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In What We Trust

You may recall a post I made a few months ago .. in which I mentioned that “I am not at all proud of the species I apparently belong to” (“I understand that this is very important to you”). Another … Continue reading
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Automatism + Automaticity – Let’s do this right!

In the previous episode, I raised some concerns about how automatism and automaticity affect us, our technologies and therefore also the world in general. I quoted a line from Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book, “Talking to strangers” – but I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fundamental Principles of Rational Media

In my previous post, I noted that my concept of rationality differs from the general, widely accepted views of this notion. I do not disagree with these views. Instead, I believe the way I view rationality is more generalized. To … Continue reading Continue reading

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First Essay on Rational Media

I recently mentioned my new and improved „rational media“ concept… – now I want to begin to try to unpack that idea. Of course, it’s complicated. Let me start off with something simple: media (in general). What makes something „media“ … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dumb

If you believe something to be true, but do not assert your belief, then you are probably dumb. 😉   Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Context-Free Meaning

For this post, I would like to start out with two operational definitions: Context-Free Websites Contextual Websites „Context-Free“ websites purport to be containers without context. Supposedly, there is no „situation“ or „issue“ which constrains the content – it is assumed … Continue reading Continue reading

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Limitations in the WordPress Notifications algorithm

Ted and Brandon’s most recent episode of the „Concerning AI“ podcast is a very rewarding listen… – mainly because of their thinking with respect to compassion towards (or against) algorithms. Having compassion towards or against an algorithm seems like a … Continue reading Continue reading

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In Our Brains…

In our brains, almost everything is connected to the world outside of our brains. Thinking about artificial intelligence (AI), my friends Ted and Brandon are asking for help (@http://concerning.ai). In my humble opinion: If you want to „get somewhere“ then … Continue reading Continue reading

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Names vs. Words: Strings for Identity vs. Strings for Information

There is a long-standing tradition of distinguishing names from words — although it is not formally codified (even language itself is not “set in stone”, but rather is undergoing constant evolution — much like a living being), it can be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Intermission

I feel I need to tie up some loose ends from the previous post. There are two phenomena that I seem to have kind of mashed up (at least that’s what I think). Both of these are from my very … Continue reading Continue reading

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