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Digital Hygiene: How We Might've Fucked Our Attention Spans
Digital Hygiene: How We Might've Fucked Our Attention Spans
Digital Hygiene: How We Might've Fucked Our Attention Spans

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Universe is weird, yo. Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h I recently wrote a fairly depressing book of short stories ►https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Lucy-Dunne-Exurb1a-ebook/dp/B01F7IQEHC?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_sw_su_dp Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Brilliant tortoise on the channel banner painted by artist Emily Goddard

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Full cre to:  https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk for the stock footage.

Music used:  Camille Saint-Saëns: The Elephant https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk
Ideas sourced from: my own first-world angst and inability to manage my time effectively.

Relevant mystery link: https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk

During my stint away from the internet, I successfully pioneered a method of time travel utilising sticky tape, a shoe, and fifteen French stunt dwarves. Details will follow in the next video.

Making Stuff

New book: https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk I also make horrendous music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Previous book ► http://tinyurl.com/gluoz2k Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h I know this isn’t the history of baking video you were waiting for. You have my sincerest apologies. The monkey's name is Bertrand. He is a cymbal of hope. In order of appearance, the humans at the end were: Hunter S. Thompson – Writer Ada Lovelace – Mathematician Leo Tolstoy – Writer Alan Turing – Mathematician Vincent van Gogh – Artist Richard Feynman – Bongo populariser (and occasional Nobel Prize winning physicist) and Marie Curie – Physicist Full credit to: https://www.videvo.net...

Humanity: Good Ending

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Help me to do this full-time ►https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Thanks for playing.

The Universe in 4 Minutes

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Fantastic Exurb1a painting briefly featured towards the end by Mia Kaleidoscope ► https://twitter.com/mia_kale/status/721724904056295424 Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ I hope the universe lasts longer than 4 minutes. Personally I last 2 and a half. The music is Waltz of the Flowers, Tchaikovsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHkLdQy5f0

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Scrolling graphics, originally by PushyPixels: http://CookingWithUnity.com Considerably nicer in high quality. Like your mum. If, like me, you are also an admirer of the mantis shrimp, you will certainly enjoy: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_s... The music is Hymne à la Nuit - Rameau: https://youtu.be/sREkrQY07Oc And Mars - Holst: https://youtu.be/Jmk5frp6-3Q New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a HAL9000 is actually a good mate of mine. Good with chicks. Fucking terrible with spaceships.

The Story of Western Philosophy

Relevant mystery link: https://youtu.be/myc7eHGg5y4 If you notice any factual errors in this week’s video, please just bear in mind that life is ultimately meaningless in the first place. Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss passive-aggressively ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ I also make horrendous music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Previous book ► http://tinyurl.com/gluoz2k Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time, if you're so inclined ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Music: Waltz from Swan Lake by Mega Dong Tchaikovsky - https://youtu.be/CShopT9QUzw

21st Century Humans

New book: https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk (Please be aware you may need to change the URL ending based on your country. Also, apologies - the Look Inside feature is being strange. I blame Belgium.) I also make horrendous music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Previous book ► http://tinyurl.com/gluoz2k Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Full credit to https://www.videvo.net for the stock footage. Music used: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Act II No. 15 Valse finale et Apothéose - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRGELERk1Q4 Strauss: The Blue Danube Waltz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4 I suspect instead that we'll be remembered for hoodies, twerking, and the Higgs boson. And selfies. So that's...

Instructions for a Happy Life

Somewhat relevant mystery link ► https://youtu.be/buqtdpuZxvk Audio version, if you're so inclined ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1/instructions-for-a-happy-life Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk I also make horrendous music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Previous book ► http://tinyurl.com/gluoz2k Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time, if you're deranged enough ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Did you like the music? It's one of my favourites ► Moldau, by Big Dawg Smetana: https://youtu.be/gTKsHwqaIr4

The Brain Zoo - Basics of Meditation

Another lesser-known member of the brain zoo is Procrastination Salmon. He rarely makes an appearance. Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss passive-aggressively ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ There is absolutely no reason to associate meditation with religion these days, not if you’re atheist or agnostic. It’s totally possible to be secular and still consider it just as valuable. Which it is. There’s also no reason to associate it with claims about superpowers, enlightenment, seeing other dimensions, or suddenly being able to do triple backflips with a jam sandwich on your head. The last one would be cool though. As mentioned in the video,...

Quantum Mechanics in 5 Minutes (Now with Added Ducks)

What a silly way to build a universe. My brother could do better and I don’t even have one. New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss passive-aggressively ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ I also make horrendous music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Previous book ► http://tinyurl.com/gluoz2k Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Mystery link for tablet and phone peasants: https://youtu.be/iELs0xMDhxE If you’re looking for, like, decent explanations of quantum mechanics, why not try these YouTube channels who actually know what they’re talking about. Veritasium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNzzGgr2mhk And - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyTZDHuarQ Kurzgesagt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhHMJCUmq28 As always, much gratitude to https://www.videvo.net/ for the stock footage. Music: My main man, Chopin - Waltz in...

