While everyone tries to be a contrarian, I think that the most helpful advice is often extremely straightforward and direct.
It is crazy to think that the end of 2017 is just right around the corner. 17 days. That is all we have before we start 2018.
In many ways, I feel society pushes you towards conformity. You should walk a certain way, talk a certain way, dress a certain way, etc. I think, generally speaking, we look down upon that.
In the last few years, there has been a tremendous amount of innovation around connecting people. Consumer applications like Facebook and Snapchat have made it easier than ever to reach the people you know.
In middle school, I believe, we are taught all about the scientific method - in context of 7th grade science that is. I do not remember much from the classroom in my middle and high school days, but the scientific method has definitely stuck with me.
I find myself diving down and getting lost in a number of different "rabbit holes" of the internet.
Over the next few weeks (after Finals end), I plan to automate a ton of different aspects of my routine workflow. I feel I spend way too much time doing administrative tasks that could easily be automated by a few IFTT or Zapier integrations.
One day I'll turn this thought into a longer, more researched and developed post. But the point I am thinking about today is that the future is likely to become "pay per use" and entirely outsourced.
I definitely do not have the research or scientific backing to prove this...but I ask that is what the internet is for?
Private group chats are making a resurgence and in my mind, will be here for a good time to come.