Fiction giving some serious Friction ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. I too would love to visit countries going through Renaissance…..and watch some of the master pieces in creation!!
        And the ancient civilizations, Aztec, Inca, Maya, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro…..all of them!! I would also like to see the reign of Asoka, he’s considered to be the greatest Indian King.
        I often think how wonderful it would have been to be able to travel to the past…..and ofcourse to be able to come back as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much for referring the episode I’ll definitely watch it!!โ˜บ
      Yes we definitely seem to be approaching towards a dystopic future….hope it takes longer than we expectโ˜บ
      Thank you, I too love wearing glasses!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. Or you could do both at the same time (no pun intended) by reading the book 2001; A Space Odyssey or watch the film. The movie came out in 1968, so you could see what people then thought of the future. Plus, the film is set in the future (now past) of 2001, but it begins with a long scene from the “Dawn of Man” with two groups of ape-like hominids. The main “character” is a computer named HAL, for heuristic algorithmic (thank you, spell-check) logic. His artificial intelligence/ personality definitely creates some havoc.

    Enjoy your semester as your future becomes present.

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    1. This is an interesting concept! To be in the future and know how people from the ‘past’ thought of it โ˜บ I’ve heard of the movie many times, I’ll make sure I watch it this time โ˜บ
      It seems very amusing to me that in childhood days those cartoons we used to watch…..they portrayed future in such a colorful and advanced way.
      Yet at this time we portray it as all dark and fumes and back to ‘cave age’…..well almost!โ˜บ

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      1. Well, when one of the most popular TV shows in the US is The Walking Dead, I guess our view of the future is a little dark. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was reading an article today about whether AI would fear death. Interesting, and another topic visited in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The article also questioned whether advanced AI would consider humans to be a waste of energy, which was the subject of a couple episodes of the original Star Trek series. The more things change, the more they stay the same! Indeed.

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      2. I love walking dead!!๐Ÿ˜Š But I hope the future is not like that!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜
        I actually tried to find the article you mentioned and read some interesting views while doing it.
        Technically speaking AI will fear death only if the person who designed him, wrote the program like that. Else it should not fear death.
        But another criteria of advanced AI is it self teaches. It has logical and reasoning power.
        If the AI was made to serve a purpose, its aim is to complete the job, and that means it requires to stay alive. Maybe that way it may fear death.
        Or, it may at some point refuse to do that job, if its risky for him……that would require logical judgement on his part……….most AI are built to collect info from various sources, and maybe by judging the parameters and doing some complex calculations…… it might come to its own conclusions…….it is possible at a more advanced stage.
        I’m sorry if I’m just going on and onnnn!! This is such an interesting topic you mentioned. And I just couldn’t stop thinking about it โ˜บ
        I’ll watch the movie and see what they thought of it โ˜บ
        And yes if some AI is built to look after efficient utilization of energy and resource, and given too much freedom of decision, it might just eliminate humans โ˜บ
        Eagle Eye is a good movie on this starting that Transformer guy โ˜บ
        The Star Trek and Star War movies predicted some of the gadgets that are being made now…..or maybe the scientists took inspiration from them and built them. โ˜บ
        Sorry for the length!!

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      3. It’s fun to read your enthusiastic comments. I can see you’re really invested in this! Never mind the length. ๐Ÿ™‚
        The article reached many of the same conclusions you did. And here it is:
        https://www.inverse.com/article/23136-singularity-ai-death-fear

        I took biology long ago in undergrad. I find science very interesting, though I’m not all that knowledgeable. But, I do like reading the thought experiments for quantum physics. just not the math! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. Thank you so much for sharing the article!! I’ll give it a read very soon. Its suddenly a very chaotic situation in India right now. All 500 and 1000 rupees notes got banned. Was announced few hours before, after all the banks closed. And no public transaction in any bank tomorrow as well! Everyone’s searching for change in their house!
        Yess I’m really invested in this whole concept of AI. And I’m really glad you take as much interest, its fun talking about it…..and brings up interesting topics and perspective to think and discuss about โ˜บ

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      5. That is a strange situation with the money. I can’t imagine what would happen if President Obama said that we had to turn in all our $5 and $10 bills. Actually, I have a few ideas and they aren’t pretty. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        As HAL in 2001 might say, “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

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      6. Its a pretty strange situation now. Well momentarily even the richest man in India is bankrupt now ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Changing all the money from Reserve Bank Of India within 50 days is going to be a hectic task. And don’t know how long its gonna take to actually get it back…..
        Lol the quote is very cool! ๐Ÿ˜€
        A big day for all of you today! Good luck โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘

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      7. Thanks! We shall see. Polls start closing in 1 1/2 hours. But, if it’s as close as predicted, it could be early tomorrow morning before we know. And Trump has already filed a lawsuit contesting early voting in one state. Marvelous!

