WORDS: 1,455 — As us Baby Boomers move into senior-hood we will be leaving any number of legacies across all frontiers of human existence. The Boomer Juggernaut is not only about entering into the health maladies depicted in the proliferation of TV ads for drugs to mediate those age-related encumbrances, but we’ve also developed computers, cell phones, advanced space exploration, cable TV and 4k big screens to watch it. There’s been advancements in medicine, the arts, and we even carried over from our Greatest Generation parents the “thrills” of nuclear technology, as well as better ways to kill each other for any justification. As if the advancement in artificial intelligence isn’t enough to place worry on our future, we now have detectable human DNA in the air we breath and in “footprints in the sand”.
WORDS: 1,691 — With this post I will deviate a bit from the series I’ve been presenting to present a few observations I’ve been perceiving with some current events. A few things on the world scene have triggered that mental deja vu within my aging thought processes. It’s that, “Hey, that reminds me of something in past history.” Let me indulge your patience.
Avenues of Hope #1-B: How (And Why) I Determine The Sources I May Use To Help Me Critical Think – Part 1/2
WORDS: 1,681 — During my trek through blogland one of the more notable perceptions I’ve gotten is that an awful lot of people are plain willing to believe in fake news and associated political lies because it fits with what they want to read or hear… and then keep believing it when facts to the contrary become prevalent. You think you are smarter and immune from all that? Think again, because you are human… and AI is coming for you.
Avenues Of Hope #1-A: How Can There Possibly Be Lies When Everyone Can Think Critically To Avoid Them?
WORDS: 1,800 — Therein is the rub… everyone critically thinks differently, if at all. “Tell me a good lie and I’ll believe it with all my bias!” With the advent of artificial intelligence and the ever-advancing ability to create deep fakery, the first thing to address regarding critical thinking something is understanding you WILL be fooled at some time or another. No one will escape being taken by trickery, falsehoods, or lies. Your default position should never be to surrender to what someone else tells you, but to at least TRY and figure it out for yourself.
WORDS: 955 — It’s been nearly a week now since the lawyers of both sides, Fox and Dominion, reached a settlement of $875 million to avoid a court case. As the news cycle is already drifting to other “breaking news” we should look with caution at a larger elephant shaking the room before the outcome drifts completely away… free speech.
WORDS: 1,683 — It wasn’t so much that I was burned out from blogging or had some level of writer’s block. No… I stopped simply because I could. It’s generally a good idea for anyone to take leave for a while to find purpose in something, or to even catch up on things more important than blogging (there are, btw). I can’t say I “found myself” with my absence (at my age I better not get lost in the first place), but I went down a different blogging avenue for a while (and I even engaged in some real-life endeavors to get me away from here!).