We rely so much on our computers and other machines, they give us more time, and their efficiency helps us achieve so much. Yet…even computers get overwhelmed sometimes. In fact, they’re a lot like us, as one of the issues freezing up computers is scheduling.
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Understanding how computer scientists solve this issue, gives us humans clues for our own lives.
Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives.