One of my friends posted the link to this on his Facebook, but since then I have seen it pop up a bunch of other places and I understood why after I watched it. It is an absolutely amazing blend of technology and music. Watch and be amazed :D
Ignorance leads to anger as anger leads to violence. Violence breeds resentment, which then ferments into hate. Hate is the fuel for wars and wars are the path to ruin. Ruin causes sorrow…
Sorrow is where the cycle can either begin again or break, depending both upon the attitude of the victors (if war has any true victors) and the character of the defeated. Should the victors flaunt their achievement ignorantly or the defeated seek revenge for past atrocities then it all starts again. But should both sides seek to make amends for whatever wrongs they may have committed then new prosperity may arise from the ashes of the ruins and lead to an era of peace and acceptance.
Futility of Ingenuity (Without the resources to expand upon the ideas)
I have so many ideas floating around in my head right now; music, graphic designs, engineering ideas and a bunch of other crazy things. Unfortunately I have none of the equipment/software or training to do anything about them. Which sucks. Because I know that I will eventually start to forget them, like the engineering thing… I think I just forgot it… damn. Oh wells… Maybe I should start writing these things down somewhere instead of just keeping it in my head, which I would’ve done if for the fact that I have spent most of the day returning from an amazing trip in Chicago.
Hmm… writing these things down will be hard to do though, as the music is an algorithm of repeating and sequencing notes, the graphic designs are a series of pictures (or edited photos, haven’t decided which one I should shoot for… if I ever get the equipment to be able to shoot for anything of course.). The engineering thing is a set of schematics, I for one don’t even know how to draw schematics. Some of the other things are easier though, such as some of my thoughts on philosophies, or science.
Then again that is assuming that any of my ideas are worth saving, I think that some of them are genuinely good, but that is my biased and insane opinion. Then again, why should I care as to what others will think of my ideas, if I think they are good then I should do my best to see them through… I almost convinced myself of that right there. I think in truth that I seek validation and praise from others to prove to the world, but mainly myself, that I am worthy of the high standards that people hold me to. Growing up under such pressures can be taxing as my recent problems have proven, but luckily time and hard work will overcome some of my deep seated insecurities and that will free me from some of the burdens I am under so that I can be happy(er?) and do what I feel I want other than what I feel I need to do to impress others.
In truth I don’t know. I am coming under self-revelations while writing this so the quality, or even the line of thought, of this post is probably lacking compared to my already inferior posts.
Well thanks for reading my insignificant rambling again you wonderful people, I hope I did not disappoint too much
Here I am at the end of my week long trip to Chicago, and I have just realized how much I liked the trip and the city in general. I think Chicago has now become my third choice, of places I have visited, that I might like to live in (after San Fransisco and London).
I think that part of the joy I have had from this trip has been the absolutely spectacular weather, a sunny, dry eighty or so degrees everyday of it that has made it wonderful to walk around a couple of the beautiful parks they have.
But I also think that part of my joy of this trip was sort of escaping reality, or at least my current situation at home, for a short - albeit sweet - amount of time.
Well that’s all I feel like writing tonight. Wait, no it’s not. I have been listening to my 32 favorite Massive Attack songs on repeat this whole trip which has made me realize both the beauty of their music, both lyrically and… umm… musically, and what they have done to inspire much of the other music I like by really opening up trip-hop as a genre.
Right, now I am done writing (publically at least) because my fingers are hurting from having to post this on my iTouch and (ohmygod I has had a revelations!) I think I am starting to feel worried about lowering my barriers and exposing more of my thoughts and feelings to people (all four of my current followers, I LURV YOU GUYS <3). Well, anyways, goodbye and thanks for reading some more of my ramblings. :D
Let’s say one day an AI develops sentience. Maybe it’s on its own one day and something suddenly triggers its self-awareness, or maybe it’s the result of long hours of research and development to finally trigger the desired reaction.
Does a sentient machine deserve human rights, or are are they automatically below humanity because we were their creators?
This is actually a pretty good point… I think my views are that once it develops self-awareness then we should observe how it would function in a real-world environment with rights and then base our more permanent decision off of that trial. Not all of the rights humans have would be pertinent to AI, but the ones that are should be given to it if it is shown that the AI know how to act responsibly (or at least as responsibly as most humans -.-)
We’ve already created machines which are superior to us. (How fast can you divide quaternions to 50 decimal points of accuracy?) We already create our own children, yet we wouldn’t argue that that makes them permanently inferior to us and unworthy of rights.
I guess it depends on the creation.
Oh, but don’t anticipate a robotic uprising unless you think we’re smart enough to program free will and free thought AND dumb enough not to limit them
My thoughts on this are that we know that our children will eventually grow to be (from a view comparing all the species of the world to each other) the same as us (hopefully :D). As for the superiority thing, those robots are superior in one thing and one thing only, and only because we have specifically designed them to equal, and often surpass, what a human could do on that, they would be less effective than a human at everything that is not their specific purpose.
As for the anticipation of a robotic uprising if they gain sentience and self-awareness there are the obvious questions as to why any AI would do that. On the other hand we could suppose that there could be a “virus” that was transmitted through all the robots of the world at that time that would inexplicably make them want to destroy humans (although I am skeptical about this seeing as we, if not the robots themselves, would have guarded themselves from attack). Anyways, referring to the last sub-paragraph of the last quote, we most likely couldn’t program certain base facets that would override any of the robots learning if it was truly on par with a human intelligence, even if we could theoretically program that in then they would undoubtedly find a way to weasel around those laws if they were determined enough (or the same human-killing virus could corrupt those law files). Also, we are assuming that robots will still be created by humans, when even now in the present many, if not most (especially electronics), are created using machines.
Enough of my rambling though, post your thoughts on this issue plox.
So apparently Tumblr is supposed to be a blog… which I have an account on. My point is that I am a beginner at blogging so I haven’t actually posted much other than links to videos so far, but I intend to change that (although intentions do not always lead to results). I have no idea what I will blog about when I start writing daily or weekly updates other than my life, which I consider to be rather boring, or music, which I am no expert on even if I might seem like one at times.
Anyways, this message was primarily to alert all of my followers (the count is one right now!) that I hope to start regularly writing about things… suggestions for topics or questions are very welcome.
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
I think I would most like to visit Paris, France. From what I have seen of it it is an amazingly beautiful city with many interesting things to do. I would also like to travel into the countryside to see many of the old villages, chateaus, and all the wonderful physical features of the country.