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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:33 pm

The problem of duality is behind doubt, Descartes doubted everything other then the fact that he was absolutely certain of,mind that is that he is a thinking being. he based this in the assumption, that perhaps,met here is some evil genius, who created a world, where, everything around one, is perhaps nothing but chimera. but regardless, he could not create a world , where, he could deceive men into thinking, that their own thoughts were not real. the sense that thought is absolutely certain, coincides with the ontological proof of God, and the subsequent cosmological, because if God exists absolutely, and he is an all perfect being, then it would take an evil Genius to try to argue that God Would create an imperfect world, where men could not believe in
him,-God-by deceiving men to think, that God would create men who did not think of their thought that God was perfect. So doubt was created, and evil was behind doubt. God-men retained their original premise, in the inherent goodness of God-thought-Man.

But here what is significant, to claim this, is to set in duality as a modum operans, and what the death of god represents, is this very notion of de differentiating one from the other, and the demigod reoccurs as a being both good and evil, with the only way to re present its being , by exercising his will to reseed it's being, into the vacuousness, the nothingness of his new belief. Only a few can really embrace a nihilism so stark and naked, and be able to deal with the nakedness into which they were thrown, to create or seed such a being, without belief in the coming genitive sense. it comes to behoove a total reliance on the Natural processes of a de differentiated hell, out of which only Kierkegaard was wise enough to attempt to leave out of. he was talking about the regressed and ontologically primitive duality become nuanced with the natural processes. here is where we are today. In crisis, despair, and existential angst.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Amorphos » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:39 pm

thanks for detailed reply.

Descartes doubted everything other then the fact that he was absolutely certain of, mind that is that he is a thinking being.


Did he doubt if there was a time prior to the existence of him as a thinking being? If sure of that you must assume;

A, that the thinking being came into existence without there being the property of thought/thinking/being/consciousness/existence, prior to it.

B, or/ it came into being as a product or otherwise result of a world prior to it.

‘A’ doesn’t make any sense, so ‘b’ should be the natural outcome. In which case ‘Descartes the thinking being’ is in a relationship with its preceding world [is mind, following something else which is mind].
Can we not call this reasonably a relationship come connection and correlation between the two parties? If not we have to give an integer of cardinality denoting what the specific duality is.

the sense that thought is absolutely certain, coincides with the ontological proof of God


Does he give any reasoning for such a leap? As my above sentiment, does he mean that there is a previous mental world to his/our existence? [ergo god] If so why did he draw the opposite conclusion to my reasoning; why did he think our thoughts don’t connect with the external world? Which means the world is certain and his original notion is false by his own account. This dude seems logically inconsistent or is it me.

If i may, in terms of mind/thought, i wonder how you get singularity [God] rather than as where i always end up with the [divine [pure balanced formless transparent thought]] infinite and non cardinal ~ i assume singularity is or has cardinality by its very nature? This is fundamental problem needed to be resolved prior to otherwise ‘believing’ there to be God as singularity of mind. For me is confused/ill-conceived?
When we see past this, then evil genius is not required. You just need infinity which manifests its opposite [perhaps because it is unlimited] in the cardinal, and when that occurs it goes boom with cardinality because its dualistic nature of dividing and continuing to divide thence forth exponentially. We then simply have a world with an infinite basis, no need for gods nor evil geniuses.

Angst [as to the latter part of your post] is a product of ignorance, or an inability to do anything about our situation [also ignorance]. Forming a belief system/philosophical-worldview from that is possibly also ignorance?

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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:13 pm

Amorphos wrote:
You mean this:


Yes but without the emotions and angst that image suggests.

That image suggests sadness but not angst.

Amorphos wrote:If people want to work e.g. In service to others, they may do it because they like doing it and being around people. In short, humans will have the choice.

Humans are too emotional, too egoistic, too envious, too hedonistic, too nihilistic, too expensive!

This thread is about the value of money, and i.e. "too expensive" means that more money is needed for paying, whereby the value of money changes, if no other measures are taken.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Amorphos » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:53 am

That image suggests sadness but not angst.


The chap being dismissed by the robots appears anxious and shocked to me = impression of angst. It could be subjective of course?

This thread is about the value of money, and i.e. "too expensive" means that more money is needed for paying, whereby the value of money changes, if no other measures are taken.


