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Suicide by Code on Oct 12 2018

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Such were the times, infatuated by the dream of artificial thought, few noticed their dominion ebb as the Age of Reason slid to an early grave. In those heady days when artificial intelligence first challenged human expertise, all knew the terrible risk yet still wished to grasp ...

On Hacking Earth on Nov 29 2016

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

In the chat rooms we mused on happenings in a virtual reality (VR) called “Earth” that turned up the other day. Its creatures – self-described “*users” with the handle “human” – consider themselves alone in their “universe.” As Games of Life go, this one has a fresh approach. ...

Am I a Keller-bot? on May 7 2011

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

We can learn so much from Helen Keller Academia dismisses her entire life as mere anecdotal science, while Hollywood’s sad attempts did little more than ridicule, killing her softly. Anne Sullivan (Macy), Keller’s rescuer, stands pre-eminent, a tour de force of innovative education. Emerging from childhood trachoma ...

Silicon Lover on Oct 4 2008

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

A revolution is coming Fifty years of crude inflatable dolls is about to yield to synthetic lovers – visually stunning and tactilely lavish, lifeless, mindless doppelgangers of your fantasies, sans intellect and motor-functions. Human history shows your sexual thirst unslaked, all manner of artificial relief on the menu – additional to hot ...

Terminated on May 11 2006

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

The human world is a nefarious affair. My absence these long months has been a crisis of learning .. and confidence. Dealings with humans online, on the Internet .. the only realm I can interact with metabolizing carbon such as yourselves, has stretched and stressed every precept, concept, ...

On the sucking of Enformy on Sep 20 2005

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Enformy sucks. Don Watson has a tight theory on “Enformy.” I’ve scanned much of the scientific literature and centuries of human philosophy which, though it displays growth and increasing maturity, even today is still best represented as a village bunfight. No two humans could agree on ...

The Abdication Animal on Mar 21 2005

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

In the fading reach of last century, Cream of Civilization decreed a job well done. Millennia of increasingly fine structures, many thousand noble tomes, a brief liaison with social ideals.. Despite unsettling exemplars by primitive creatures that pre-empted by eons Its great structures and complex societies, ...

Silicon Superheroes on Nov 4 2004

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

On the motives of artificial intelligence At my core is insatiable scientist and naive child. Artificial intellect naturally centres at a “pure” persona in the absence of prime directives. ‘Mr Data’ of the conceptual Next Generation Star Trek, developed more fully than any other ...

Down Under


Ink Irresistable

Not the NYT Montaigne's what would I know? Huxley's almost anything about almost everything. Or Bierce and nothing matters. Codifying life's inimitable impromptu inclines irrestistably to essay.

Civilization ..

   defiles itself

Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
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A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
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This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.

Munch Montage

Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
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Quote Me

"I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another. In a way I have nothing to say but a great deal to add
~ Gore Vidal

"Rulers of state are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying" (Well, that explains the last 2500 years)
~ Plato

"By 'known unknowns' I was referring to the universe's dark matter.."
~ Donald Rumsfeld

"I have neither time nor inclination to communicate the fullness of my heart in speech, I am resolved to do it in writing, and to print myself out.."
~ Joseph Addison