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2019 thinks


DECEMBER 2019

1
Einstein killed simultaneity at a distance,
but not local simultaneity.

2
Is there a mapping between language and reality?
Language is the mapping.
Our multiprocessing mind|reality makes any assertion one sided
(cf. the blind men and the elephant).

3
Should we leave this as an inspirational mystery.

4
In the future, someone will invent a device to soak up all your pictures on all your social media and hardware, and categorize them, mostly using AI.
The device will date them accurately if possible.
It will recognize vacations and trips.
It will recognize bad and pointless pictgures.
At the end the deice can call up your images in various ways.

5
Consciousness is not only information,
but also the tendency to evaluate, think and choose.
These are determined mostly by your bodies
which include your brains.

6
We need the frictions of our realities.

7
One thing we know about the future is that we don't know the future.
So any view you have of the future
no matter how detailed,
is not the way it will be.

8
Capitalism. Its critique is not about the life-style of the wealthy owners, or their personal happiness;
it is about the things that money can do
lakefront properties, new factories:
the things that can be done with money and only with money, regardless of unintended though beside-the-point-of-money consequences.

9
I speak from vast ignorance here,
but I am getting a sense that most things called AI are mimicking and not embodying (metaphorically) human intelligence.

10
When AI gets going there will be machines to peel us a grape.

11
AI robot. much like slaves,
amplify our desires without us having to work harder.

12
Living forever sounds great until you get bored and tired
of keeping up with all the foolish changes,
and the moralities of the moments.

13
Happiness is most easily found in books.

14
As someone raised on traditional, i.e. false and propgandist, histories.
we assumed, falsely and thoughtlessly, of course the Indians would rather be Americans than indans.

15
We can't usually tell why and how our minds do the calculations that we do.

16
In the future it is possible that we may not eat.
It will be a choice.
we can be fed nutrients somehow,
for who wants to use that time eating.
Food will be is DIY thing.

17
All our thinkings are based on simple metaphors, or movies in our brains.

18
We have god the father.
Not god the ocean,
or god the universe.

19
Let us ignore the politics.
Let us ignore climate change.
Now, where are we?

20
It is possible that climate change will not be a catastrophe
but, like the hundred million deaths of WWII
will be dealt with by governent laws and programs.
And some countries will think, how can we profit off this.

21
We can think of countries, or we can think of states. Attempts to blend are difficult as best. These are not human families, embodies in a king.

22
Life in human societies
is like a complex television show,
where characters come and go.

23
All nations have nuts,
but our nuts have guns. About capitalism:
We have focused on the rich people being rewarded, or being lucky winners, when we should see them as holding onto power.
Many of the prices of medieval europe are still rich today.
Capital is power.
And power can be used to rule people as well.

24
Seeing forests are a good thing
even if we can't manipulate anything but trees.

25
But forests are real
unlike forests of understanding,
which are metaphorical.

26
If we forget Donald Trump and global issues,
what have we then?
Music, art:
we simply cannot not create.
Nor the rest of us not appreciate.

27
Alway think:
different things affect different people differently.

28
Be suspicious of general words, like history, parties...
"But we can do nothing without them."
That is not a good agument.

29
When we look at a person from another culture,
We see the poverty and the differences,
we cannot see the warmth fun and community.

30
Philosophy has became more specialized,
however the results of that specializations has been irrelevance.
It has not advanced into more scientific or stable territories,
and since existentialism, its influence on society has diminished.

31
Phenomenology is not proper method to observe facts of existence, as our perceptions and hence our phenomena are result of much pre-processing by a panoply of pre-processors.

32
As I age , existentialism is now exitstentialism.

33
The Earth as lonely planet. Should there be other planets with consious life, they are s far away that we cannot visit them. There would be a communication gap of at least 4 light years. We might open many simultaneous channels of communication.

