Today I'm late with my newsletter. My son is also late in working on his science project. He didn't get to finish the superbowl because of it and neither did I (I wanted to see the commercials). Although I'm upset about it, I have no one else to blame but myself.
The human brain is the only animal brain that can predict the future. In fact, many of our decisions are based on historical context and not made in realtime. Our brains and bodies cannot respond fast enough to make real-time calculations.
Our brains go through a prediction cycle of Predict –> Simulate –> Compare –> Resolve Errors according to Dr. Lisa Feldman, author of How Emotions Are Made.
So the next time you are envisioning yourself in a new situation, but can't quite make it, go and see what others are doing. Your brain needs a catalog or index of data to build on. That's why watching Science Fiction and Fantasy is said to stimulate the creative mind.
What's fascinating is the how these networks work... they are not an on/off kind of model but more of a fluid collection of tributaries, streams, rivers and lakes! Even the data being processed is phenomenal. The author mentions how one retina “transmits as much visual data a fully loaded computer network connection in every waking moment.” Wow!
The topic of zero-trust came up again today, in a good way. What does it means to teach people about Zero Trust? Well, it means doing away with the mindset “internal is safe”. It means giving fine grained access to only resources that are needed. It means strong authentication at every juncture.