Feedback loops, the amplifier of all things related to climate change, is the inconvenient reality "geniuses" like Trump and Pruitt continue to deny at our peril. On numerous occasions, BRT has talked about the feedback loop of the loss of albedo in the arctic as one prime example of same. Now comes a study showing how recursion in Earth's soils is amping GW in ways astounding researchers all over the world.
Robert Pirsig is a biggie with yours truly as he melded zen with diligence, something artists do all the time as one must work hard learning one's craft with due diligence and concentration and then let go and not think when doing said craft. This wonderful connect is beautifully expressed not only in Persig's work but also with Bill Evan's wonderful linear notes on Kind Of Blue.
Like Tom Paine and the Founding Fathers, Harry Huxleywas in the room, the room that ushered in the digital age as he worked with Alan Turing on hardware, helped to design the Eniac computer and built the first personal computer in 1954 called the G-15.
In reading this, consider what is going to happen to healthcare, the most inefficient system in America save for the Pentagon where
An office visit to a doc to deal with the flu costing $150 is replaced by purchasing a set of $2.00 labs on a chip, via Amazon, to be used at home, as needs warrant.
Said chip, with connects to the web and Dr. Watson, delivers blood sample data to Watson for realtime analysis.
Dr. Watson, after analyzing the sample, tells the patient what's wrong, prescribes, if necessary, the drug to deal with the condition in question and sets up a time for another visit as needs warrant. Price for said service, $1.00.
Yours truly knows a few GPs and they fear AI big time. The ortho guys, dentists or specialists dealing with serious illness like cancer, heart or diabetes, not so much though the push toward patient stem cell in situ organ regeneration is starting to encroach upon those areas as well.
Lawyers are also in the crosshairs as well as many other jobs that are, as per The Economist, routine in nature.
Here's a quote from a guy who got it right regarding war, racketeering and why this country needs to take a real hard look at itself regarding its place in the world and in terms of its relationship with the MIC.
This issue of false intel has been a prime driver that got us into Nam, into Iraq and nearly got us into yet another quagmire with the purported Syrian Sarin gas attack in 2013 as gaming intel for political gain has gone on since the beginning of time.
A few years ago, yours truly was invited to Watson'scoming out party whereby IBM's AI was now open for business. It was impressive without question in terms of how Watson was being used and how it going to be used in the months and years ahead as seen by the demos driven by the software. The highlight of the presentation was a talk by one of the lead programmers discussing the state of the environment as of that day, which started off with the fact the "app" was 11 times smarter then the iteration that won Jeopardy in overwhelming fashion. The last statement that gives one pause was this. "We don't know how it works."
BRT has discussed the implications of this open ended tech many times as this genie is something that extends beyond anything else man has ever created as the tech is just that, open ended where its acceleration of intelligence is becoming exponential and mysterious as the creators of AI are now discovering with quiet trepidation.
War Porn or how unpopular presidents become popular through the use of military to shore up bad PR
is seen by the attack on Syria without an investigation to find out who actually committed the atrocity of gassing innocent civilians. This ploy of using war to attain popularity has been used since the beginning of time, a fact disquieting to say the least.
Doug and I videoed this wonderful event on 12/12/12 showing that there is good in the world without question. We had a blast doing it. Find Westport and view the clip to see why it was so much fun to do. Enjoy. :)