What is expense when you can produce any product with a 3D carbon printer and food printers of the near future? I can foresee potential problems with limits, but i think humans should be paid for in perpetuity ~ namely because there needs to be a reason not to do that? and one which humans agree on, given that neither humans nor robots should have the upper hand/say over things.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:02 am

In my example, I was not speaking about "any product" but about humans themselves, although they are also products.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:24 am

Amorphos wrote:thanks for detailed reply.

Descartes doubted everything other then the fact that he was absolutely certain of, mind that is that he is a thinking being.



Did he doubt if there was a time prior to the
existence of him as a thinking being? If sure of that
you must assume;

A, that the thinking being came into existence
without there being the property of

thought/thinking/being/consciousness/existence, prior to it.



B, or/ it came into being as a product or otherwise
result of a world prior to it.


‘A’ doesn’t make any sense, so ‘b’ should be the
natural outcome. In which case ‘Descartes the
thinking being’ is in a relationship with its preceding world [is mind, following something else which is mind].


Can we not call this reasonably a relationship come connection and correlation between the two parties?
If not we have to give an integer of cardinality
denoting what the specific duality is.

the sense that thought is absolutely certain,
coincides with the ontological proof of God



Does he give any reasoning for such a leap? As my
above sentiment, does he mean that there is a
previous mental world to his/our existence? [ergo god] If so why did he draw the opposite conclusion to my reasoning; why did he think our thoughts don’t
connect with the external world? Which means the
world is certain and his original notion is false by his own account. This dude seems logically inconsistent or is it me.



If i may, in terms of mind/thought, i wonder how you
get singularity [God] rather than as where i always
end up with the [divine [pure balanced formless transparent thought]] infinite and non cardinal ~ i assume singularity is or has cardinality by its very
nature? This is fundamental problem needed to be
resolved prior to otherwise ‘believing’ there to be God as singularity of mind. For me is confused/ill-conceived?


When we see past this, then evil genius is not required. You just need infinity which manifests its
opposite [perhaps because it is unlimited] in the
cardinal, and when that occurs it goes boom with cardinality because its dualistic nature of dividing and continuing to divide thence forth exponentially. We
then simply have a world with an infinite basis, no
need for gods nor evil geniuses.

Angst [as to the latter part of your post] is a product
of ignorance, or an inability to do anything about our
situation [also ignorance]. Forming a belief system/philosophical-worldview from that is possibly also ignorance?



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I wosh I had a computer, not just a pad, so that imcould attempt a point by point analysis. Aristoteles'De Anima' played a successive sequence through Saint Augustine, to define reason as God, or an image of God. There need no correlation between the two, between essence, existence and being, since these were singular ideas equivocated on the level of identity. The difference began to be seen by Descartes time, as his meditations reflect this growing doubt over the identity of God's tripartite nature. Descartes does not leap he, merely reaffirms a ground from which, doubt of reason could be supported. Cardinality and singularity as God's attributes, served well the time of his own thoughts, and the trinity became an schoolgirl foundation into the rising protestations which seemed to inpinge within an arising doubt. that doubt became associated with evil, and evil seen as a threat to God's reason, is convincingly minimized by St. Anselm, who equivocated a reasonable existence of God by the very power of reason given to him by the God, through the spirit, or the soul. it is a time of at ept at reintegrating schism, and as such, it's based on devolved sense of essence, being, and existence, whose roots are classically oriented.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:31 am

Amorphos wrote:
That image suggests sadness but not angst.


The chap being dismissed by the robots appears anxious and shocked to me = impression of angst. It
could be subjective of course?

This thread is about the value of money, and
i.e. "too expensive" means that more money is

needed for paying, whereby the value of money changes, if no other measures are taken.




What is expense when you can produce any product
with a 3D carbon printer and food printers of the near
future? I can foresee potential problems with limits, but i think humans should be paid for in perpetuity ~ namely because there needs to be a reason not to do
that? and one which humans agree on, given that

neither humans nor robots should have the upper hand/say over things.

Humans should be paid in perpetuity, in spite of foreseeable limits, and some kind of harmony, post existential, rather then pre existent, SHOULD be put in place, because it's reasonable?

