“Cloudy Thoughts” / Memorable Fancies #1818

[“My thoughts fly they are covered with clouds” – W.S. Merwin] My thoughts aren’t being stored in the Cloud today. Mindnet must be down. I’m panicked. What if I need to Open one? >>  [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“My Operating System – II” / Memorable Fancies #1718

[“The fact that people are taking drugs in order to improve their ... mental functions sounds eerily close to the concept of upgrading a computer.” – Eliezer Sternberg] My body told me it needed to upgrade my operating system. SAVE all your memories, it said, BACKUP to our unhackable-we-hope cloud. SCHEDULE a time for your upgrade, it said, including RIGHT NOW, which is the correct answer. CLICK HERE to verify that after this upgrade if you have no memory left, it’s your fault, not our … [Read more...]

“My Operating System – I” / Memorable Fancies #1713

[“The fact that people are taking drugs in order to improve their ... mental functions sounds eerily close to the concept of upgrading a computer.” – Eliezer Sternberg] I took my Windows-10 pill today. But 10 needed more free memory than I had. So I dumped some old mems – mostly my childhood, that disappointing time. Not enough. And then college, remembering only the part where I got my M.S. in computational psychiatry. Not enough. And then, ... And finally, annoyed, I removed the memory of … [Read more...]

“Also Computed Zarathustra” / Memorable Fancies #1677

“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power.” Nietzsche wrote that about people, but now it’s really about ­– machines. What is “good” to a machine? – whatever gives it the power to overcome – us. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]