U3A

While visiting my mother in Paynesville I attended a U3A (University of the 3rd age) discussion group my father regularly attended before his passing. It is concerned with current affairs. So I raised these three topics, it was my father's job there to manage the discussion. 1. Global Warming Caused by burning fossil fuels - [...]

Cinema

'Ghosts in the Shell' is a film about the human brain transplanted into a robot. They are doing similar things today in medicine, amputees brains controlling artificial limbs. Things like manufactured arms and hands being controlled by the amputees nervous system. As the films subject suggests perhaps one day we will be able to transplant [...]

Blockchain

Blockchain and cryptocurrency... It seems AltCoin has had less interest than Bitcoin which may have become more controlled by the powers that be, or maybe not and both remain uncontrolled by government. Either currency might provide a truer exchange of value. It would prevent Trump's complaints about the Chinese manipulating currency exchange. For these new crypto [...]

Artificial

Often people in Melbourne challenge my thinking, and again, now on Artificial Intelligence (AI). I was thinking AI is merely the development of Human Intelligence (HI) minus the flaws. AI has access to the sum total of human knowledge recorded digitally and also that information's precise processing according to human systems, mathematics or medicine come [...]

Plato

In the time of Plato, his 'theory of forms' suggested that to see wasn't merely the act of observation but also of knowing, gnosis, perhaps self awareness. Gnosis represents non material observation, thought. That was our last evolutionary leap forward I believe. It gave us the modern world of thought, education, politics, art... I think human thought [...]

Artificial 

We  watched the film 'transcendence' again recently and can't wait until it becomes a reality. We are making several films about artificial intelligence of late, another 'ex-machina' come to mind in which we impose human thoughts like murder into AI, I guess you can't have love without killing. I think technology needs to take another leap forward [...]

Sequel

A concept for a sequel to 'Space Odyssey 2001' and 'Transcendence', both films depict the arrival of artificial intelligence and describe the relationship between consciousness and matter. The material world versus the non material world. The world of objects versus the world of thought. For both films consciousness is the product of electrical signals in the [...]