AI: All-Consumed Inellect

You may notice that this AI is late.  Despite my best intentions of sorting out a question early this morning, I ended up buried in books and equations and entirely forgot to both eat and write an AI.

What sucks you in? What consumes your attention so fully that you forget to eat and sleep? What has made you miss meetings, appointments, and meals?

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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim


  1. June 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Coding and Stargate.

  2. June 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Everything! I don’t know what it is but I can never stay focused on one thing, but whatever I am focused on I do it obsessively. For example! In the last year in addition to my day job as a chemical engineer I have.
    Learnt Toxicology,
    Focused on painting,
    Re-learnt physics,
    Learnt quantum physics,
    Tried to grasp the standard model,
    Become obsessed with reading,
    Re-learning Organic chemistry + Taking my knowledge further.

    Now when I say Learnt “Insert here” I don’t mean I have mastered it. What I mean is that I have become obsessed and spent 2 weeks or so, reading textbooks and making notes. I don’t do this to the detriment of anything else… Except going to bed late. I still make dinner for my Gf & I every night, go on walks and go to work. However I am starting to wonder if I have some mild disorder. lol

  3. June 29, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Bejeweled and genealogical research.

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