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Brenden Matthews

Brenden Matthews

Opinions served up fresh, on everything from computers to economics [bio].

Recent posts

Biology Is Self-correcting

·5 mins
Thought leaders worldwide have been weighing in on the AI mania that has gripped the world. There are many amusing predictions, some of which are on the doomsday end of the spectrum and others that are more optimistic. But one thing is clear: whatever happens, biology will self-correct. Biology is OG technology: it has been around for billions of years and has had a really, really long time to perfect itself.

The Stoics Invented CBT

·4 mins
Much of modern psychology is borderline wishy-washy pet theories wrapped up in scientific jargon. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), on the other hand, is a practical, evidence-based approach to changing your thoughts and behaviors. And it’s been around for thousands of years. We can thank Freud for doing two things: bringing the idea of talk therapy into the mainstream and making it seem like a mystical, magical process.