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      8. Its so weird what’s happening!! How can a person like him even be a candidate. But I guess its same in every continent, every country…..none of the people who stand in the elections are worthy enough….with some pretty bad activities in their sleeves.

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  2. Your photograph with longer hair is beautiful, dear Mithai. โค
    I would prefer the present, knowing my family and grandchildren are especially who I would miss if I changed my time period from today to past or future! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I can see telepathy as a technology enhancement. I would choose to live in the future. I love the idea of a unified planet of people who use technology to spread intelligent life through the universe. I sometimes think what if we are the only species intelligent enough to make tools and to think (sort of). What if our evolutionary destiny is to leave this planet to colonize other worlds? ….Right now we are somewhere in between although we are closer to what we are becoming than we were 20 years ago.

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    1. A unified planet through telepathy! That’s a beautiful concept. Maybe if people spread good thoughts and feelings, it may bring change the not so good thoughts of some of the population.
      Technology and science would spread faster and progress rapidly with so many minds connecting!
      But there’s also the question of someone corrupting someone else’s thoughts using the technology, invading into their brain and doing unscrupulous things.
      Ofcourse, with right prevention, telepathy can bring unimaginable and uncomprehendable advancement in very less time, maybe for the better.
      We the only intelligent life form in this infinite space. Or there are others like us. Both are a scary thought.
      And you are right, colonization is a very probable future. They are already working on it!!
      What if earth is not our original planet? Maybe life form from another planet dropped here through some asteroid or something else.

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      1. I love to get all speculative. We don’t know how many times ‘consciousness’ has reached or surpassed this stage of evolution only to self destruct. We don’t know how many times other beings achieved this level of technology only to go out in a planetary extinction.

        I do think that we are eternal, though in ways that we can’t fathom.

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      2. Its surprising as I too speculate about the exact things! How many times have there been advancement and again everything falling apart, life , development and extinction, how many more advanced planet……and their wipe out.
        If there have been others who reached height of consciousness and enlightenment……and what happened after that?
        Are our thoughts, mind, love and presence immortal. I too feel everything is eternal โ˜บ
        I often think, how beautiful it would be if I could lie under the stars in a desert and….. speculate about the universe โ˜บ
        Its always beautiful talking to you, reading your works and looking at your art โ˜บ

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      3. One of the most profound moments of my life happened when I was 25.

        I was camping on the North Shore of Oahu.

        I fell asleep and something woke me.

        I was on my back and when I opened my eyes the first thing I saw was the Milky Way without the intrusion of light that blots out the night sky in our cities.

        I saw the majesty of our galaxy and realized how small I am. That sense of my real place in the universe has never left me.

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      4. There’s something tremendously reflective about stars! Every night I too stand looking at the stars from our terrace. Huge beads of sparkling diamonds all over the sky, feels so omnipresent.
        I too would love to witness the milky way someday, only its profoundity without any intrusion โ˜บโ˜บ
        Wishing you a wonderful weekend โ˜บ

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  4. Bonsoir tu es trรจs belle sur ce tableau

    J’ai vu ton passage sur mon blog
    Je me permets de rentrer dans ton univers
    Pour te dire merci
    Merci de ta fidรฉlitรฉ
    Merci de tes commentaires
    Merci du fond du coeur
    Merci pour tout
    je te souhaite une trรจs bonne soirรฉe

    Une excellente semaine ร  venir avec une petite chute de tempรฉrature

    Reste bien au chaud

    Prends bien soin de toi

    Gros bisous Bernard

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour votre autre poรจme! C’est trรจs agrรฉable et sympathique de vous laisser ces beaux poรจmes dans mon blog, me rend trรจs heureux eux ๐Ÿ™‚ Son toujours un plaisir de visiter votre blog voir. Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse semaine ร  venir, prendre soin !!