Genocide Bingo

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Scrolling graphics, originally by PushyPixels ► http://CookingWithUnity.com Personally I prefer apocalypse chess. Captions are available. I am also available. Wanna hang? I recorded the audio for this video so hungover that I was beginning to fear for my life. A fantastic talk on the same subject, by one of my favourite humans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnT1xgZgkpk Both pieces of music used are by Bizet, from the opera Carmen. Habanera: https://youtu.be/KJ_HHRJf0xg Los Toreadors: https://youtu.be/4DNGMoMNLRY Except for Prelude in C. That one's by Bach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlAic9aPoqs

My Sleep Routine

Wrote a book ► https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Lucy-Dunne-Exurb1a-ebook/dp/B01F7IQEHC Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Sleep is for pussies. And the majority of mammalian species.

Oh hello, you're alive

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Hatch 'em, match 'em, dispatch 'em

3 Minute Attention Span Test

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Continue to Next Level?

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h ------Subtitles available----- Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ I wrote the outro music, and you're welcome to download it: https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1/continue-to-next-level The main piece is Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 - Chopin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHwRmhGSyTM You think brain implants and cyborgs are cool? You just wait for sexbots with jetpacks, buddy.

How to increase your concentration and attention span

One of my subscribers wonders how he can improve his concentration and attention span, because he feels that he has a hard time staying on task when it comes to tedious tasks. LIFE ADVICE CONTACT andree.lifeadvice(at)gmail.com FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/andreelifead... TWITTER https://twitter.com/Regnmakaren

Brilliant Accidents

New book: https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h MUSIC: Did you like the outro music? If so, you can listen to it on my soundcloud page. If you didn't, you can still listen to it. I guess. ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1/telos The track was heavily inspired by Attagirl’s ‘Soundtrack 01’. She kindly allowed me to borrow from it. Please go and say hello ► https://soundcloud.com/attagirrl/soundtrack-01 The main piece was the Overture from Can-Can, by Offenbach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zE9_WHQiI FURTHER WATCHING: If you’re interested in entropy, it has been explained before considerably better than I could ever hope to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsY4WcQOrfk –...

Theories of Everything

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ The music is: Opportunity Walks - Kevin MacLeod - https://incompetech.com/ Big thank you to a certain helpful physicist. You know who you are. Bosons ain't shit but hoes and tricks.

Where Be Aliens?

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Yellowstone explosion image inadvertently used, with full credit to Gamekiller48: http://gamekiller48.deviantart.com/ I also make shitty music ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h ---Subtitles available--- Music: Ma homeboy Chopin – Valse op 64 No. 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JCxapd5hU If you're watching, galactic overlords, big sorries for being disrespectful. Also, would you mind giving it a rest with the butt probing for a bit? Relevant mystery link for those phone-using plebs among you: https://youtu.be/qDr9axb7X7E

What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains. We interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," about how the Internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think. CHECK OUT THE BOOK "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr http://amzn.to/138qSii FIND THE HIDDEN REFERENCES? There's a lot of hidden references in this video. Watch the producer...

Scarcity - The Mechanics of Storytelling 2

Wrote a book ► https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Lucy-Dunne-Exurb1a-ebook/dp/B01F7IQEHC Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Help me to do this full-time ►https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ You're a wizard, Neo.

A Tour of Academia

New book ► https://tinyurl.com/hf928gk Help me to do this full-time ► https://www.patreon.com/exurb1r?ty=h ------Subtitles available----- Like shit music? I make that too ► https://soundcloud.com/exurbia-1 Discuss ► https://www.reddit.com/r/Exurb1a/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Exurb1a Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/exurb1a/ "Mathematics is one of the cheaper faculties. All they need are pencils, paper, and a wastepaper basket. Still, that's nothing on Philosophy. They just need pencils and paper." The music is the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 - All credit to the wonderful Kevin MacLeod, and Bach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4wKXaIkz_A Relevant mystery link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKzpu43VU4o

How the Internet Redesigns your Mind | Choose your Default Mode

This video is about the choice we constantly have to make throughout the day now that we have the internet in our pockets. ▲Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned ▲Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeverettlearned (The irony of me inviting you to follow me on the platform I just ridiculed for promoting distractibility in people is doing well. I fed and put him to bed.) The point of the video is to encourage people to be mindful of how they use the internet, as what information you put into your minds is important just like the food you put in your stomach. It's a fantastic tool so there's no need...

Britain Leaving the EU - For and Against

A NOTE OF APOLOGY: Several days ago I uploaded a version of this video which somewhat implied (courtesy of Talisker whisky, and being a general idiot) that Southern Ireland (the Republic of Ireland, if you prefer) is part of the UK. I've fixed it up since then, but the patriotic damage is done. Massive apologies to the Irish among you who saw that at the time. You probably felt how I would if someone tried to make out Stephen Fry is Australian. It was quite embarrassing, and to make up for it I'd gladly buy you all a pint. One...

How the Internet Ruins Productivity (by Design)

This is a video about how many things on the internet intentionally get you addicted and drain your capacity to focus ▲Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned ▲Twitter: https://twitter.com/JEverettLearned People are more focused on productivity and creative output now more than ever. So much so that we're always looking for 'hacks' to increase our focus and mental performance. However, content on the internet is purposely designed to be addicting; simply changing the way we use the internet could be the productivity 'hack' that we're looking for. Blog Post: https://lifeforbusypeople.com/2016/04/27/internet-ruining-productivity/ Further reference: ・Gary Wilson's TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU ・Book review of "Hooked": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVDN2mjJpb8 ・Robert Sapolsky's many lectures ・Judson Brewer's Simple way to break...