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An internet chum wrote to me from California yesterday, saying, "Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind." Although largely ignorant of the tendrils that artificial intelligence puts out, I find myself agreeing and simultaneously wondering what others thought.
Here's my vaporous rambling on the topic: http://genkaku-again.blogspot.com/2017/05/ai-and-juicy-bits.html
-It seems to me, in a way, AI already has. Look about the next time you go out. Do you see the masses with their heads down peering into their smart phones as the walk, eat, drive and sit besides one another? These folks are present but not present, they have virtual friends but feel alienated and lonely. There are consumers, yet they are the ones being consumed by this soma...
I have no way of visiting a temple what do I do?
-Don't visit a temple...
-Excuse me for interrupting. @grackle, in my opinion, when we show compassion, justice often flows from the act. However, as to an expectation of justice for ourselves; justice is like the rain, sometimes it falls and sometimes it doesn't.
Point (maybe it's having a beer with fish and chips?)
There is a Zen expression: "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."