Artificial intelligence has already caused great harm, and without some serious changes to how we unleash these systems on the world, it will only get worse.
Intention, to me, is simply taking stock of the way in which you spend your day, so that you end up spending your life the way you intend. Here's how Bullet Journaling has helped me achieve that.
There haven't been a lot of movies I've seen in the past year or so that I thought were great. Last month I saw Mother!, and it was awesome. Now, I'm not going to spoil the more disturbing things in this movie, so I don't think I need a "trigger warning" for this post. In… Continue reading Mother! is Awesome
Last time we looked at the introduction to Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. That introduction already contained much of what gets fleshed out in the rest of the short book, so I'm going to mostly summarize stuff until we hit anything that requires serious critical thought. The first chapter goes into how computers… Continue reading Critical Postmodern Readings, Part 2: Finishing Lyotard
I don't want to make one of those click bait "the 90's had the best music EVER!!" posts. One can find really terrible music and really excellent music in any decade. It would be a futile task to claim one decade had the best music. I went down a strange rabbit hole the other day,… Continue reading Difficult Subject Matter in 90’s Song Lyrics
I've been reading Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter. The book is quite good so far, and it presents a fascinating probabilistic argument that humans will go extinct in the near future. It is sometimes called the Carter Catastrophe, because Brandon Carter first proposed it in 1983. I'll use Bayesian arguments, so you might want to review some… Continue reading The Carter Catastrophe
Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of those weird cultural staples that literally everyone has heard of it. Most people over a certain age have probably seen the movie, but ask them what it's about, and they probably have no idea. It's kind of fascinating to think how a novella/film gets to such a point. I… Continue reading Year of Short Fiction Part 4: Breakfast at Tiffany’s