My hunch is that if there is a first post-singularity computer it is God i.e. it has been here for a while i.e. alpha & omega i.e. is and was and always will be. And nature, tech, people, whatever time/place/whatever are all folded into that.
Some questions: why are there glitches (errors, sins, deaths)? why were there in a first place? are there, actually? could there be fewer, less? could things be better? are they already?
I don’t know but I also read that awesome Vonnegut short story “EPICAC” this week and it hits on those lines of necessity, breaking, grace. And haven’t had time to figure out the details of how PTDC’s The Phenomenon of Man & Christian collective consciousness/convergence theories fit in but…. my guess is you can extrapolate from evolution to include tech via extension, metaphor, and predicted pattern.
And since it’s Holy Week, what about Christ? Well it just seems to make sense that self sacrifice is at the core of things. Nothing seems to shake the roots of this doctrine.
April 12, 2014 at 4:08pm
"The world seemed to splash into a million whirling specks of light, and subsequent proceedings interested him no more."
KERRY I <3 YOU GIRL
"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This
hope is happening
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Well, I’m not a daily writer. If I’m working on something that’s going well I write a lot, but then I’ll go a long time without writing. I’m always making notes and paying attention, but as far as working three hours a day everyday, God bless the people who can do that. I’m not of them.
Mary Miller in an interview with Down & Out
[Whenever anyone asks if I’m done with my thesis.]
Amen amen for spirit and spontanaeity
I’m not exactly a neuroscientist, but this all seems to be the case:
No dreams/can’t remember dreams: my body was so tired it put all its energy into healing its physical self, meaning dreaming probably happened but as a necessary activity and not a leisure activity. I was so busy healing/surviving (fight or flight, if you will; attending to immediate muscle/system needs) that I could not pay proper attention to the subconscious activity.
Dreams/can remember dreams: being slightly more rested, my body can relax and let me become a part of it’s subconscious mental process. I have the luxury of awareness of my subconscious when I am not using all your energy to heal/survive.
…dreams being the process by which your subconscious uses imagination and metaphor to sort out it’s psychological issues, to piece together the incongruities of life/day so that you can wake up with a tight, continuous, sensical narrative and begin the day well again. So then when you are very worn out, your body prioritizes physical healing a la Maslow’s heirarchy of needs. When you are taking good care of your self, sleep can perform a different function, not unlike self-therapy.
While it doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re having good dreams or bad dreams (as both can help you figure out, by imagination and experience and logic, what’s going on in your life/in the world around you), from what I know/hear/think it seems the case that being stuck in a series of bad dreams means being stuck in a state of panic — wherein your body is so uptight/anxious that it can’t actually physically heal itself. This we can liken to someone so stressed they can’t eat. And insomniacs, same deal, but awake — so “on their toes” (fight or flight, again) that they cannot shut the body down or off.
I have always slept pretty well so I have the luxury of figuring out what’s going on in my life/mind/body in the nights that I don’t. Would be interested to hear other peoples’ thoughts on this.
"I am here if you need anything" vs. "If you need anything I’m here"
The former: establishes identity, allows for condition
The latter: identity is conditional
“‘One of the big shortages in this country,’ said Dilling philosophically, concentrating on lighting a cigarette, ‘is men who know how to do things, and know how to take responsibility and get things done.’”
A few days ago it was International Day of Happiness. I cannot believe I’ve been alive for twenty-five years and missed twenty- five International Happiness Days. On the way out of the gym a tiny woman wearing a lemon lime spandex suit gave me a postcard that said:
Today is International Day of Happiness! Let everyone know by taking pictures of happy things with the hashtag:
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don’t mean to be a lurker but this gal is one of my favorite bloggers/livers in the whole USA
Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art:
"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition.
The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.
(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)
Travis Bedel aka Bedelgeuse
2. More than you thought.
3. This is what it feels like
4. Anatomy of male orgasm
6. At the bottom
7. Blood Flowers
9. Conciousness collapse
Jesus: Make sure nobody is poor
Everyone: So like industrial capitalism?
February 25, 2014 at 3:27am
"But though we may not approve of how these obsessive innovators lived their lives, we can unequivocally admire both how they solved particular problems and the attributes that they brought to their crafts—the thoroughness, the dedication, and the passion."
Ugh — I have A LOT of beef with this book
When you find yourself saying “somehow,” that’s how you know you’re getting lazy. The whole point is to say, or at the very least imagine, exactly how.
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING
Let it rain let it pour
((now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened))
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