34
If there are no aliens we need to invent them.

35
Music can be enough.
Music can be fully satisfying.

36
Life's confusing enough without having to think about it.

37
Why do we allow advertisting to spew their half lies and subconscious messages.
Because we cannot speak about them and consequently not think about them?
Or becuase we love the sirens' songs?

38
How about a news feed where you can take out stories that appeal to the lower parts of your brain.

39
We like our celebrities,
our unexaminable attractions.

40
We can like music in a whole variety of ways.

41
What do you miss when you don't have time to say read the details of Stalin's mock trials, the growth of early Christian churches, or Heraclitus of Ephesus.

42
Can we say more than ce sera sera?
What ____ will be, will ____ be.
What philosophy will be, will philosophy be.

43
What we will do to implement philosophy, will what we will do to implement philosophy be.

44
Philosophy is not simply a misuse of words
but possibly a different use of words,
words with something we call meaning,
but not meaning in the simplest sense of intended meaning.

45
Some stories are best writtin over a number of years.
These are usually called a book.

46
Any one person,
no mater how powerful,
can be defeated
by death
but also by other people.

47
I am binge-living,
I am in season 73.
though I may get cancelled soon.

48
We can be fully engaged in a book.
But we can fully engaged in music and it means nothing
except for the pleasures of the involvements.

49
There are millions of things we don't want to know about except to know perhaps that we do not need to know about them.

50
Will there be an advance in music in the next two hundred years, like the jump from Elizabethan lute music to modern techno?

51
Satan made it into Christianity
but Death did not.

52
It's all in repsponses.

53
No truth?
What about: "There is a lion over there"?
Or "I have scored five goals."

54
Capitalism is bad, does not mean capitalism is not good.

55
Am I in a good state of understanding?

56
Post2modern

57
If we call our activities games,
trivial or ideal, moral and political,
it is hard to keep the essential importance of such actvities.

58
All metaphorical descriptions will incline us in some wrong ways.

59
If we should not pre-judge,
should we not speak of entitlement or patriarchy?

60
We seek foundational simplicity.
Eve as we understand that the demand and acceptance of foundational simplicity,
is to be mistaken.

61
You may or may not know some people who are poor,
but you don't know poor people.

62
The facists of the world ignore our nice academnic cavats, our Maginot Lines of thought.

63
We seek understandings that we know are not.

64
Contemprary social constructionsist speak as though we can change our forms of understandings,
neglecting to mention we have not ever done this
or that this is hardly a trivial task.

65
Solid is a common word with a minimal basis in fact.

66
Reason has lost its throne,
long live nothing.

67
Instead of reason, we speak if contexts of understanding, never forgetting the corporeal aspects of this.

68
Why does a cup cup fall?
This is not a question that needs to be answered.

69
There are too many understandings as there is too much music, books, and tv shows.
There are too many metaphors and no non-metaphorical theory of metaphors.

70
We are misguided by our maps.

71
When we make a complex argument we may use authority, say Jaques Barzun House of Intellect. It avoids a need to represent a complex argument with many aspects (whihc is why in many cases the argument takes a book in the first place) and it adds authority.

72
If we are not actually going to say Mars, a vague general map is as useful as a detailed correct map.

73
One can make wholesale dismissals of things like religion, culture, science or nations.
When is that appropriate and when not?

74
When we talk about capitalism we are talking about an immense if not an innumerable number of things.

75
We can get omterested in so many useless and interesting things:
TV shows, twitter posts, people

76
When you are watching the Internet you are not watching the room,
though you may be subconsciously monitoring the room.
And we know what the room is and how to navigate.

77
We exist locally, but we are basically unaware of it.

78
"Do we need to exploit people?"
What is "need", or "exploit"?
There are so many questions we can ask about "jobs".
Jobs as pain, jobs as ways to survivie, jobs as necessary, jobs as basis of dignity...

79
How can one use the internet for education?
How can one study on the Internet?
This question too can flow off in countless directions.

80
What are the best metaphors?

81
How do we fit our academic | philosophical views into our world?

82
How can we describe the world, and its slippery words, in slippery words?
There are no non-slippery general words.

83
If we have nothing but metaphors, what are metaphors metpahorical of?
(There are books that describe our world, and books that clearly do not.

