Thoughts Aloud 2023d

let’s just see what sticks

Westy Reflector

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Sound is physical art.

it’s better to understand what you’re doing rather than to get the right answer

Nothing is random.

You don’t need things you use all the time to “look like new,” just well tended.

We see in most people what we look for, more than what they project.

prompt: “Twinkies dropped from a B-52 bomber”

All wars are advertisements for war.

War’s ultimate endgame is to make everyone consumers of violence, and to obliterate any cultural distinction between combatant and civilian.

An explosion a day, far away, keeps implosion at bay.

And children at play.

So they say.

Anyway, soon, war won’t be our say.

State.gov say:

Military use of AI can and should be ethical, responsible, and enhance international security. Use of AI in armed conflict must be in accord with applicable international humanitarian law, including its fundamental principles. Military use of AI capabilities needs to be accountable… within a responsible human chain of command and control… it should also minimize unintended bias and accidents.

AI doesn’t know from accidents or intention, so good luck.

Peace requires letting human folly happen.

The easiest way to cement authoritarian control over someone is not to shut them up, but rather to give them a loud but powerless voice.

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