Intelligence

Who would disagree with Stephen Hawking, Artificial Intelligence is dangerous. I think it also offers something to a chaotic species, dispassionate thought. AI has come a long way. It now performs surgery, drives cars, builds houses, grows food, but it will never enjoy escargot. Ultimately AI will provide us an opportunity for evolution, we will […]

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Revolt

This post was inspired by two Netflix series. Mr Robot where an insurgent group called FSociety revolts against money and debt. Squid Game in which people play a game to win money or die. Thinking about it, the best way to revolt against money is to choose where we spend, a passive revolt. Choose not to […]

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Puteh

A second cat cremation, farewell Puteh. They say there is one certainty in life, death. I hope you make friends with Momo in cat heaven. Puteh was a very dear being to my wife who cares for relationships more than form. Puteh was a car park cat for most of her life, my wife fed […]

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Bankrupt

Watching the news, humanity is very primitive allowing so much poverty, starvation, disease, death and war. Not providing fundamentals to every human life, to one and all. There are reports about immigrants searching for life and instead finding death at national borders. We hope for goodwill, love and care but remain self interested in the […]

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Mr Robot

A Netflix series about hacking and the corruption of money, an attempt to erase debt. The very last episode enters a parallel universe in which character desires come true. Scientifically we believe they exist, multiple universe theory. It’s also a good depiction of multiple personality disorder, quite an exploration of mind.  FSociety revolts against money […]

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Simulation

Like the film “the Matrix”, are we living in a simulation? Is reality virtual? Elon Musk says “We’re most likely in a simulation”, I think he puts it at a billion to 1 that we’re not, we might create simulation from simulation. I don’t think it makes a difference, we exist and have always wondered […]

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Rebirth

Dear fellow coma victims, The main purpose of this blog is to record of my recovery from coma. Here’s an update to that end. After 9 years I do feel that I am gradually becoming myself. During much of my recovery I’ve been cynical about the possibility of ‘me’ again. There have been various issues […]

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Afghanistan

The US went into Afghanistan for Osama bin Laden, to pay retribution for 9/11. Understandable action given beliefs about the twin towers, to now leave the country devoid of stability is questionable. Indeed any country faces its own demons but US intervention contributed to the Taliban. Sure the Taliban is in part a public expression, […]

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Aborigines

Australian Aboriginal culture is the oldest in the world. Wikipedia suggests that they’ve existed for at least 65,000 years. That’s a fair bit longer than the ancient Greeks. I feel there is much to learn from Aborigines. After the stolen generation and many years without their natural liberty, like New Zealand and the Maoris I […]

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Kiss The Ground

At last some hope about Global Warming, they have found a way to stop it, regenerate the soil. “Kiss the Ground” is a Netflix documentary about how the earth can absorb much of the atmospheric carbon. In the first place the carbon came from the ground because of farming, deforestation, desertification; as detailed in the […]

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Down to Earth

The Netflix series Down to Earth inspired me write a post about what we can do to stop climate change. An entertaining series about many things, focussing on climate change. From my understanding, the best thing we can do as individuals to stop it is become vegan. Another documentary on Netflix “Kiss the Ground” shows […]

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Reality

American cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman says humans don’t perceive actual reality but fabricate one through consciousness as a means of communication between conscious agents. An example, when a computer displays an image the underlying data isn’t an image, its 1’s and 0’s. Our reality too isn’t the actual.  It’s difficult to deny the existence of […]

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Nothingness

After my descent into coma I have considered the effects thereof questioning nothingness. I now think of reality in different terms, perhaps everything is derived from consciousness. They say in quantum that matter requires consciousness to exist, perception to actualise a state. There is a school of thought that suggests all things including matter are derived […]

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Film

During this time of Covid I thought to suggest some Netflix films…. SPACE ODYSSEY 2001 Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001 is about intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence of HAL and unknown intelligence from space. Space Odyssey gives birth to a new life form, dare I say consciousness. Not as a direct consequence of the film but AI has emerged […]

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SpaceX

SpaceX has stimulated human fascination, we are becoming explorers again. Elon Musk’s Tesla car attempts to address global warming, Neuralink human technology integration, but for SpaceX to explore the universe takes the cake. He intends to send his first rocket to Mars in 2024. We once explored the Earth with ships, soon the universe with […]

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Vote

At the last US presidential election America voted in a failed capitalist. Trump’s business had just survived bankruptcy in court, he has so much debt. If Russia can influence a US election by Facebook, I too must give it a go. He was only able to reduce tax because of the economy left by Obama […]

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Simulation

One day artificial intelligence or humans will create Simulation, a virtual reality like the film “the Matrix“. Perhaps today we live in a simulation of the year 2020, why not? I think simulation will be useful for AI. Indeed when we do simulate we will readily use it to time travel, to experience that day […]

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Coma

Dear fellow coma victims, I think I’ve discovered something about recovery from coma because of Covid and social distancing. The new pathways in the brain require regular stimulation otherwise they returns to empty space, it again becomes a virgin pathway. The new pathway is not permanent, if not used regularly you must teach again. My walking […]

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CRISPR

When we cut a person’s DNA double helix, as it repairs itself we can force a change in their DNA through the RNA in a CRISPR enzyme. By editing the DNA code of an embryo you can dramatically change a person: the shape of their face, their IQ, height, propensity for cancer. The documentary Human […]

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Run

Coma victims, it seems the brain’s neurological rewiring after coma is not certain. I suspect the brain often tries to use the old faulty pathway because of familiarity. Maybe for a time it oscillates between the old and new route as it tries to establish new pathway for that information. A suspicion given I’m not […]

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