The Idea Incubator/The Real Good Navigator

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For many of us the scarcest resources are time and attention. It is wise to spend our time, and direct our attention to real good information, entertainment, social activities, and other pursuits.

The real good navigator uses artificial intelligence and many information sources to suggest how we might best spend our time. This includes recommendations for

  • Music to listen to,
  • Movies to watch,
  • Fiction and nonfiction books to read,
  • Podcast episodes to listen to,
  • Blog entries to read,
  • Traditional media to follow,
  • Restaurants to visit,
  • Food to eat,
  • Recipes to prepare,
  • What to have for dinner,
  • Exercise routines to follow,
  • Relaxation and recreation,
  • Healthcare,
  • Financial security,
  • Ways to have fun,
  • Games to play,
  • Hobbies to enjoy,
  • Sports,
  • Courses to take,
  • Skills to learn,
  • Trips to take,
  • Places to visit,
  • Shows to see,
  • Museum exhibits to visit,
  • News articles to read, and
  • People to meet and connect with.

Optionally, the navigator may also suggest changes to make in your life, such as breaking unhelpful habits, reducing unsatisfying activities, reducing stress, taking better care of yourself, or spending more time on what matters.

Recommended materials are evaluated and selected based on factual accuracy, prosocial values, alignment with your interests, and entertainment value.

The navigator will rely on a wide variety of reliable information sources to make its recommendations and assessments. Public sources include movie reviews, music reviews, book reviews, restaurant reviews, travel recommendations, fact checking services, weather reports, nutritional science, medical findings, and other sources. In making recommendations, the navigator recognizes that reality is the ultimate reference standard and that it is wise to focus on what matters.

Private information sources may include your location information, personal profile, work and commuting status, family information, living arrangements, financial resources, dietary restrictions, health records, subscriptions to content services, music services, blogs, podcasts, and traditional media. It will also access your calendar and journal entries, fitness tracker information, and your direct feedback on the recommendations followed and not followed. The navigator provides the flexibility to opt in or out of any of these.

The system aggregates feedback, personally and globally, to improve recommendations.

Privacy and security will be strictly protected.