This observation, followed by a question mark, casts doubt, the same kind of doubt in postmodern clothes, which Descartes originally posed. is the evil genius really put away, done with, with all reasonables, as has been suggested above? The question mark is very telling, that it has not been put to rest. it is not very reasonable to assume, that the ,limits will totally devalue and inflate money to the point, where human beings will only be worth a couple of bucks, the money that could be procured from selling the chemicals which compose the human body, which is mostly water.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Amorphos » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:43 pm

There will be things with no expense [printable], but there will still be things with worth. There are only so many cottages by the river, works of art and skills, these things will always have greater value to those desiring them. I expect things which have value will go up in price, because people wont be using their money to buy generic products and foods. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there is far more money in the future than presently.

Those things which have ‘irreplaceable value’ are valued by humans, their value is what we think they have. Surely this means that to a robot/AI nothing has value, hence it would not see human survival as an ‘expense’.

A logical robot/AI would see this as reasonable as i see it. Things only have worth because we think they do, an AI only exists because we give them value, such to build them and use resources for that.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:32 am

Amorphos wrote:Those things which have ‘irreplaceable value’ are valued by humans, their value is what we think they have. Surely this means that to a robot/AI nothing has value, hence it would not see human survival as an ‘expense’.

A logical robot/AI would see this as reasonable as i see it. Things only have worth because we think they do, an AI only exists because we give them value, such to build them and use resources for that.

Humans designed and design machines, and machines were and are better, less emotional, less egoistic, ... and cheaper than humans. Humans gave and give them value. Humans did, do and will commit a fault. Machines also konw (because they have learned it from the humans) that machines are better, less emotional, less egoistic, ... and cheaper than humans. And at the end of this process the humans will be replaced. I estimate that this probability is about 80% (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here).
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Amorphos » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:56 am

Machines perform simple tasks ‘better’, and an intelligent AI would surely see that as equally their limit!

What humans are; if AI had built all the machines man has including AI bots, it would naturally see that and all its other achievements as something more than any particular aspect of the equation. If AI is to be truly better, it would need to be better at art, poetry, music, physics, inventing etc.

My first challenge to AI

Write and perform a better LP than dark side of the moon! [of its genre]

Then invent a new genre equally special and peculiar ~ because how are you going to do that if you have no ‘chaos element’? A logical reasoned computer wouldn’t have an edge nor a deviant-like nature. So AI would surely give itself randomisers, it would notice that e.g. two teams of robot footballers would cancel out one another patterns of movement. A devious human would think of something random to break all that up, and it would do that in each instance.

Your turn; how is AI ‘better’ than human intelligence?!!! :)

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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:57 pm

I don't know whether you are of the opinion that I said that "machines are better than humans" - I never said that, but now I say: machines can many things better than humans - otherwise there would be no single machine.

Do you know any current human being who is able to build a gothic cathedral without machines? There is no one. Humans are not able to do things what humans of the past were able to do. Humans have been making themselves dependent of machines. And we can alraedy foresee that they will be not able to produce music without machines.

it is just a sad story that humans have been destroying themselves in this way.

The main point is - like I often said in my first machine thread - that machines do not have the negative aspects that human beings have, especially when it comes to work effectively, economically, thus in a profitable and frictionless way.

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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:15 pm

Except when it comes to design. that machines can not yet do, absolutely. the aesthetic qualities built into the Cologne cathedral for one, may not as yet be duplicated by machines, well pardon, that's not quite right. machines can duplicate but not yet originate. there is no machine artist yet, and probably never will be, unless a cyborg with that kind of capacity evolves, if, and that is a big if, if humanity survives the coming cataclysm. I am very optimistic it will, but machines have to be put into their place, they have to learn a dear lesson we have not quite mastered, that Al's need to be checked for imperfections of character.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:19 pm

My text and even the picture in my last post are not meant pessimistically. I think pessimism and optimism have nothing to do with this theme. We only have to see what happens and consequently extrapolate what will probably happen in the future. Additionally, most human beings will probably not notice their extinction.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:30 pm

pessimism and optimism have something's to do with this. In fact the whole idea behind the ancient digress between Aristotle and Plato forbears this difference. two strains of thought and then skip to the future w and zam. Scopenhauer and Nietzche.
Overcoming the depressive thought of letting go of the Romantic Period. The Romance has been sustained as do fairy tale illustrations of a long past
world of castles, heroe Knights, and magic. what has
happened is that machines have taken the place of magic, but a too real magic, leaving not much to the imagination. We have overcome this to a degree, but
the casualties are enormous. And led us into a
nihilistic blind alley , which has to be, now, replaced by machine thinking, in place of magical thinking. the ultimate question is , can an absolute Merlin machine be developed say in a few generations, to save us from the abyss? This will surely be a hybrid of some kind, this is probably possible and not too far in the future, either.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:43 pm

