Questioning Consciousness

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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:04 pm

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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby Cordelia » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 am

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The greatest sin is to be unconscious. ~ Carl Jung

We may not choose the parameters of our destiny. But we give it its content. ~ Dag Hammarskjold 'Waymarks'
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby stickdog99 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 pm

DrEvil » 15 Apr 2019 23:26 wrote:But think of all the cheap labor! Make them just smart enough to do difficult tasks but not smart enough to empathize.


Himmm ...
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby Sounder » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:47 pm

DrEvil » 15 Apr 2019 23:26 wrote:
But think of all the cheap labor! Make them just smart enough to do difficult tasks but not smart enough to empathize.



Himmm ...

Some very irresponsible people would maintain that was already done.
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby DrEvil » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:37 pm

stickdog99 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:17 pm wrote:
DrEvil » 15 Apr 2019 23:26 wrote:But think of all the cheap labor! Make them just smart enough to do difficult tasks but not smart enough to empathize.


Himmm ...


When you change a quote it's usually a good idea to point it out so people don't think I actually wrote that.

You just described a typical politician btw.
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 pm

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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby BenDhyan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:13 pm

What's supposed to be observed, I only see the cat still or moving?
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:42 pm

I can see Kitty more clearly by 'shaking’ my head… like walking ‘round the wild, wild woods, straining to see the source of a sound… shifting my eyes… stepping aside… re-setting my skull… re-searching again from another perspective, changing positions just be sure... to better discern through bushes and trees.

Once you’ve seen the kitty, of course, it’s the first thing you see when you search again.

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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby BenDhyan » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 am

I have astigmatism which probably explains why I don't see much difference, everything appears a bit blurry anyway. :)
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby thrulookingglass » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:21 am

“Who are you ?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a
conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “ I—I
hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I
know who I was when I got up this morning,
but I think I must have been changed several
times since then.”
“What do you mean by that ?” said the
Caterpillar sternly. “Explain yourself !”
“ I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,”
said Alice, “because I’m not myself, you see.”
“I don ’t see,” said the Caterpillar.
“ I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly,”
Alice replied very politely, “for I can ’t understand it myself to begin with ; and being so
many different sizes in a day is very confusing.”
“It isn’t,” said the Caterpillar.
“Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet,”
said Alice; “but when you have to turn into a
chrysalis—you will some day, you know—and
then after that into a butterfly, I should think
you’ll feel it a little queer, won’t you?”
“Not a bit,” said the Caterpillar.
“Well, perhaps your feelings may be different,” said Alice; “all I know is, it would feel
very queer to me.”
“You!” said the Caterpillar contemptuously.
“Who are you ?”
Which brought them back again to the beginning of the conversation. Alice felt a little
irritated at the Caterpillar’s making such very
short remarks, and she drew herself up and
said, very gravely, “I think, you ought to tell
me who you are, first.”
“Why?” said the Caterpillar.
Here was another puzzling question ; and, as
Alice could not think of any good reason, and
as the Caterpillar seemed to be in a very unpleasant state of mind, she turned away.
“Come back !” the Caterpillar called after
her. “I’ve something important to say!”
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 pm

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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby Harvey » Fri May 10, 2019 9:35 pm

Worrying about billboards in space being hacked or what they might be used to display is really quite funny. Directing so many resources toward so little (much like launching a car into space - of all things) is it's own message. Well, message received. Let's do things differently, beginning right here.
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return"


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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Sat May 11, 2019 1:00 pm

The post about billboards in the sky is simply an analogy and part of the puzzle of programming people... which reminded me later of the original Bladerunner with Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer…


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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Wed May 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Finally the two travelers reached what appeared to be the Pointless Forest. It was a huge thorny barrier with a small sign on a space which read, “This way”. Once on the other side of the barrier, Oblio and Arrow had their first encounter with the Pointless Man… or the Pointed Man, depending on your point of view. The Pointless Man did have a point. In fact, he had hundreds of them, all in different directions. As he so quickly pointed out, “A point in every direction is the same as no point at all.”
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Re: Questioning Consciousness

Postby chump » Sat May 25, 2019 8:16 pm

robin peering in the rearview mirror…
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