Sunday, October 30, 2016

Silly Valley

The Atlantic suggests that, at least, one person in Silly Valley has a conscience: The Binge Breaker. Tristan  Harris, actually, discusses people playing humans as if on a line. This makes Zack's little experiments look amateur.

Several places, I have cautioned that Silly Valley is enmeshing us in a very ominous manner. To them, it is just fair game in the unicorn environment. No one of them wants to be (seen as) a loser.

Human dignity? Went out the window, evidently.

Here, I have argued that man-in-the-loop will become (continue to be) of importance in anything dealing with truth and complexity. That approach goes against the grain that has been honed for the past 200 years.

Time for a re-look.

Related themes: Overlay, Entrapment, ...

Remarks: Modified: 10/31/2016

10/31/2016 -- Being on Quora for the past year helped develop the sense of how to address the need for truth engineering. Devices play a major part. Differences in presentation related to devices do so, as well. Lots to look at. ... IEEE weighed in, long ago. This statement is not a conflation, rather we really need to reassess what we think of people and mind.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Truth and nature

In another context, there was discussion about phenomena that is particular to humans. You now, consciousness is one. There are several.

Now, limiting the discussion to a few, we can start to deal with some issues that seem to generate a whole lot of angst. The sides of the arguments split with a wide gap.

Essentially, we are going to argue that nature does not deal with truth. Nature is, just like we are. What has happened is that humans have truth engineered over the eons that we have been around.

And, since the computational progress has accelerated, we find ourselves in a bind (actually, several binds). Computers deal with truth; it's at its core. So, we now have a cloud that is becoming increasingly muddy. Why? No one is really looking at this beyond local views.

But, is there one of greater extent? Ah. Yes. Does that necessitate that we bring in the metaphysical aspects of so much controversy? Well. Not really.

The approach rests upon using psychether as the operational basis. How can this be? That, pray tell, is the main thing to work on and use to advance the importance of truth engineering.

Remarks: Modified: 10/31/2016

10/31/2016 -- Time to weigh in, more deeply