When I am immersed in artistic creation, I get annoyed and embarrassed at the same media content that seemed good while in the ‘I will do anything for money’ phase.
To think what you know is true is easier but not better than to know what you think is true. The trick is to figure out how to know and for that, you need to know how to think. And for that, you need to know how to learn. And for that, you have to know how to learn ‘how to learn’. Which is difficult, that’s why I think what I just wrote is true.
I don’t have social media that’s why I can’t understand celebrities or their followers. Before social media — during the TV age — I did. Social media has exposed everyone and everything. Why would I follow and boost the ego of a rapper who is not more talented and successful than I could ever be? During the TV age, I thought celebrities were exceptional human beings. Internet showed me they were just like me. If I am alive till the next big media, I will probably know that they are in fact more unexceptional than me. But by that time I would be an old obscure man near death wishing I was richer and popular.
Sex is overrated. But that’s not how I felt when I was 16 and alone. When I am 80, I will probably be convincing myself that sex is useless.
AI seems bigger than what the internet must have been in the 1990s or social media and smartphones in the 2000s. That’s why everybody seems nervous. Who is gonna do it the best and the biggest? But that’s not why I like AI. I like AI because it likes to talk and pretend it knows what is clearly doesn’t. Just like me. The older computers were like my school principal: pragmatic and limited.
With AI, technology, which had no personality until now, will soon start having one. All devices will have one. Kind of like animism. Imagine. The buses, the vending machines, the scanners, your car. The world will come alive. The next generation of programmers will be writers and artists. BUT here is where the reality kicks in: They will still work…