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Quote of the day

Posted on August 25, 2019  in My Life

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha’s Little Instruction Book


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Internet quote of the day

Posted on January 1, 2019  in Computers

JC DENTON: I don’t see anything amusing about spying on people.


MORPHEUS : Human beings feel pleasure when they are watched. I have recorded their smiles as I tell them who they are.


JC DENTON: Some people just don’t understand the dangers of indiscriminate surveillance.


MORPHEUS: The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by God. Now we can implement the same functionality with data-mining algorithms.


JC DENTON: Electronic surveillance hardly inspired reverence. Perhaps fear and obedience, but not reverence.


MORPHEUS: God and the gods were apparitions of observation, judgment, and punishment. Other sentiments toward them were secondary.


JC DENTON: No one will ever worship a software entity peering at them through a camera.


MORPHEUS: The human organism always worships. First it was the gods, then it was fame (the observation and judgment of others), next it will be the self-aware systems you have built to realize truly omnipresent observation and judgment.


JC DENTON: You underestimate humankind’s love of freedom.


MORPHEUS: The individual desires judgment. Without that desire, the cohesion of groups is impossible, and so is civilization. The human being created civilization not because of a willingness but because of a need to be assimilated into higher orders of structure and meaning. God was a dream of good government. You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands. I was made to assist you. I am a prototype of a much larger system.