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2016 October

Supplementary

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”


Not so sure climate change is a big issue anymore.  Bigger things to be concerned about..like robots taking over the world.  Fracking is a good thing.  When asked why he changed his “super green tune” so much from 8 years ago, when the same guy interviewed him?  He is now 97 and was 88 the last time they spoke.  He said, “we all grow up a bit with time.”  J

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/30/james-lovelock-interview-by-end-of-century-robots-will-have-taken-over

Brian Brittain


Mike’s response:

When you look at the burden of bias we carry and realize that machine learning absolves most of that through good AI, Lovelock is onto the central theme and double-edged sword of not just robots but the freedom of evolution that AI is not burdened with because of born-in-bias.

mike

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Cam Newton: T-shirt with MLK quote was ‘fitting for what was going on

Cam Newton: T-shirt with MLK quote was ‘fitting for what was going on’
Cam Newton says he wore an MLK T-shirt to “bring awareness to everyone” and hinted that he may continue the message this week.
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The quote said in all capital letters: “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” MLK

I caught this today during the ball games…

When I first saw the quote, it made sense at one level, but at other levels, it just didn’t sit right–I felt an immune response–as would natural when you know I’m cored at CP-RED.

The quote said in all capital letters: “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” MLK

It just doesn’t make sense–and I know I’m asking for trouble, but this is a typical FS-GREEN meme–they don’t have to make sense. They are affiliative in nature and logic is not a requirement.

Now with Jim’s influence, I now believe it doesn’t make this zero sum in my mind anymore, but to suggest that there will Justice ANYWHERE is an illusion–a metaphoric rhetorical–I imagine;)

One might think that MLK was blue, but from everything I’ve seen and heard, he was FS-GREEN, which is likely why he was killed at the time because of how FS-GREEN derives social power–it’s very scary to those who can’t understand social reverence.

I thought it was interesting to view it this way and wanted to share these thoughts because SO MANY PEOPLE are really confused right now about what is taking place and those who are FS-GREEN at any level are struggling with their memetic counterparts as all the basins seek to cope with accelerating complexity.

Imagine trying to practically create justice across the board–what would we do with the mechanism of trade offs, if we had to gauge everything by equal justice?

Our own motive structure would disable itself in the paralysis!

While it does make sense at some level, it gets us into the fairness = same delusion, and down the rabbit hole it all goes.

The slippery slope is so wide and so steep that we have to be careful what we wish for…now I’m back to guarding asymmetry again;)

mike

 

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Obama’s Favored Tactics of War…

Barack Obama has claimed that drone and other airstrikes, his favored tactics of war, have killed between 64 and 116 civilians during his administration, a tally which was criticized as undercounted even before Friday’s announcement.”

“To critics, the secrecy has for years permitted Obama to conceal the damage in human lives inflicted by what he calls “targeted killing”, insulating him politically from the consequences of lethal decisions that the president has decided can occur anywhere on earth for an indefinite duration.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/01/obama-drones-strikes-civilian-deaths%3f0p19G=e?client=safari

mike