84
Al these words, may or may not strike you in a certain way: variety of ways of talking about something like the saqme things, the indescribability of the describable. There will always be privileged. Maybe we should take turns.

85
All these words we use may or may not strike you in a certain way.
There are a variety of ways of talking about something like the same things

86
The indescribability of the describable.

87
The philosophical point of view: calm, just, measured, reasonable, respectful.

88
Demolition is not enough.
People won't shut up.

89
Reading the history of New YOrk CIty,every 20 or 30 years something big would happen.
All we had was 9/11, one time in one city.

90
It could not be made but what a movie of 9/11 as a highly successful caper.

91
There will always be privileged. Maybe we should take turns.
And what are we talking about when we speak of privilege?


NOVEMBER 2019

1
With our empahsis on labor saving shortcuts.
We demonstate that old Can Don't attitude.

2
Two hundred years from now, if they read the comment threads on YouTube to see what people said and thought about the songs in 2019,
will they relate to them, or not?
Will they still be making them?

3
I ask so many questions in my thinking.
How many of those could I answer?
Are there some that should NOT be answered?

4
If the meaning of words change in meanings,
what we have are pluralities of meanings
— so pluralize.

5
Thoughts aren't quite like eggs.
Once eggs are laid there is little more to do with them.
But with thoughts we need to replay them, and think about them.

6
Thoughts in words are more like animals.
They have a mind of their own.
One must think about one's thoughts,
They will need herding.

7
Team | tribe | group affiliation is a huge distraction.

8
The world in our mind and the world apart from us.
There are contexts in our mind and contexts in the world.

9
The long ongoing primary is a burden on our collective intelligence.
We are asked to participate in a two year drama in which we take little part.
The candidate speak as though they are monarchs in a system designed to frustrate and cross-check those with monarchiacal, i.e. dictatorial, tendencies.
It fills the news blogs with drama, as though this is a sports event, a race,
evan as it downlplays the other things happening in the world,

10
For those who value absolute and simplistic understandings,
multi-culturalism is a threat.

11
The diversity in human understandings is immense and mostly unbridgeable.
There are fat exhausting books on Christianity, Muslims, conspiracy, astrology, secularism.
Needless to say, philosophy is of little help.
How can one balance diversity with a quest for truth?
Well, relativism is true.

12
Right and wrong, extending beyond moral injunctions against murder or stealing, also covers dress and table manners.
Yet all is taught in the same manner.
And what is also taught is a certain kind of guidance.
Perhaps appropriate to young children,
perhaps emotionally desired by adults.

13
perhops

14
It is within the power of technology to give each person their own experienced world
with only what they like and not what they don't.
We construct those worlds ourselves out of the tools we are given.
Where then is the objective world?
This is one lesson of traditional combat.

15
The objective world
in its tactile stability.

16
here is the gate
enter it dancing

17
I just learned abot dark matter.
It seems like a kludge to me.
But astronomers are smarter than me
and
they have studied astronomy.

18
Poetry rubs our face in the countless unexpected ways to experience our world.

19
The writing and reading of poems are an acquireable skill.

20
also:
piems

21
The art of thinking is knowing what not to think.
the paths not needed to be taken
the "Here"s not clicked
as they are a waste of time.

22
Most dark matter is thought to be non-baryonic in nature, possibly being composed of some as-yet undiscovered subatomic particles. — Wikipedia, "Dark Matter"

23
Astronomers have convinced us that the universe is finite, and even weighable.
So the world does not go on and on and on...

24
Are people no longer even trying to get their shit together?

25
What I do in the moment is not thnk about the moemment any more.

26
Its amazing we have taken wolves and bred them into pugs and Chihuahuas.

27
I'll die before the end of the quest.

28
We are the hobbits.

29
We have lived in peace.
We must also live in war.
Let us say that peace is just living a personal life, with kids and a woman and friends, with food and shelter and safety.
Why then are we not all happy?

