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Ba-Tish! Almost weekend now!
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
no VR headset - let your pet travel too, back to it's homeland etc
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)
shaped like a circle or cylinder.
shaped like a sphere.
a circular piece of something.
an act of visiting a number of people or places in turn.
1. so as to rotate or cause rotation; with circular motion.
"a plane circled round overhead"
so as to rotate and face in the opposite direction.
"he swung round to face her"
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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I've known this band for a month or two now, but this week their new album kind of clicked with me.
Voyager makes progressive metal with electronics mixed in.
The singer has a very nice, clean, voice.
The result reminds somewhat of Vola, who has been featured in the SOTW a few times before.
Runaway is the last track on the album and it blew me away (it also reminds of Vola's last track on Inmazes).
I find the sound somewhat poppy, but I fall asleep to extreme, psychedelic, black metal so maybe I'm not one to talk
On the drive up north for an appt. this morning I was thinking about knowledge and all the things we built with it - the vast concrete corridors that crisscross the nation I live in - the technologically amazing vehicles that navigate them, the alloys they are composed of, we've come a long way from Babylon, itself a far cry from the caves we painted. None of what follows is intended to minimize all of the considerable good that we have achieved.
And yet I look around at some of the hell that followed it, like nuclear bombs, massive pollution, and overpopulation. And since I'm posting this on the Internet it's only fair I address the medium: Right now we're staring down the business end of some bad choices we've made collectively with respect to privacy and with respect to national discourse (in the UK and the US at least that I've noticed) if not caused by the Internet then exacerbated by it.
And all of this makes me wonder if knowledge by itself is sufficient to continue human advancement. What about wisdom? I think we need it in conjunction with knowledge to achieve understanding. Just because we can do things doesn't necessarily mean we should. Just because we have the technology doesn't mean we won't harm ourselves with it, and the more powerful it is, the more damage it can do.
How do we move forward wisely? The more we advance in knowledge and the technology that follows, the more we need that wisdom, and looking around lately I feel like it's sorely lacking. It feels like the west is losing the plot, and the tech feels like part of why.
Knowledge is not a neutral thing. Nor is it necessarily all good. It is a complicated, useful and dangerous thing to have, all depending on how you employ it, which I think is where wisdom comes in. Are we getting more wise, or just more knowledgeable?
We didn't make those choices collectively; the world is not a family, but competing individuals divided in groups. If our group doesn't take advantage (even if it costs the global community), some other group will. That's why we're a tax-haven and some companies can cut deals with our tax man.
honey the codewitch wrote:
Just because we have the technology doesn't mean we won't harm ourselves with it, and the more powerful it is, the more damage it can do.
Goood. I want a bigger stick to hit than my neighbours have, and I want my nation to have bigger sticks than the neighbouring nations.
honey the codewitch wrote:
Are we getting more wise, or just more knowledgeable?
We are, in essence, competing apes. Technological advanced apes, yes, but I still wouldn't accept the Austrialians to rule our country with all their wisdom.
We won't change our ways until we are forced, and we will resist any change. Global cooperation requires a global dictatorship, and that would favor their local powerbase over other individuals. So no, I don't see any chance for collective decisions based on wisdom.
..and don't even bring up the idea we could trust scientists
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"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
I think it's an interesting question. One that has been shared by many thinker before.
Often though, they make the mistake to think there is something out there that already has the wisdom and we are ignoring it. I beg to differ, we came here by chance, emerging from the mud and without direction. The path ahead hasn't been crossed by anyone yet, necessary wisdom is yet to be found, or more precisely, invented.
The good news is that we are aware of our imperfection. At least some of us are.
I don't have any other opinion to share at this time....
Brings me to the question - "Why human advancement at all?*". Is it that happiness is directly proportional to human advancement?
On the other hand, I feel that happiness increases as the number of wants decreases. The lesser I possess, the happier I am. May sound philosophical, but such an idea works for me. Maybe age has taught this lesson - my age is 54.
*Yes, advancement in medicine is needed, to find remedies for modern day diseases. However, it looks like with the advancement in medicine, the types and complexity of diseases are also advancing - almost like the newer diseases are stubbornly saying "I will see how you cure me".
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