…of equinox, robots & eccentricity…


Alas, September 22nd and in our Northern Hemisphere, it’s the Autumnal Equinox!….“when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are equal”


“Can robots pass as humans? Not yet. They’re too perfect”...

It seems the ‘artificial intelligence’ technology industry is making great strides however in the end analysis of developments to date, one pundit says “the robots were trying to trick us into thinking they were human rather than communicating on an equal basis”.

Interestingly enough, all in the context of a C.S. Lewis maxim—““When you meet anything that is going to be human and isn’t yet, or used to be human once and isn’t now, or ought to be human and isn’t, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

Might we not say to the confused voices which sometimes arise from the depths of our being:  “Ladies, be so kind as to speak only four at a time?”  ~Madame Swetchine

See, the human mind is kind of like… a piñata.  When it breaks open, there’s a lot of surprises inside.  Once you get the piñata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.  ~Jane Wagner

I am but mad north-north-west:  when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.  ~William Shakespeare

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.  ~Mark Twain

Develop your eccentricities while you are young.  That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.  ~David Ogilvy

I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.  ~G.B. Burgin

Cheers to a thrilling thriving Thursday of eccentricity that sings–excellent!







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