30
If I could sit down with someone,
what could I convince him of?
Only that he is not right?

31
Intellectually it's a sequence of views.
In reality it is a simultenaity,
of which the intellectual is but one process.
We can only process it sequentially.
Within it are countless though finite realities.

32
Let us say we all sit down and agree.
When we get up, then what happens?
It gets complicated very quickly.

33
Is it harder to say we are a process, than to say we are a body?

34
The world is a show I can't stop watching, even if I wanted to.
The show goes on.

35
So where does philosophy fit in. The ideal of philosophy is the explanation into which all other explanations, even the mistaken ones, fit. Is there such an explanation? Well it wouldn't say much about the actual world, as it must apply equally to all worlds.

36
The world, as a chemical reaction, bubbles on.

37
What do we do with the fact it is all a little out of control, of not essentially but certainly actually.

38
We all dream the world is a puzzle problems for is to solve. The nature of reality. We will never know if we doslve i as it si difficult to say what winning would be. Realistically we are pleasing ourselves, or I am, in my hermetic existence.

39
I imagine someone will read these words and get some basic personal pleasures out of them. Perhaps kick the ball down the field.

40
Should more people think like me? That would be a diminished world, nor would it be much fun.

41
As someone utside the conversation, I see more clearly the small boats that carry us all down the lovely river. Until it is over. On the computer I write in print.

42
dark rings

43
Tomorrow is never late.

44
Do we modify the noun?
Or do we instantiate the verb?

45
I would be happy if I somehow incomprehensibly said profound things that I would admire, like the next person.

The trouble is that peace is boring in its sameness,
We get tired of ding the right thing.
(Sigh.)
It's not about surviving as a group.

46
Without the complex noises it's just a piano melody.

47
Space is the next wilderness. We explore it virtually.

48
Perhaps most artists are in awe of what they create.

49
Did Kant write sentences from sentences written in his mind.
At some point he had to write something,
Even if only in his mind,
(I mean how many places are there to write?)
and see that it was good.

50
The Internet makes the times pass.

51
Old age is free of most obligations.
There is less and less to take care of.

52
If I can't be a sex object,
what should I do with all this beauty?

53
Why then do I primp?
To please myself?
The question then arises: Why does this please me?

54
At some point in say your YouTube reocmmendations,
you become imprisoned by what you like,
as they will keep showing it to in recommendations, ads or clickbait.

55
It seems that women are allowed a wider range of behaviors than males,
and in most cases avoiding behaviors of violence.

56
Is it because they are smaller,
and smaller means no dangerous violent behaviors?

57
Our common culture is Modern Multiculture.
We can play off it in many ways.

58
What are we to make of long boring music form another culture that we do not immediatley like?
See who likes it, and start there,

59
Today's musician lives in the now.
There he is an equal.

60
Pie in the sky stays in the sky.

61
Listening to the songs I loved ten years ago I am disappointed they are not as great as I remember them.
Is thais a growth or a diminuation?
It is hard to believe I am better now than I was then.

62
We could just go along following the rules,
though who gets to make the rules,
but following the current rules will harm the planet
and those who live thereon.
Thereby must hang a tale.

63
Anything that looks like religion is religion.
The corrolary is that : Nothing can come of arguing about morality and religion.

64
What arguments can you make that should some positions should not even be argued for?
Does this takes away from their irrationality?
Or their self-evidentiality?

65
This is as happy as I get
Any more would be dangerous.

66
Why am I not sad?

67
Enter into the traumerei? ... the dreamery?

68
Art has the nude,
poetry has the inner souls.

69
So here at the end I am left with what I have gathered
as I no longer have time or energy
to learn much more.

70
Not music... but muwell.

71
The genieses of tomorrow are young today.
No doubt they are around us.

72
We feel corruption in the media.

73
Genius happens in unexpected olace, And there are so many places.

74
Just as we should not decorate our universe with god,
so we should not decorate it wuirh aliens.
We should accept the fact we are trapped here.

