Monthly Archives: August 2019
In our society we consider elderly to mean diminished. We could mean developed, expanded, enlarged, grown, extended, amplified. :- Doug.
This is not the way it must be. :- Doug.
Is a human a brain? Is a brain limited to a skull? Is a mind limited to a brain? What do you think? And why? And how? What do you choose to think and why? What do your friends choose … Continue reading
At the potluck picknick yesterday, I did not, as intended, speak out loud the question, “What does in mean to be human?” Yet I received a response. It left me closer to the question, “What can it mean?” I brought … Continue reading
I no longer have a 5 0’clock shadow I have a 5 o’clock silver lining :- Doug.
Beyond What does it mean to be human: What can it mean? :- Doug.
A special subset among the chronologically gifted the elders serving growing eyes on the futures serenely altruistic :- Doug.
Two joys rise to the top among elders joy of learning joy of serving :- Doug.
To look back 300 years is to look across what appears an essentially linear landscape. To look forward 300 years is trying to see over an exponential hill: it is a much farther distance. Maybe we should look back 3,000 … Continue reading
What can it mean we are about to have human-created evolution? Can we be conscious of what our created evolution is creating? Science and technology cannot help but create bigger problems: can they be our sole saviors? Are there other … Continue reading
The muddle, uncomfortable as it is, is a required resource for growth and order. Muddle is chaos is necessary. :- Doug.
Is that the question we want? The question we need? The question that carries us the furthest in the right direction? :- Doug.
We are living into the futures. :- Doug.
Ask yourself: are stories only about the past? Are questions only about right answers? If not, what skylights does this open for the elders now and in 11 generations? :- Doug.
Thinking needs to be now. :- Doug.
Yes, I need to think. Will machines in the future actually think? Probably. Will we mesh with them? Probably. Will we notice? Probably not. Will I think, now? Probably, but will I want to? Hopefully just a little more than … Continue reading
Just as time stands still and passes unnoticed when traveling at light speed, so enhanced intelligence will not seem fast nor unusual to those using it. :- Doug.