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  5. I foresee a future for you as a futurologist Mithai – you have the technical knowledge and the imagination to exploit it.

    Here in Britain anyway there’s a lot of nostalgia for the past, for how much better things were. I think those that got their wish to travel back in time would soon be scrambling for the next train back to the 21c ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Futurologist, thank you Roy, that would be quite an interesting job, trying to know how things will work out in the future…… personally and as a whole for the world.
      Jules Verne was probably the biggest futurologist……a lot his science fiction works came true! Or even the makers of Star Wars!
      Or maybe scientists took inspiration from these books and movies and created something similar โ˜บ
      Well, I myself can’t even predict what I’m gonna have for lunch lol ๐Ÿ˜œ
      But I feel only technical knowledge won’t be enough to survive, farming knowledge is also very important, which most of us don’t have…..as one day before all the chaos, food will fall short and prices will riseโ˜บ
      Fantasy for the old world, it all seems fantastic! I too would love to travel back if ever get the chance, but ofcourse catch the next train back to 21c!!๐Ÿ˜€
      Would you ever travel back in time if possible!!โ˜บ

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      1. Mithai I hope that your generation will use developing technologies for the benefit of everyone. Too many people are only interested in creating wealth for themselves and for the powerful without regard for the struggling 99% and for the future of the planet. It’s in your hands – no pressure ๐Ÿ™‚

        I love local and social history, learning and writing about it. I’m not sure I’d wish to go back there myself though. Perhaps to kill Hitler…

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      2. Yeah too many people use it for their greed and unscrupulous things. I’ve seen few people who are exceptionally good with programming but they are pretty much waste of resources of the planet.
        I want to do good things that are gonna make a difference and create an impact….. hopefully one day I’ll reach that placeโ˜บ
        I was reading an article that Hitler didn’t commit suicide in 1945. Rather he escaped to Brazil and lived with a Brazilian woman till the age of 95. They had also posted a hazy picture.
        Crazy political conspiracies and theories, what to believe and what not to.
        I hope you kill him in time.

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  6. I love your post…but what’s so amazing us when i begun to read the comments ..it is really wonderful to read insights from different point of views and perspectives…you have brilliant followers..

    I enjoy the post in as much i also enjoyed the comments..

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    1. Thank you so much Mich!! Its absolutely true I’ve met some wonderful people here who read my blogs and leave behind enriching comments. I too learn a lot and start thinking from different perspectives after going through their comments. I truly have made some brilliant friends in the blog, including you โ˜บ

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  7. Iโ€™d have to stay here or I would miss your wonderful posts. If it was just a choice between the definitive past or the unknown future I think Iโ€™d want to try see whatโ€™s at the end of the internet. Good luck with the upcoming semester! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That’s so nice of you to say that!! โ˜บ I’m honored โ˜บ I too would like to see what’s at the end of the internet. What more things can it come up with, how advanced and far can it go and how can we reach its end โ˜บ
      Thank you for thd the semester wishes โ˜บ

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    1. Thank you so much!!โ˜บ
      I hope today’s children are growing up in a proper way, I mostly see then betting on reality tv contestants, or playing video games! They don’t even watch cartoons, how weird is that lol!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      Today is Super moon, don’t forget to get your camera ready!!๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. All in clouds. There were some twenty photographers waiting for the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ It appeared for a minute, so I took a few pictures, but I don’t think the focus will be good because the clouds were moving over it all the time. Will see when I upload the pictures. No time for that this week, the moon will have to wait until the next weekend. I enjoyed the moment, anyway. The moon is very bright and cheerful ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I know things can get very busy. Myself going through 2 exams per day and a bad headache.
        I also loved the moon the day after the Super Moon, didn’t feel much of a difference โ˜บ
        I’m looking forward to your posts โ˜บ
        Love and hugs to youโคโค

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      3. Best of luck with your exams, Mithai! Your headache will go away when the stress goes away. Apply massage to the tips of your toes, when you have a chance. It will help you to relax. Also, there is a point just above your nose – you can apply some massage to it too. Helps me a lot in stressful situations. โค

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  8. You are too funny! Love the umbrella! I’ve actually read several of the Harry Potter books. Fantastic Beasts (also, based on a book by JK Rowling) just hit the movie theaters here. I understand it’s the first of a new series.

