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What is ParajOS

I am building my operating system.
During the day, we are bombarded with information. While chatting with colleagues and friends, listening to podcasts, endlessly scrolling Twitter and Instagram, and sometimes even by ourselves in the shower. This information and the thoughts that accompany it can be extremely valuable. They are like little jigsaw pieces to help us piece together our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. At the same time, they are valuable snippets that can potentially unlock rare insights.
Thus, I set out to build ParajOS as an extension of my brain to create a tech-enabled mind palace. My goal is to create an organized repository of information. I want to be able to readily access and reference interesting bits of information, statistics, facts, anecdotes, and insights to develop my thinking and learn more about myself and the world around me.
I want it to be a self-contained 'operating system' that draws a logical line between stimulus (informational input) and the output (my interests, beliefs, theses etc.)
Currently, I am using a combination of hand-written note-taking (when I can), Workflowy, and a Google Chrome extension that lets me clip relevant articles and store it directly to my workflowy.
Workflowy has infinite documents contained within one document, just like there is infinite (well, technically upto 2.5 petabytes) storage memory in our brain. Essentially it works like a fractal. It allows me to make notes and store them under topic headings and flow easily from one related topic to another, like a train of thought. Furthermore, it allows me to infinitely layer information so I always have high level information at my fingertips but it also allows me to peel back the layers of an onion to get to keep track of my deeper insights.
I want ParajOS to (metaphorically) be a living, breathing document. I will keep you all updated as I develop further. I am very excited for a day when I come across a topic and I can instantly reach into my brain+extended brain interface to recover insights and knowledge about the topic and use that as context to further my thinking.
Maybe when they launch the brain-computer interface implantable chips, this data-entry process won't be manual anymore, making ParajOS infinitely more scalable and efficient.


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