Saturday, February 6, 2016

It's too late, baby

“Some of the most popular sci-fi movies—2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, The Matrix, Transcendence, Ex Machina, and many others—have been based on the notion that artificial intelligence will evolve to a point at which humanity will not be able to control its own creations, leading to the demise of our entire civilization. This fear of rapid technology growth and our increasing dependence on it is certainly warranted, given the capabilities of current machines built for military purposes.”

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates Warn About Artificial Intelligence.


“The year is 2050 [or 5020 or there is no CE because 'Jesus' too was a hypothetical within a simulation] and super-intelligent robots have taken over the planet [or another place 'far, far away'.

Except you have no idea, because you're living in a computer simulation [in a persistent state of deception], depicting what life was like [of hypothetically could have been like] in [a simulated] 2015.

Everything you see and touch right now has been created by robotic overlords who are using [simulated] humanity as playthings in their virtual game. [That is the only way the robots can 'experience' the world.] [And yes, Virginia, some robots pull the simulated wings off of simulated flies except YOU AND I are in the same category as the simulated flies!]

That's the radical theory put forward by a [growing] number of scientists over [recent] years, who claim there is a possibility that our world as we know it is fake.”

Freethinkers ARE the virus in the machine - the NEOs.

Matthew 7:7-8King James Version (KJV - a.k.a. the Masonic Bible of Sir Francis Bacon)

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Shakespeare too was an invention of Masonic "Freethinkers."

The Genealogy of Terah in the first printing of the 1611 KJV.

"I greet you, my brother."

Biblical Ishmael is banished to "the wilderness of Beer-sheba," while the narrator of Moby-Dick wanders, in his own words in "the wilderness of waters."

Beersheba is the name of the well at which Abraham and Abimelech took an oath (Genesis 21:31).

In Moby-Dick's famous opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” Melville establishes a great mystery. Ishmael asks “e'er within your Shades did lie A youth so tortur'd, so perplexed as I?”

I will NOT solve it for you here. Go research it for yourself. I will give you a CLUE:

Now, go knock on doors...


But for all the mystery and portent and references to eastern tradition that Hall’s built into the verses, the chorus couldn’t be more clear: “Slip into this house as you pass by,” Erickson exhorts us. And yeah, it’s clear even without having read Eye Mind that he’s talking specifically about turning on as a shortcut to enlightenment, which is at this remove from 1967 a notion that’s, at best, quaint. Heard only in that light, “Slip Inside This House” is pure anachronism.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The romanticized authority of the Reagan Right

There is a big disconnect between how republicans define leadership qualities (they tend to use words like authority, power, and emotional intelligence) while what is actually required is a person who can lead teams and working groups. In the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers from Stanford explored which qualities matter most for performance and team success, and what can damage it.

Republicans think the most common leadership quality is charisma, command, or character. People like Ronald Reagan, Billy Graham, and Jerry Fallwell are often named with a certain religious devotion in common. But Lindred Greer, a member of the research team from Stanford, maintains that although the image of a charismatic CEO is romanticized, a good leader earns their authority.

The romanticized authority of Ronald Reagan (above).

To apply her research to this election cycle: there are three strategies voters should use to ensure the leadership they select at the ballot box is sound:

1. Select for competence. Use of objective measures should displace “connections,” persuasiveness, or the appearance of authority.

2. Stick to the best information. A good leader will value others’ skills and expertise and be willing to share power when they are not best suited to make a decision.

3. Keep a skill scorecard. Political challenges should be evaluated regularly to see whose skill set is most up to the task. "Leadership roles are better assigned once you understand who knows what, and this will shift in the course of the primaries as new issues arise,"

And, a good leader does NOT earn their authority through the "religious trauma" of hate-talk radio!

"The intensity with which many religious fundamentalists hold their faith, which by definition they can’t justify with logic, is frightening to me and many others."

As for the ultra-right:

When given the opportunity to explain the difference, a return to "romanticized authority" was the coping mechanism. (e.g. They do not know,)

All of that hyperbole aside, the difference that really matters:

But THERE IS HELP for the right for those with a burning desire to serve their particular god (based on two suppositions)...

1. If god is real (which skeptics doubt and atheists deny)

2. If Pizza is real (which quantum physics questions)



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Culling the Herd

The GOP Herd

Trump has 27 percent, while Cruz and Kasich have 12 percent, Bush has 11 percent, and Rubio has 10 percent.

"The battle for second place... has intensified, with Kasich of Ohio, Cruz of Texas, and Jeb Bush of Florida all pulling about 12 percent of the vote, and Marco Rubio of Florida has 10 percent...

Still far ahead is Donald J. Trump with 26 percent of the vote.

Rephrased, aside from the Donald, for the rest it's all about #2.

Even for FAUX Snews, it's all about #2.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GOP Victory Flush

Cruz and Rubio are two tea-baggers - birds-of-a-feather.

Tea-bagging (in one sense) is purposely or accidentally dunking one's scrotum in a toilet (e.g. the GOP).

Why a GOP Victory Flush?

A couple of turds just headed down the drain!

Sometimes, being a 1%er is not a big plus.

A libertarian does not a presidential candidate make.

What is a "conservative" to do?

Vote for the GOP out of loyalty - and the inability to think.

What is a republican to do? (See below)

Things are NOT what you think. The above republican is drinking his fill of the GOP kool-aide directly from the source (not THE source*).

* there is more than one toilet to choose from