Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Conversation with Peter

From the moment of creation, one's consciousness is forever scanning the vast matrix of endless possibilities that align with their programming for experience. It all happens very quickly though it may not seem that way at this level of consciousness. Time and Reality are accelerating exponentially hence decision making must also step up leading to confusion. Many people just can't keep up. As a result there is frustration, anger, feeling out of control, and the inability for the person to function. Sadly, the reaction is negative action.

Yesterday, I had dinner with my friend Peter, who took a break from working at the senior center where locals go to vote. Peter, is in his late 60's, retired from the corporate world, and has experienced much in life. Through it all he is amazed at the insanity level that is permeating reality today. Each generation grows up assuming that the next will be smarter, accomplish more, and live in a safer world. They will learn from the mistakes of the past and be stronger for it. And yet, as we sat there talking, he said we seem to be reverting back to primitive behavior to which he sees no resolve.

I agree with Peter though not sharing my philosophy on reality as a hologram that is coming to closure. You cannot understand my perspective unless programmed to do so and once there helps makes sense of the chaos permeating our little experience. One day Peter and I may revisit this conversation, but on Election Day 2017 we agreed Mayor De Blasio would be reelected along with Democratic Governors in New Jersey and Virginia.

Election Results

  Democrats sweep in Virginia, New Jersey   CNN - November 8, 2017

  5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night   CNN - November 8, 2017

  Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia   CNN - November 8, 2017

  Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates   CNN - November 8, 2017


  Trump in China: The Twitter President meets the Great Firewall   CNN - November 8, 2017

  5 key moments from Trump's South Korea speech   CNN - November 8, 2017


How many penalties are there for divorce? If you ask any person who has been through the process they would say endless. Some men count the years of alimony and child support as if a jail term. Others go to therapy. For today they face a new obstacle in the proposed tax bill. Alimony tax break killed in GOP tax plan   CNN - November 8, 2017

Ray Kurzweil and AI

There are positives and negatives in everything in a dualistic reality. But what would life be like if AI took over?

Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist, involved in fields including optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. Read more

Famous Futurist Ray Kurzweil Explains Why We Shouldn't Fear AI   NBC - November 8, 2017
Kurzweil discussed the future of AI at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. on Friday. And, while he agreed with Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk who warned of the potential existential risks a super-intelligent AI could bring, Kurzweil said that humanity would be able to overcome these difficult episodes, if they ever actually happen.