    Be well and happy, Mithai. โค โค โค

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    1. Thank you Anna โ˜บ I too love the umbrella!! Will be going for Fantastic Beasts next week, this week has been very hectic with my exams and my cousin brother’s marriage โ˜บ And ohh I wish I could again reread all the Harry Potter books like its the first time. They are legends for me.
      Wishing you a fantastic weekend, lots of love and hugs!!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’—

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  9. I would like to go both back and ahead, but in the form of an observer. I would not want to be there. I think that kind of time travel could be possible, that way you can not change or affect the outcome. Very interesting points you raised. I don’t want a chip in my brain and AI, is kind of scary if it were to advance to the point that it takes over, kind of like HAL in 2001. I know it has been done in other films as well. I recently saw a film called Chappie that I enjoyed, about AI. He wanted to be human, and be able to feel.

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    1. It would be great to be able to go back into past as well as to the future specially by not changing the outcomeโ˜บ I really really wish it was possible!!๐Ÿ˜Š
      Another friend of mine also told me about The space Odyssey 2001, will watch it soon. I also saw Chappie, loved it โ˜บ You can also check out Eagle eye, it was awesome!!โ˜บ
      So if you could actually time travel, where would you go?๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I would go to ancient Egypt, the time of the pyramid building and later to the 18th dynasty, during the reign of Akhnaten.
        Was Eagel Eye with Shia Lebeouf?
        2001 is not for everyone. Chappie had some plot holes, but I really liked it very much. I liked the fact the as an AI, he was not trying to take over, but wanted to be human.

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      2. I too would like to experience the building of the pyramids and witness the reign of Akhenaten and also maybe how Tutankhamen got murdered. I was always intrigued by this particular chapter in History books!!
        We have similar thoughts!!๐Ÿ˜Š
        Yes Eagle eye had Shia Lebeouf!! I loved the concept of the film.
        2001 is indeed a classic, I wish to watch it very soon.โ˜บ

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      3. Yeah its better to lets things roll as it is. Its always for the better…..else we don’t know how much more twisted it can get. I actually enjoyed both the movies ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love movies on time travel, Back to Future will always be a favorite among most people โ˜บ

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      4. You have a very good and positive outlook. That’s good to possess, unlike mine, which is pretty cynical. I try to be optimistic, but the cynic always wins. I do love film, films of all times, Time travel is one of my favorites. Yes, Back To The Future is one of the best. It’s not really time travel in it’s truest sense, but did you like, A Winters Tale? It did not get very good reviews, but I liked it. The book is supposed to be really excellent.

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      5. I too am cynical. In today’s world how can you not be cynical. Its more like a self defense.
        But optimism is like a light that shines through all nonsense.
        Cynical for practicality, optimistic by heart, spirit and in every other senseโ˜บ
        I loved A winter’s tale. It was so beautiful, like a poetry in motionโ˜บ Books are always better, very rarely the movies match up to the books. I think only Twilight movies did justice to the books, not even Harry Potter!

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      6. You hit it there, cynicism for practicality, and optimism for the heart, that is mu way of thinking. I too believe it is a self defense against all that we have to face and deal with.
        I haven’t read A Winters Tale, but liked the movie, I will eventually read it since it had excellent reviews. I love stories like that. I have always found the books to be better than the films.

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      7. I too look at people living in their own bubble. It gets me very surprised as well. I believe in being humane, kind and helpful.
        But blindly trusting people, or ‘taking risks’ as some of my friends like to call it……it doesn’t come easy to me. Feels baseless and naive.
        There’s too many greedy and unscrupulous people around.

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      8. I made that mistake of blindly trusting someone and it cost me dearly. You are so right about the unscrupulous part too. I have recently went through that, and now I find it hard to trust anyone other than really close friends, but even they live in their own bubble. If people were like you said, it would really be so much better of a world. It’s really not that hard to be a decent, tolerant and caring person.

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      9. I’m so sorry to hear that! Its really sad how low people can stoop. I always wonder how they get so messed up….. most people start out fine as a kid, then suddenly what happens…..why do people do such bad things!!??
        But I was reading an article here in the blog and it said, most characteristics of people are defined when they are 2 years old.
        A lot of times kids are born with latent psychopathic tendencies. In violent environment, those traits come out. But if they are brought up in a good household those tendencies stay latent forever.
        When people get greedy for money and property, that also seems like psychopathic to me…..else normal people don’t do that I feel.
        Or even people who break other’s trust, something psychologically wrong with them.

