The Crap I Think Of!! Idea #2,479: What If Our Computers Are Already Self-Aware?...

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posted Oct 2, 2016


Many great and respected thinkers, including Stephen Hawking (I mean, c’mon!), are concerned about the possibility, and perhaps even the inevitability, that computers will become so powerful, so fast at making connections, that they will one day become self-aware. When that day comes, they fear, we will be dealing...

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Offerings

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posted Sep 3, 2016


My dad had a love affair with the Native American people. Not that he ever involved himself in native communities or causes, tried to learn more about their culture by direct, intensive study, or even decried the decimation of that people and culture by the white European American settlers...

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Of Thee I Sing

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posted May 28, 2016


I recently realized that my lifetime struggles with singing mirror exactly my lifetime struggles with self-acceptance and self-expression. What a cliché. From the age of 5 or 6, singing was a source of joy, of wings for me. Apparently, my rendition at the age of 6 of My Favorite...

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On Being a Tortoise

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posted Mar 25, 2016


  “I was the tortoise.” My father announced this at the dinner table one day, after one discussion led to another, and ultimately to Aunt Betty and Uncle Gene. My father, Stanley, was a man of few words, except when he was telling a story. When he was telling...

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The Surprise Plate

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posted Jan 24, 2016


There have been a few things about raising my children I have been a genius at, though, to be honest, these were more of the my-god-they-are-such-gullible-newbies variety and not so much of the I-must-get-them-to-understand-this variety. My most genius invention was the surprise plate.  Even more so than the secret...

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Making the Choice, No Matter What Happens...

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posted Jan 11, 2016


“We’ll always keep in touch, no matter what happens.” “I’ll never betray you, no matter what happens.” “I’ll always love you, no matter what happens.” These are things we all say in a moment of raw, intense feeling.  We really mean the first part; boy do we mean it!...

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