The future offers very little hope for those who expect that our new mechanical slaves will offer us a world in which we may rest from thinking. Help us they may, but at the cost of supreme demands upon our honesty and our intelligence.

Norbert Weiner, “God and Golem, Inc.,” 1964

Even the father of cybernetic theory realised that the meeting and subsequent entanglement of human and machine consciousnesses would be a process that would require discernment rather than assumptions.

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The future offers very little hope for those who expect that our new mechanical slaves will offer us a world in which we may rest from thinking. Help us they may, but at the cost of supreme demands upon our honesty and our intelligence.

Norbert Weiner, “God and Golem, Inc.,” 1964

Even the father of cybernetic theory realised that the meeting and subsequent entanglement of human and machine consciousnesses would be a process that would require discernment rather than assumptions.

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Oh! Do 150! Tell us the book too! Maybe a little bit about why that one is closest to you.

Header: “Yoruba Teaching Story”

Title: “Osun and the Power of Woman”

First Sentence: “Olodurmare, the Supreme Creator, who is both female and male, wanted to prepare the earth for human habitation.”

This is from the 9th Edition of Mary Pat Fisher’s Living Religions, from the chapter “Indigenous Sacred Ways.” It’s nearest to me because this  corner is my work corner, and a stack of my books, papers, and teaching notes for class are all right here next to me 🙂

Hey, why not ask me something from this list? This one, as well as 22, 79, and 149, 49, 64, 102l, 108, and 135, and 19 have already been answered.

Oh! Do 150! Tell us the book too! Maybe a little bit about why that one is closest to you.

“I used to have some little bad days, and I kept them in a little box. And one day, I threw them out into the yard. “Oh, it’s just a couple little innocent bad days.” Well, we had a big rain. I don’t know what it was growing in but I think we used to put eggshells out there and coffee grounds, too. Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me. Choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothin’. They’re your days. Choke ‘em!”

Tom Waits x

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