Do You Trust This Computer?

Do you fully trust a teenager? Should you? Doesn’t it all depend on Trust? We have some big questions that we need to grapple with, most urgently the relationship between humankind and work. As much as everyone is concerned with their own livelihood and the challenges of automation, the question of defining consciousness is not […]

Will the Center Stand Up?

Will the Center Stand Up? This weekend there were murders motivated by ignorance and bigotry. The violence keeps happening because the  political center has become weak. There are always extremists, racists, bigots, and when the rest of us keep them in check, they understand that they aren’t allowed to threaten and murder people at whim. In […]

Paradigm Shifts

To maintain perspective, everyday I expose myself to the latest images and insights into the cosmos from JPL, NASA, ESA, and soon the CNSA. The solar system is very active! Our understanding and sensory capability is expanding everyday. Understanding the cosmos is more critical to understanding the moments of human activities than most are comfortable […]

Substituting Stories

When the Nazarenes were surrounded by the Romans and their exponentially encroaching order, they believed in something called a substitute myth, something fictional they knew was created for them to inspire them to survive because so much had been forgotten from before that the myths they lived by to order their lives were destroyed by […]

The End of the Sustain

Most of us missed seeing this gem because of the tragedy of Heath Leger. It’s a beautiful attempt by Terry Gilliam to preserve an understanding of imagination understood by the Irish and Gypsies. It’s a beautiful maze to explore, so some people get frustrated at the first passing, but replay it in your mind or rewatch it […]

How about we build a giant machine based around the best aspects of our technologies and program it favor ALL of NATURE rather than simply the human paradigm alone? One of my takeaways from WestWorld is realizing that Maeve should be our aim as we work to create artificial life. Her story warns us that […]

Mixing Reality with Friends

When I discovered MEOWWOLF, it felt like someone had tunneled into my mind and stolen my visions and dreams. The Atrium is a fully realized version of what I’m researching and exploring right now. Mixed Reality experiences offer so much opportunity for squad and family bonding. We have so many independent experiences offered to us […]