You keep on hearing about AI is bad and once AGI is around, it will kill us off - paperclip maximization principle is a telling example? Check the below tidbits pushing the envelop. Music Historically, people line up to attend concerts of famous artists. Now, there is AI that generates pure gold jazz or what … Continue reading Creepy or cool? some AI breakthroughs and formula of life
One day a farmer's horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, neighbors came to visit. "Bad luck," they sympathized. "We'll see," he replied. Next morning the horse returned, bringing three other wild horses. "How wonderful," neighbors exclaimed. "We'll see." Following day, his son rode one of untamed horses, was thrown and broke his leg. Neighbors … Continue reading story of a farmer and surprises of life
Wakefulness is the way to life.The fool sleeps as if he were already dead,but the master is awake and he lives forever.He watches. He is clear.How happy he is! For he sees that wakefulness is life.How happy he is, following the path of the awakened.With great perseverance he meditates, seeking freedom and happiness. - from the … Continue reading awake and alive
4.5 billion years of evolution taught nature what works and what lasts. We've been increasingly distancing ourselves from nature: agricultural revolution – grow stock and abandon hunting/gathering; scientific revolution – “torture nature for her secrets;” industrial revolution – machines replace muscles. Biomimicry is the study of nature for solutions to our problems. Having 96% of our bodies … Continue reading future of human life and biomimicry
Which is nearer,name or self?Which is dearer,self or wealth?Which gives more pain,loss or gain? All you grasp will be thrown away.All you hoard will be utterly lost. Contentment keeps disgrace away.Restraint keeps you out of dangerso you can go on for a long, long time.
Heaven will last,earth will endure.How can they last long?They don’t exist for themselvesand so can go on and on. So wise soulsleaving self behindmove forward,and setting self asidestay centered.Why let the self go?To keep what the soul needs.
What you might not know is that Dalai Lama is considered a "religious dictator" (against his "competitor" Dorje Shugden's worshippers) by some. In the West, he is mostly beloved/admired for his intense charism and Hollywood connections, projecting an image of an avuncular "Santa Claus." Western fans see in him a "secular saint" or a "politically correct god for a godless … Continue reading is dalai lama a dictator?