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 […]

Robin’s Strength

When I found out yesterday I just couldn’t process.  It wasn’t until I got home that it hit me. I fell against the wall and bawlled as if I’d lost my favorite uncle.  I never met Robin Williams but my whole life is entangled with his work.  Short, funny, & furry.. from a very early […]

Geriatric Flash

Flash is on assisted living these days, but back when it was young and spry it knew a trick or two.  I have love for Flash, especially back in the day when it was owned by Macromedia.  Before I had a computer that was powerful enough to do motion graphics and video, it was my […]

The Omitted Internet

As I’ve been preening my blog here I notice it reflects a greater pattern I’ve observed on social networks.  The Internet just rarely gets the whole story.  Through omission, laziness, inconsistency, or distraction it is impossible for the Internet to present a complete picture.  We love to think that all these logs and data record […]