The idea or term “data scientist” is relatively new in society. Sometimes I think it is a glamorized name for crossing mathematics with statistics and putting a spin on it that makes analyzing data sexy in the world of a man having the ability to crunch massive streams of data to try to come up with some simplified “solution” in a world that is unbelievably complex.
I am looking heavily into biomimicry these days and when I look at the Artificial intelligence and “data scientist” models – I sense much hope. It is the same thing I am saying about the vertical farming, controlled environment, and the new “precision plant (I forget the last word)” society that I wrote about before.
I don’t know what most people do in their spare time. I watch people staring into social media, or watching movies, shows, and entertainment. I looked at some of the new 4d and 5d entertainment experiences in China and thought, “where is the life?” Sure it is fun, but it is cued, planned, manipulated experience that is cool for a new experience, but it really won’t fill you up in that it isn’t live…there is no alteration or ability to change (at least not yet, maybe in 15-20 years it can happen?)
It is like listening to all the vocal talent shows on tv. are these people talented? Yes. Are they being processed to sound better? Uh huh…if you ever hear a dry vocal track live, and then hear the finished product, you will see the difference audio make-up. When I was talking to my sculpture friend, I tried to explain, “your gift Is no one can replicate your style/voice/talent. you have done the hardest thing that a writer can do – that is finding their unique individual voice.”
I can count on one hand how many original creative thinkers I know. I can hand you a book of people I know that are great if you hand them a script and a microphone and you stick them on a stage. the problem with the later, is they spend more time trying to be trendy and not merely saying, “this is what and who I am…an original, not a copycat.”
For fun, I am beating my head into the computer with trying to learn German, I have two software programs I want to get up to speed with. “up to speed” means knowing the tool so well that you don’t have to stop and think – you are just creating/working.” I need to punch up some audio in the lab to listen to a stream of interesting podcasts and what I was so thrilled with online learning a few years ago with information being online. Things like coursera.
The one area I would like to spend more time understanding is the Santa fee institutes, complexity explorer program https://www.complexityexplorer.org/
I miss going to the seminars they held to hear minds talk about how their work applied to real-world ideas. Of course there also was no shortage of ego on the stage when groups came together, but that is what makes the world so interesting. One person can have a great idea, but it usually takes many people working together to change the world.
I think as humans; we want a clean and simple model to explant life and the world. Most of my work has been in human emotion and the alteration and manipulation of them, and currently, the path is more going into nature without any technology for more of an internal journey.
the bridge between...
sorry, I am laughing as I am listening to a podcast while typing, and a scientist told a joke “imagine how complicated the world would be if electrons could think!” If you like physics or quantum physics and are looking at complexity – it is a funny joke albeit for a nerd.
…sorry, I digressed. My problem appears to be more about remembering things anymore. I can’t say I ever remember with learning by rote at all. It was when they allowed me to learn at my speed where I seemed to turn into something intelligent. It is what I used to think in the past with my pride is smart and special!” well, that was pretty foolish as I have been blessed to hang around a few brilliant people. They operate on a level that makes it difficult for them to trudge through normal day to day events of life.
Me – I can see the path where these worlds can blend, and I have one idea, that is a global project where I have the idea and solution. I take that back; it is a unique project that is dynamic and would be like a global weather report for humanity.
I am trying to think how in an individualistic society or culture, how can you bring people together to do more than wear t-shirts and generate awareness and provide long term systemic change. Alternatively, at least the tools for change.
Trying to get this into reality in a world bent on consuming all the time - will be interesting. Collective intelligence? The wisdom of the crowd? hmmm…or was Churchill right with his view on the best argument against democracy?