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Life Improvement Science: A Manifesto




Rapid technological advances present unprecedented opportunities for helping people thrive. This manifesto presents a road map for establishing a solid scientific foundation upon which those opportunities can be realized. It highlights fundamental open questions about the cognitive underpinnings of effective living and how they can be improved, supported, and augmented. These questions are at the core of my proposal for a new transdisciplinary research area called life improvement science. Recent advances have made these questions amenable to scientific rigor, and emerging approaches are paving the way towards practical strategies, clever interventions, and (intelligent) apps for empowering people to reach unprecedented levels of personal effectiveness and wellbeing.

Author(s): Falk Lieder
Year: 2019
Month: December

Department(s): Rationality Enhancement
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Work in Progress

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12113.89443
Language: English
State: In revision

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  author = {Lieder, Falk},
  month = dec,
  year = {2019},
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