About Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals The Easiest Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals The Easiest Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they uniquely can’t meditate because their mind spins too much when they try to stop thinking. Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche wants to put this misconception to rest in the video above. You […]

Albert Einstein reveals the one universal force that gives meaning to life

Albert Einstein reveals the one universal force that gives meaning to life

There is controversy about whether the following letter was actually written by Albert Einstein or not. Lisa Martin from Ideapod posted a link to this recently, and it provoked some interesting responses. Either way, the ideas expressed are powerful and deserve to be shared. When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, […]

If Consciousness Emerges from Neurological Systems, it will Emerge from Artificial Systems Too

If Consciousness Emerges from Neurological Systems, it will Emerge from Artificial Systems Too

A few years ago I read Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hoftstadter. It’s a fascinating and thought provoking read about how consciousness emerges from well-hidden neurological patterns. In brief, Hofstadter says that the following is required for intelligence: to make sense out of ambiguous or contradictory messages; to recognise the relative importance of different elements […]

WATCH: Everything You’ve Been Told About Evolution Is Wrong

WATCH: Everything You’ve Been Told About Evolution Is Wrong

It’s always incredibly exciting when Dr. Tia Kansara takes to the airwaves through Ideapod’s Facebook page. This was her very first live video a few weeks ago (see below), where she introduces the Ideapod community to Cosmosapiens, a new book by John Hands. Cosmosapiens provides an exhaustive account of current ideas such as cosmic inflation, dark energy, the selfish […]