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Philosophy

No One Knows China

Context: Nobody Knows Anything About China It is of the nature of a science or an art of existential introspection (not to mention institutional knowledge) to seek the least-incorrect and lowest-energy, succinct model of an Object or Entity. The curiously mischievous enigma of such a psychologically-reflexive aspiration towards ordered pattern as #truth or fact – […]

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Psychology

Control is only really Fear wearing a Mask

No one is in control of life anywhere near so much as we might choose to believe. At some level we all know this but we also rarely choose to acknowledge it; it frightens us. Our endless fascination with pattern and order, with declarations of certainty and knowledge – these are at least in part […]

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culture systems

It’s all a Conspiracy, dude…

Conspiracy theories are interesting, if for the most part demonstrably false. In the integrated information environment we live in, conspiracies are the little sisters of fake news but it is all on a colourful spectrum from plausible fiction to complete and utter bullshit.

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environment

The Beautiful Uncertainty of Nature

It is in our attempts to explain, to mimic and to supersede nature that our greatest failures manifest themselves.

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culture

The Uncertainty Zeitgeist

Substantive, meaningful content in our shared information spaces is suffering from an information-systems evolutionary selection mechanism that is implicitly biased towards continuity over coherence.

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

Said one mirror to another…

Rationality is (a) key, but it can not explain (or unlock) itself.

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Philosophy

Uncertainty and Continuity

Sequence and consistency are the orbital pivots of logic and truth…

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culture

Thoughts on Death and Metaphysics

Death must always remain an unreasonable enigma…

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AI Digital Philosophy Psychology

Artificial Intelligence: Simulating a “Theory of Mind”

What does an attempt to generate an artificially intelligent Theory of Mind (of the existence of intentions, experiences and inference of probable future actions) in other entities reveal about our own existential circumstances and the fundamental uncertainties of our own experience ?

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culture

Uncertainty

Even a mature narrative of impermanence and endemic metamorphosis can sometimes be little more than an existential security blanket…

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culture

Untruth

Belief has always been quite easily uncoupled from reality…

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culture

Uncertainty

Do you ever get the feeling that no one really ever knows what they are doing ?