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      10. Speaking of libraries, I would love to visit the one at Vatican. Its off limits to most people and contains a lot of secret manuscripts from the Renaissance period…..even though in Latin, wouldn’t understand much โ˜บ

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      11. I would imagine that costs a small fortune to maintain that. There must be some really important and interesting things there. Why is that they get to hide this stuff, shouldn’t everyone have access? knowledge should not be for the select few.

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      12. Maybe it has things of science and great inventions. Or maybe mentions of secret passages as told in Dan Brown’s book. Or many texts which might hurt the sentiments of the church. True everyone should have access to them but its so sad that never happens. So many more discoveries and conclusions could be made if general people got access to them.
        There’s this guy called Zahi Hawass, he has some kind of monopoly over the pyramids, doesn’t let others enter the most interesting sites of excavation…… that’s just bad. All the power consolidated in only few hands.

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      13. I know who Hawas is. He was the Director Of Antiquities. I know when they had the political problem there a few years ago, they booted him out, but I think he is back, not sure.
        I would think knowledge is something that should be shared by all mankind. I would think the church more likely has something to hide that they don’t want revealed like in the book. It could be anything, but I’d love to see it.

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      14. I used to watch some of the shows they used to make on him in Discovery chanel, I felt he was very rude to people around him. He might be very knowledgeable with years of experience but I believe skills can come at any age, sometimes students do better than their teachers.

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  10. I’m with you; Two words describe why I’d rather live in the present…just two: indoor plumbing. I’ve though a lot about pioneer women traveling in wagons across the U.S. and wonder what it was like without indoor plumbing. I’d give up my phone, internet, t.v., the car…everything except for indoor plumbing. And how they ever coped with sod houses, I’ll never know. BTW, thanks so much for visiting my site! Blessings, Stephanie

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    1. Ohh yeah!! Can give up everything other than indoor plumbing. Its a great point you raised. Can’t imagine life without it. How tough it must have been for people, specially for women back then! We are better off now, previously it was always wars and looting, even though the same things go on in a different way……I don’t know it might just go back to same in the future!
      Thank you so much for visiting, have a wonderful weekend!!โ˜บโคโค

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  11. I definitely would remain here in the present, carefully picking and choosing what ‘new’ technologies, activities, and interests I move forward with.

    Just the idea of Mark Zukerman and his telepathic Facebook is so creepy to me.

    Enjoyed reading this essay very much. Thank you. ๐ŸŽ„

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    1. Present is always better!! ๐Ÿ˜€ We know what we are up against, past and future are both very unpredictable…..even though a trip would be interesting!!โ˜บ
      The Facebook idea is indeed creepy….its far too ambitious and messed up!
      I’m very happy to have you here after so long and that you enjoyed the postโ˜บ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  12. Stepping into the future that’s 200 ahead we would seem extravagantly stupid to them and moving to past would be too stupid… Hence staying in present is what I’ll love to be in… Btw good content.. worth reading

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      1. Hope they do find out such ways!! Did you read that article about Mars where they apparently found evidence of an ancient civilization ….dunno if it’s true but hope so lol โ˜บ
        I think in ancient days to there were galactic travels happening all over, that would be coolโ˜บ
        Apparently NASA has built an UFO shaped super fast shuttle.

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  13. I think you had a wise choice to live at the present than future or the past. I was thinking to choose future by the pure assumption that it will be better. Re-thinking again, that assumption could be very wrong. There are so many factors involving – as you mentioned. Although I am not afraid of AI, but yes it could turn to something we have not imagined yet. I think we need to ensure we consider to include the “Three Laws of Robot” from Isimov in them.

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    1. I was reading a news that in some lab a robot had killed a scientist. After further investigation it was found that the scientist’s colleagues had planned the whole ‘accident’. Isimov’s laws are being broken.
      Thank you so much for reading!!โ˜บโ˜บ

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    1. Hi I’m sorry for the late reply, somehow I had missed through the notifications!
      Yeah exactly, just like the past is so mysterious and rustic, the future is excruciatingly exciting! I too wanna witness both!โ˜บ
      Have a great dayโ˜บ

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