Maybe the confusion is drawing to a close. I was starting to actually worry the Mayans were right. Despite a siren every now and then things almost seem normal. My head almost seems normal. A look outside has a view of people in the streets, obviously (and understandably) dazed but not panicked or suffering. I think we’re all breathing a sigh of relief.
This is a very interesting turn of events. One of the biggest tech companies is hiring one of the leading minds in computer evolution:
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are known to be keenly interested in the theory of an upcoming “technological singularity,” a time when human beings and artificially intelligent machines will sync up to push innovation forward at an unprecedentedly fast rate. Kurzweil is one of the most prominent individuals associated with the singularity movement.
My good buddy Dan asked me today why I wasn’t blogging more specific quotes and stories about what’s going on in the world. I think partly it’s because it’s impossible to get any word on what’s actually going on. There’s plenty of sites blogging everything they can find. The temptation to speculate is too great already and I can see a lot of others spiraling into a kind of hole of their own paranoia.
What I want to do is just try to get to the bottom of this. If there is a bottom. If this is some kind of natural phenomena, I’m useless. But if it’s something else, maybe I can just sit and try to stay calm and focused and figure it out. Typing here helps me organize my thoughts so that’s probably what’s going to be here while this all plays out. Hopefully it’ll play out like it did last week but this cycle seems much worse.
If you’re out there and reading this and have some ideas about what’s going on, like legitimately (none of this apocalypse nonsense), send me a message.
Posting from my saved drafts:
The way I see it there are two possibilities to the ultimate truth of reality. They couldn’t be more different yet they come to the same thing, this thing that we experience. It’s like telling the same story in two different ways. The narrative is the same but they way you feel while you experience it is vastly different. So perhaps the way to decide how reality works is to first really understand how you feel. It really leaves little room for planning. The ending is different according to the process, so the only course of action is to just jump on in.