Live purposefully, wonder and die

Pain, sorrow, death are facts of life as much as love and play. What is a human to do hence other than live purposefully, wonder and die.

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The human purpose: 8 aspects

What is the chief end of man and what are the true necessaries and means of life?

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On human relations: Love and hate

A human being is as capable of a good deed as they are of a bad one. To be capable of and to perform a good deed, requires a particular social environment

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The machine question. Critical perspectives on AI, robots and ethics. A short commentary.

The institution of any practice of any criterion of moral considerability […] is an act of power over, and ultimately an act of violence toward, those others who turn out to fail the test of the criterion and are therefore not permitted to enjoy the membership benefits of the club of consideranda.” “They become ‘fit objects’ of exploitation, oppression, enslavement, and finally extermination. As a result, the very question of moral considerability is ethically problematic itself, because it lends support to the monstrous Western project of planetary domination.”

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Driverless cars: AI will not solve philosophical conundrums

Premeditated murder by AI is neither justifiable, nor a consolation for those at loss. To say the least, this ability awards a godly power to machines. In addition to degrading human life, it poses a real threat to it.

Bethink yourselves. Owned, controlled and commodified

Two arguments have been put forth to be quiet if not smoother the yet to be had debate on privacy by two technocrats. One: “privacy is not a social norm,” implies that violation of privacy is a social norm. Which in other words means that the violation of the self is a social norm. The other: “if you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” has far reaching and fundamental implications. In other words, if your self or the territories thereof can be owned, commodified and manipulated and controlled by others, maybe you should not have them in the first place. Or, if you have rights that you don't want others to violate, maybe you shouldn’t have them in the first place. Hell, if you have a system of governance that you don’t want others to abuse, maybe you shouldn’t have it in the first place. This is bonkers.

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Human design principles

  This guideline suggests some human aspects that are fundamental in designing for humans and a purpose thereof, as it were. These are happiness, fulfilment, integration, health, freedom, play, and the expression of an intrinsic drive. A human being is a complex, organic system consisting of various capacities and dimensions with growth potentialities, a system… Continue reading Human design principles