Monte Carlo Thinking

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago | Originally written on 12 Nov 2021

Sometimes it's hard to be creative and your only solution is to resort to randomness. By traversing random data you can prime yourself into expanding the scope of your thought. This is Monte Carlo thinking. The name is obviously inspired from the corresponding statistical technique typically applied in Bayesian modelling.

Here are a host of websites where you can find random data to help with Monte Carlo thinking.

https://www.randomlists.com/things - has lists with images with some options to modify the random list

https://randomwordgenerator.com/ - provides list of words only; one of my favourite

https://randomword.com/ - gives a random word plus its explanation

https://randomwordgenerator.com/fake-word.php - when you need inspiration for a brand or domain name

Let me know if you have any other sites and what you use them for and I can add to this list.