Kurzweil leaves these nuggets if someone is paying attention. An excellent thinking technique. I’ve personally developed a somewhat crude version of it. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this.
Excerpt from this youtube video.
“Not sleeping is counter-productive, in the short term. In fact sleep is a actually a very creative time.. Iassign myself a problem before I go to sleep every night. I find myself dreaming about it. I revisit that in the morning when I am halfway between conscious and being still in the dream. And kind of at least do lucid dreaming, when I access the dream ideas. That’s when I kind of begin to make sense out of them.
And with that technique I can come up with whole new inventions or ideas. Insights into different problems and challenges.
It’s a very creative time.
You are not really getting anywhere by staying up all night.
… But if you are having a good party then it’s different. It’s worth staying up"
A visual depiction of what Kurzweil is saying.