perseverance without obligation.
Vulnerability is honesty.
Gratitude is perspective.
Curiosity is why, why, why, why, why.
THE MISSING PIECE
What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?
NOTE TO SELF
How much would you pay yourself per hour?
Depending on the day, somewhere between not a penny and everything.
A REAL BARGAIN
Top 5 character features:
Independent, Thoughtful, Inventive, Dreaming, Witty
MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT
THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES
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What are three things you want to learn next?
1. Deep Reinforcement Learning with Causal Inference Scoring
2. Predicting postpartum depression risk and intervention efficacy from natural language processing
3. The impact of joint gamma & theta cortical stimulation for both Alzhiemers and major depression treatment
LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE
What’s the best question you have ever been asked?
Why did you think you could do it—why didn’t you give up?
THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL
Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?
THE UNBUCKET LIST
Which film role would you like to play?
What is it like to be you?
WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR
How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?
Ideas are neither good or bad, right or wrong. If an idea expands human capacity, it is valuable. (As far as measuring human capacity goes, I track everything you might want to be true about you 40 years from now: health, wealth, happiness, and meaning.)
FOOLS AND TOOLS
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
What question would you like to ask your fear?
Loneliness can never answer your questions.