WHY YOU ARE OBSOLETE AT ALMOST EVERY LEVEL AND LIVE LARGELY IN FICTION
by Ari Heljakka
What is real?
You are inclined to drift deeper and deeper into fictional thinking and obsolesence.
You keep constructing and sticking with increasingly obsolete ideas about the world, even though many of them were rather fictional to begin with.
Model Zero shows how these forces emerge.
Some very basic operating principles of your mind, mental models and language pull you towards fiction.
The way you interact with the world through mediating structures, ranging from electronic devices to words and mental models, creates an inertial force which leads you away from your goals.
By mastering these forces, you can evolve towards a mentally and physically greater being who inhabits a very different kind of reality.
Model Zero is a toolkit for reconstructing yourself as someone who can thrive in an environment that is changing at an exponential pace.
Ari Heljakka is a theorist and practitioner of Exponential Growth mindset – in radical technologies, businesses, and human individuals.
His main theoretical work is the book Model Zero, a toolkit for reconstructing yourself as someone who can
thrive in an environment that is changing
at an exponential pace.
His main practical work so far is within Dream Broker, a software start-up multiply recognized and awarded
the fastest-growing technology
companies in Finland (being #1 in 2012 and
2013). Heljakka was a co-founder and currently works as the company's Chief Strategy Officer.
Heljakka holds M.Sc. in Physics and BA in Theoretical Philosophy (University of Helsinki). He is currently located on Earth.
As a philosopher, he is a pragmatist focused on the expansion of human capacities at all levels. This includes human enhancement technologies and
radical self-development. Model Zero is currently his main work, compressing his core philosophy in a
minimalistic formal system.
A top-grade programmer, he published his first commercial software at the age of 16, and has spent 20 years mostly writing and producing software.
As an Artificial Intelligence researcher, he has worked on several open-source AI projects and co-authored the book Probabilistic Logic Networks, as
well as a number of academic AI papers.