The cult of productivity apps

How VR Productivity Apps Could Make Us As Smart As Sherlock

In the first of a new regular series of reports, Noah looks at how virtual reality could use fictional ideas like Sherlock Holmes’ ‘mind palace’ as inspiration for new productivity applications, helping us all to function at a higher level. If you’re a certain kind of geek you’re probably familiar with the BBC’s Sherlock series. That show is the reason why we know how to pronounce the name Benedict Cumberbatch. This modern update on Holmes uses an old technique to keep his prodigious brain on track: Sherlock has a “mind palace.” This is a trick that dates back to Ancient Greece. ….[READ]