You were born with a brain that makes you feel like you need to defend your ideas, even when you know you are wrong.
I think consciousness itself is something like “riding a wave”.
You are a Computationally Bounded Observer, with a Vector, a Speed, a Point of View, and, a structure that enables all of this to “surf” from the past into the future, along A Given Trajectory through the great Mishmash. The History of Your World is comprised of your memories: formed of the physical connections caused […]
Daily Writing Prompt ☞ Do you believe in God?
I am unsure if “G_d” is a thing that is aware of itself, but, my behaviour attempts to account for it being true.
Is there a metaphor in machine learning for the following concept?
Given a list of ideas, which also has some “pseudo-notation” that may be more harmful than helpful, but I think is helping me: I would like to understand something meaningful about Y. Y seems to me to be dependent upon something about it’s relationship with an unknown, labeled X. Y|~X “Y given unknown entity X” […]
How many of me are there in here?
I like to watch Seinfeld with the idea in mind that Jerry, George, Elaine, and, Kramer are actually all the same person. They are one person (Jerry’s) different impulses in how to deal with situations.
In Celebration of “Norm!”
It just occurred to me in the “everyman” character, Norm, was, in fact, a narrative device to normalize the behaviour that he exhibited — go to bar, sit with friends, discuss meaningful shit in meaningless ways. The other patrons’ response to Norm walking in to Cheers, specifically, is. It’s not a hypernormalization, mind you — they’re […]
When your fav bartender shares her books with you.
Why Richard Powers and Lewis Thomas Are Must-Reads
When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. But one whose parts and operations can be described like the components… — Read on nautil.us/issue/66/clockwork/we-are-all-bewildered-machines