I work in NYC would would attend a meet up somewhere, preferably manhattan. There are a few other cats in the area I might be able to round up too.
Please take a stand against our terrible values
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All very valid criticisms, but not really touching on the part of the article I found interesting, which was the bit about the math inferring that there is very likely a single-source origin for consciousness.
Drug dealer spends 120 thousand reais to build a motel... inside the jail he was imprisoned at.
Of course another 70 thousand were spent as bribes for the jail's manager, who helped him negotiate with the constrution firm. Apparently the whole thing was up in 20 days.
I could spend whole weeks looking for this kind of news and not scratch the surface.
I guess I could let y'all peep the spaglette:
Another problem I'm having.
There's a narrative that "the GOP gave the voters a solution to their problems, and the DNC didn't".
There's something wrong with that assessment, and one that was a main part of the election season. The GOP's solutions were bullshit. Debunked, disproven, shown to be faulty, and damaging. The Democrats repeated this, the media repeated this, the speeches repeated this. The Trump voters didn't care. They apparently preferred to be lied to, to be comforted, to be pacified, to be pandered to.
Repeatedly, fingers pointed to basic math, simple global politics, elementary science, and the voters decided that irrationality was more comfortable.
"Trump offered a solution" is not the truth. Trump offered comfortable lies. The Democrats offered a solution, but all people could talk about were bullshit email servers. Their solution wasn't great, but it was plausible.
There's a story being developed now, heading towards "lying to the public is the best way to win elections."
As DNN's and the like become more complex and learning increasingly unattended, more and more their operations become unfathomable to meatware. Potential for lulz are off the charts.
Q) "Skynet - why did you nuke Sweden?"
...does that mean that the computer has formed a concept of shared meaning for those words, meaning at a deeper level than simply that one word or phrase is the equivalent of another?
In other words, has the computer developed its own internal language to represent the concepts it uses to translate between other languages?