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Is a conscious robot an oxymoron?

Hypothetically speaking, robots might become conscious once there's an interface with consciousness. However, nobody knows what consciousness is. In my view, individual human consciousness is part of universal consciousness a.k.a. panpsychism. In my view, our soul is the likely "interface". Why are people so worried about artificial intelligence and/or machines (eg,...

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Chemistry

The word chemistry was quite often used during my recent viewing of Hallmark Christmas films; see my related blog. Defining chemistry is as hard as defining love. Both are container terms. The ancient Greek had at least 6 different words for love (eg, Wiki). Chemistry has at least 3 types. My diagram is the result of a conversation. Once again, she has inspired me....

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The 3 stages of ignorance

Recently, the FT mentioned a 2022 book by Andy Borowitz, an American satirist: Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumber and Dumber (eg, Amazon). I just listened to his interview on PBS. He mentions 3 stages in ignorance: (i) ridicule, (ii) acceptance, and (iii) celebration. According to Andy Borowitz, stage 1 was in the 1970s (eg, Ronald Reagan)....

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How to deal with an information overload

Today, every supplier wants our immediate attention for selling their products and/or services. The use of email offerings appears to be outdated (eg, NYT-2021, Validity-2022). Many if not all suppliers offer apps, including (annoying) pop-up messages. It's easy to lose focus and on what (really) matters in life. Example: I just received an email (sic!) from...

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Outsmarting

I have a friend who is clever, smart, and a professional. Nevertheless, I fear for his safety and so does his family. For some months, I have been urging him to relocate and find safer grounds. He agrees there is a risk. He does not act on it. I haven't asked him why. I should do because everything follows Why. I've used many arguments for my plea. He counters these...

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Saving grace heals the pains

I noticed the expression above in Cold Case (ie, Se3, Ep7), a crime-drama TV series rated 7.6 in IMDb. This unfamiliar expression raised my curiosity right away. A saving grace is "something positive in an otherwise bad situation". Hence, the addition "heals the pains". My friend's recent death (see my blog) fits the expression above. I'm relieved that his suffering...

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