This morning started with me taking data to put together the design brief for the new lab. In some respects I am a bit envious of the maker spaces and companies like techspace who will have facilities in major markets where one can gain access to most any tool one desires for a nominal fee. Many people think there is a great deal of genius with ideas and such, but I think part of it is simply having access to the tools, some knowledge of how to use them, and the last part is imagination and innovation.
I still don't know what the trigger was, but i went on a massive brainstorm all day. I realize that it makes little sense how one human can sit in a room all day with markers, computers, paths for possible solutions and consider it fun, even if the clouds do not open and angels sing "eureka." To me, the process is a passion, so i really don't consider it work in thinking, “work” is some place you have to go, away from your home to earn a wage.
Work is “activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result.”
It doesn’t say where, when, or how you do this "work." The simple mathematical odds of inventing and creative are loaded that one will fail more than succeed. The amount of failures and dead ends one will go through to get a refined “good” idea is something I don’t think many people have the patience to endure. Maybe that is why people think what i do is a bit weird?
“Why put in time for something that may never happen?” It is a great question, but what I have learned is that while working on a variety of ideas, sometimes all the other ideas that failed come flooding back into the bigger picture of something larger or bigger than you intended.
This is the case of Augmanity. These technology projects are what I would describe as really cool problems that we are attempting to solve that allows man a positive free will choice in a world that will steer people down the path to a singularity…which, by definition is when hi-tech emerges beyond humanities ability to control.
I used to think singularity was a good thing, yet, the more I sketch up the tech ideas to help humans attempt to become more humane, perhaps with enough equipment one could have things like people rioting become a think of the past. I don’t mean by making the people disappear, but rather, they could glean enough wisdom to slow down for a moment and get beyond the emotion of the event and think, “this isn’t very bright. We are destroying where we live.”
Then again, there are forces that feed upon such events and use them to enrich themselves with causes or gains that are not for the collective, but rather themselves.
So what does this all have to do with life? Maybe it is the more specialized man becomes in what and how he operates until advanced artificial intelligence comes along, it seems like while collectively mankind is more educated and appears to have more knowledge base – but are we really smarter? Does common sense play into our choices as individuals? Is society blindly conforming to the technology phase coming to our futures? Do they even care to ask why and stop to think about the way these technologies can be used for adaptive conformity, or will people look to others to see what everyone else thinks.
There is some truth with larger groups being able to accurately predict and pick out the undesirable elements, but where we are heading will be a path where I wager a small group of people will have the ability to influence the superhuman intelligence, and one will be telling the collective what is best.
Science fiction has always had a funny way of becoming reality. Hopefully mankind will pay attention to take some time to walk out of the ever-increasing stream of data and information and realize not all decisions have to be made at the speed of the data coming in at you.
Speaking of speed of data, if anyone knows someone who is has a knack for distributed dynamic load processing systems. Have them send an email. Thanks
Yeah, i come up with some odd needs when people think i am, “Playing.”