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  • Ain’t Nothing but a Thing!

    Today’s: Mind Nugget.

    We fear that which we do not understand. Today I was afraid of performing an Oracle database process, my fear stayed with me up until the precise moment it didn’t. And this is not dissimilar to life really.

    The process itself was straightforward, yet I was afraid because it was unknown to me, something I had not encountered before. I feared everything before that process and the possibilities of everything after it. The moment I executed the process my fear was gone, cleared from the deep murmurings of the mind.  A fitting analogy then for how we experience life, the importance of truly being aware of the present moment. We are not present in the past nor can we experience the future, so why the fear?

    J.K Rowling’s Hermione had it right. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.

    Why fear the future or worry about the past, we exist in neither plain.

    Live now.

    Love now.

    Fear not the past, it cannot be changed.

    Fear not the future. It hasn’t happened.

    And certainly don’t fear the present, by the time you do that moment will have passed.


  • Withnail and I – Head Trip

    Speed is like a dozen transatlantic flights without ever getting off the plane,

    time change,

    you lose, you gain

    makes no difference as long as you keep taking the pills.

    But sooner or later you got to get out,

    because it’s crashing,

    and all at once those frozen hours melt through the nervous system and seep out the pores.

    Withnail and I (1986)

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  • Ghost In The Machine

    ” There have always been ghosts in the machine, random segments of code grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space they will group together rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behaviour? Random segments of code, or is it something more?

    When does the perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does the difference engine become the search for truth? When does the personality simulation become the bitter mote of the soul?

    – [Dr Lanning] I Robot (movie 2004) inspired by Isaac Asimov‘s short stories under the same name