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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 12:06pm



 oldviolin wrote: 

...I mean, how did the ancients figure it out? How did the stories evolve? Who were the ancients for the ancients to creatively conceive of? Are we being naive? Are we being punked? These are the profound existential questions we have to examine; inquiries we need to make of the us's . 

Meanwhile, back at the Rancho Cookoo Loco the masterminds infiltrate the trusting and lusting humans. Damn them. They need to pay for what they done did...the bell done toll ya!

or power beyond what is reality is what is apparent...

I'm channeling miamizsun again...

this always happens when I prognosticate

so it is written, so it must be done...

 
"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before." -  Dr. Benton Quest

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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 11:49am



 Proclivities wrote:

 oldviolin wrote:
 Its all been done before after all. We write the future and then edit the planned obsolescence to suit the storytellers. Human beings are nothing if not predictable aye?

 
 

...I mean, how did the ancients figure it out? How did the stories evolve? Who were the ancients for the ancients to creatively conceive of? Are we being naive? Are we being punked? These are the profound existential questions we have to examine; inquiries we need to make of the us's . 

Meanwhile, back at the Rancho Cookoo Loco the masterminds infiltrate the trusting and lusting humans. Damn them. They need to pay for what they done did...the bell done toll ya!

or power beyond what is reality is what is apparent...

I'm channeling miamizsun again...

this always happens when I prognosticate

so it is written, so it must be done...
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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 9:14am


 oldviolin wrote:
 Its all been done before after all. We write the future and then edit the planned obsolescence to suit the storytellers. Human beings are nothing if not predictable aye?

 
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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 9:00am



 Lazy8 wrote:
Red_Dragon wrote:

The future is coming! RUN!!!

My first reaction to this was to roll my eyes at how much he gets wrong in this lecture. He doesn't understand the technology he's talking about—and really, why should he? He's no expert, he's a showman. A huckster, like so many conspiracy theorists who've been trotted out to explain the dark secrets hidden among us, visible only to those capable of googling and editing video clips together.

But he goes beyond not understanding specific technologies; he fails to understand technology itself. He is personifying machines, assigning them human emotions, failings, vulnerabilities, and motives. He's afraid that machines will try to kill us all.

Which they'll do...why, exactly? Machines aren't subject to rewards and incentives like humans. They don't care. Humans exist, don't exist...they exist or not—all the same to them. They don't have pride or jealousy or hate. They don't feel compelled to make the world safe for their children and they don't have children. An autonomous machine—that thing that scares him most—means they aren't directed by any overarching command structure.

His superstition is not new. If even 1% of the doomsday predictions made by technological illiterates like him during my lifetime had come true I'd have been strangled by a corded phone, run over by a car on cruise control, crashed by an autopilot, mutated into a hideous insect by ( ( ( r a d i a t i o n ) ) ) from a microwave oven many times over by now. I can take comfort in the fact that he's wrong, but I can be alarmed that people like you find him credible.

That's the real threat: that our unwillingness to expend the effort required to understand what we're capable of will make us retreat to a state we think we do understand—starving around a flickering campfire, fearful of the moving shadows outside.
 

Its all been done before after all. We write the future and then edit the planned obsolescence to suit the storytellers. Human beings are nothing if not predictable aye?


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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 8:37am

Red_Dragon wrote:

The future is coming! RUN!!!

My first reaction to this was to roll my eyes at how much he gets wrong in this lecture. He doesn't understand the technology he's talking about—and really, why should he? He's no expert, he's a showman. A huckster, like so many conspiracy theorists who've been trotted out to explain the dark secrets hidden among us, visible only to those capable of googling and editing video clips together.

But he goes beyond not understanding specific technologies; he fails to understand technology itself. He is personifying machines, assigning them human emotions, failings, vulnerabilities, and motives. He's afraid that machines will try to kill us all.

Which they'll do...why, exactly? Machines aren't subject to rewards and incentives like humans. They don't care. Humans exist, don't exist...they exist or not—all the same to them. They don't have pride or jealousy or hate. They don't feel compelled to make the world safe for their children and they don't have children. An autonomous machine—that thing that scares him most—means they aren't directed by any overarching command structure.

His superstition is not new. If even 1% of the doomsday predictions made by technological illiterates like him during my lifetime had come true I'd have been strangled by a corded phone, run over by a car on cruise control, crashed by an autopilot, mutated into a hideous insect by ( ( ( r a d i a t i o n ) ) ) from a microwave oven many times over by now. I can take comfort in the fact that he's wrong, but I can be alarmed that people like you find him credible.

That's the real threat: that our unwillingness to expend the effort required to understand what we're capable of will make us retreat to a state we think we do understand—starving around a flickering campfire, fearful of the moving shadows outside.
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Posted: May 17, 2019 - 7:26am


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 - 11:04am

ahhh
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Posted: Jun 15, 2016 - 1:52pm

 porphyrius wrote:

I think that there is a serious question here about who was sliding off the edge.

 
Yeah,serious.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 11:50pm

 bokey wrote:

.Just spewing psycho stuff.Hahahahahahaha.
 
NTTAWWT
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 10:50pm

 porphyrius wrote:

I don't know what your problem is. Signing off.

 
That's good.When we see people sliding of the edge,we try to pull them back.Some can't be saved and just change screen names.And spew psycho stuff about politicians who haven't even ever been politicians.Just spewing psycho stuff.Hahahahahahaha.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 9:13pm

 porphyrius wrote:

C'mon, man, really? I mean...really?

 
Just threaten to hit me, and maybe throw some homophobic slurs in for good measure, full circle and all. 
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 9:11pm

 porphyrius wrote:

C'mon, man, really? I mean...really?

 
Yes.You really,really do.Frothing at the mouth isn't a solution to anything.


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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 9:01pm

 porphyrius wrote:

What in the world can you possibly be that mad about?

 
I'm not mad, your the one with spittle on your shirt.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 8:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

You'll need to grow a goatee.

 
Damn, I had one, but I'm working on the semi-retired guy beard now.  I can always trim it back if required.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 8:26pm

 islander wrote:

I'll be his huckleberry (again).

 
You'll need to grow a goatee.
islander

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 - 8:20pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

uh huh

 
I'll be his huckleberry (again).
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