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Spaced Repetition can be used to program attention

SRS is an effective way to direct your attention to something in a repeated manner, while harnessing the power of exponential backoff to insure that you are not getting overwhelmed.

Its original application is for learning, but the underlying mechanism is far more broadly applicable and can be fruitfully used in software interfaces and as a behavioral guide


[[use Spaced Repetition to maintain connections with people]]

[[Spaced Repetition memory systems can be used to prompt application, synthesis, and creation]]

[[use Spaced Repetition to incorporate insights from the things you read over time]]

usage notes

You can invoke the Roam Toolkit SRS functionality multiples times to set an initial interval you're comfortable with
It probably makes sense to keep the relevant inbox tags on the items to more easily distinguish various inbox types and various SRS prompts from each other

put metadata under the tags for the page, so you can more easily filter prompts on the Daily Notes pages