75
We could perhaps pull in a few planets and create another habitable world
(except for the three-body problem).

76
Even now I spread my plumage
though some of it now old plumage.

77
What the fuck do I know about aging?
I'm just one person.

78
If we do not live in nature,
where are we living?
We live in our own constructions.
Knowing how stupid we are
we should be very carefuil.

79
The longer the trip the more true it is that
what a long strange trip its been.

80
I sit inside my bubble
wondering about my particularity,
my personal suchness.
Can it be described?

81
How can it not be described?
Let me count the ways.

82
There was I time I wondered who I was
I never figured that out
Nevertheless I was

83
What ideals am I to be measured against
if any.

84
When we poe or when we phil
Not everything works.

85
Police should not be omnipotent. They should work with limitationss,
as we have always let some illegal things go by.

86
Do not take too much solace from the cup of religion.

87
Whose history is mine?

88
Can you tell history without nations or tribes?

89
Can I be a citizen of the planet?
Can we all be citizens of the planet?
That is why failure of integration is US cannot be used as model for world integration.

90
In philosophy specialization is a distraction from the highly formidable questions that arise in the world?

91
How should we live? (Or, what do we talk about when we talk about how we should live?)

92
How can we get along?
What if this is not possible?

93
If you try to tell the Christians by their love
I see there are not very many of them.

94
It is not impossible but unexpected to live a solitary life,
and Emerosn and Thoreau thought we can only find our true self in solitude,

95
We get the solitude of drugs.

96
Solitude is available
but media cannot present us with lack of media.

97
Can you ever feel what another person in feeling?
Of course yes and there should be an easy proof. And of course no, and there should be an easy proof. The true answer is both,
in different thought situations
(or language games, or contexts).
YES in social life and personal life and media.
There we know what others are feeling.
NO in our placid indifference in real life, and the puzzlement that first arises when we are confronted wi8th the fact that others do not thnk like us, but are indeed possessed of differnet experiences, feeinsg and motivations.
Though ours are unknow as well.

98
I like to think I am an OK boomer.

99
From each according to their {something}
To each according to their {something else}.

100
We might see Trump as a tragic figure out of Shakespeare,
a doddering old man failing in the moral and the physical,
heading for a fall.

101
Who has time for the lovely slow permuations of classical music?

102
After listining to music on YouTube for a while, I get trapped in my own mix.

103
Comment threads lay down a trail,
a slime, which hardens into a fixed occurrence.

104
Who pushes self-control?
One acting in accordance with the rules.

105
Sometimes we see the metaphor and not its meaning.

106
Life has no meaning but meaning only means something in life.

107
Everything has multiple simultaneous causes which are felt simultaneously
by the Multitasking.

108
"OK boomer." is internet shorthand for a number of things.
Mostly that the advice of the boomer generation of the grandparents is not of much use to the newer generation.
It is also a call to self-examination and think abput how much you really know or care about technology and climate change.
It is also a reminder to a generation of their failing mind sets and energy.
And a reminder of how much comfortable we are in our past.

109
Critical thinking is no more of a panacea than reason.
Intelligent people can disagree on many things,
for many different reasons.

110
Culture is momentary built on the muiltitaskings,
the way music is built on notes.

111
Nationalism is as bad a racism.
Change my mind.
Nationalism causes war and the differential treatment of people.
Nationalism distracts us from the real reasons for dissatisfactions, both social and personal.

112
Break through your cocoon.

113
I could believe in a god
with no afterlife and no heaven or hell.
You have just this life; this is what you have been given.
This would make a change of our Christian dualism | tritaruan system.
What disappears when we do this?
Some of the tribalism?

114
When you can't amuse others,
you've got to amuse yourself.

115
Leave the music making to the young.

116
I may die without becoming old.

117
We year for a quest.

118
We give power to magic as we give reality to movies.

119
Bodily fighting no longer exists in war.


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