Whether working in visual innovation or just as a journalist, my career has been gained by diving into ideas that I know nothing about.
The newer and more complex the problem to be solved, the more I study it, from the unknown to the known. If I’m lucky, I will get a whole day of adrenaline soaring and some unusual dreams in exchange for my services.
When I first started working, I was a breaking news reporter-this job allows me to write up to six news stories per day. Most importantly, for example, the pressure to grasp every word in a presidential press conference can be very strong and requires such incredible attention. The only comparison I can make is the day trading of cryptocurrencies.
Like encryption, my work often visits me late at night. As soon as I go to bed, I will feel a cursor flickering outside of my peripheral light, or I will see vague titles being written and rewritten to prevent them from breaking the character limit.
“The President of the United States seeks to reach an agreement with Iran on….” Delete, delete, delete. “The President calls for building trust with Iran…” Am I asleep? Am I talking to myself? The problem then was the same as it is now.
Even picking up a box of cereal at the grocery store during that time made me feel the computer buttons crackling between my fingers.
When I learned at the time, what I experienced was related to the so-called “Tetris effect”.
You see, when Tetris was released in the 1980s, people were so fascinated by the Russian-American engineer Alexei Pajitnov’s video game that everything they did would see and hear it.
A writer from Wired magazine in the early 1990s even Called The game is “Pharmatronic” because of its addictive ability.
Reporter Jeffrey Goldsmith wrote about playing this game: “For a few days, I was sitting on a lavender-colored suede sofa and playing Tetris like crazy. On short trips that rarely go out. In, I visually put cars, trees and people together.”
Sound familiar? Seeing the encrypted candlestick, anyone?
Pagitnov told Wired magazine: “You can’t imagine. I can’t complete the prototype! I started playing and never had time to complete the code. People have been playing, playing, and playing. My best friend said,’I Can’t live with your Tetris anymore.'”
Tetris dreams of becoming a material for extensive communication between gamers and psychologists. In fact, Robert Stickgold, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues found that more than 60% of those who have received gaming training Report Dreaming of images related to it.
Stickgold believes that these Tetris dreams are only part of the way humans process information when they are awake.
Tetris is also related to “fluid state”. When you are so focused on a goal that the world around you melts, the name of the groove you reach is this name.
Kerr agrees with the crypto vision I have, mainly late at night, which sounds like the Tetris effect. But he quickly pointed out that no matter what the puzzle is, our brain will be attracted to the puzzle.
“We are natural problem solvers. In some ways, encryption is like a big problem. Dreaming is related to the ability to solve problems. Cryptocurrency is a problem we want to solve, and we want to profit from it,” Kerr said .