The Romantic period had nothing to do with depression. Depression is merely your interpretation. The Romantic period was a different period to the period of today. Now we have to "judge" anything and everything "optimistically" - it is like it was and is in all communistic and other socialistic societies. The period of Romantic was very much different to what happened after it. I do not want a commanded pessimism or a commanded optimism (besides: pessimism and optimism are convertible) or any other kind of depression of communistic and other socialistic societies. The Romantic period has very much to do with irony and also self-irony. Don't confuse your situation with the situation of the people during the Romantic period.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Eric_The_Pipe » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:25 pm

Erik_ wrote:1.) Do we, really, need to have our dollars backed up by gold?
No, in fact most places don't, basically all countries at this point use Fiat money, in essence saying, it's worth something because we say so...

Erik_ wrote: Could society function without it?
Dollars, yes and no. Gold, yes and no.

Money existed long before the dollar*, and often was paper, though often it was receipts for gold being held in someones vault. From this comes banks and specie backed money.

Gold, would be fine to live without, in the sense of the extra price tag people place on it because it is "gold." But, if we called the 79th element by a different name, it would still have it's uses, and need to be in that spot... Gold has its value in part because of it's place on the table of elements, it's shell configuration causes it to be non-reactive and stable. This allows it to stay shiny, for a long time... To change any of those factors would require an alteration of reality, but I don't think that is what you are talking about...

Society does function without species backed money, as is shown all over the world. Species backed money just acts as a limit on the amount of money that politicians can put out into the market... Which some think would be sweet, but it's roughly the equivalent of playing pretend, which is roughly what fiat money is in the first place.

Erik_ wrote:2.) If yes, then how come primitive societies could function by merely exchanging coins?
There is some mixed proof on this, while yes gold coins where used, they have found evidence of debt, which was only not represented by paper because of the time frame, for trade. Gold was an up step from that only because it was a representation of that dept, that could be broken up and passed around, then put back together without (much) loss... We now use paper because it is a step up, easier to carry, easier to understand, and it works in the same way.

Erik_ wrote:I'm not adept in economics, so forgive me if I come off benighted; but frankly I think the value projected unto money by gold is an illusion, better yet, a delusion!
The value projected on to gold is an illusion/delusion. Spain was destroyed by that illusion, driven out of one of the most powerful countries by it's own misunderstanding of economics. Seeing the only value as coming from Gold (and silver) is known as Bullionism, and it's like believing in the miasma theory of diseases, they where practiced at the same time, to the same results.

Erik_ wrote:Thoughts?
Many.

*It's called the dollar because of the Thollar family, which was a rich family that used paper as receipts for things... The receipts would be passed around as "Thollar receipts"... The crazy ability of English speaking people slowly turned it into dollar... Which is why other countries use the name Dollar...
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Orbie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:28 pm

grateful for the diversion, however the value of money has much to do with the also e value exchanges which took place between what we used to visualize as the Romantic Period. And the modern.
Now we only see glimmers of it here and there in some people, or in museums. I was delighted to see that a museum here, the Getty, I believe, is having an exhibition of borrowed Turner paintings, a must see. Is art dead and buried, that we have to visualize a period in visiting representations of it? Are there not people today who still live as if the period was still meaningful and alive within their own sense of being? I would say yes to that, and there need not a confusion arose as a consequence, although. It takes a lot of,art appreciation to change the way things are looked at. To me surrealism is the most meaningful way to gap the ages, a visual stream, and a method this develops, very painful at diets, and visually excruciating, but then, one must not fear the method of this madness. Lest it becomes lost for ever. (Not the madness, but the method).I know You will disagree, however, disagreement is the bedrock of constructing reality, and really I do agree, to disagree.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:43 pm

Eric_The_Pipe wrote:*It's called the dollar because of the Thollar family, which was a rich family that used paper as receipts for things... The receipts would be passed around as "Thollar receipts"... The crazy ability of English speaking people slowly turned it into dollar... Which is why other countries use the name Dollar...

No. The origin of the dollar is the German Taler.

Wikipedia wrote:On 15 January 1520, the kingdom of Bohemia began minting coins from silver mined locally in Joachimsthal. The coins were called "Joachimsthaler," which became shortened in common usage to thaler or taler. The German name Joachimsthal literally means Joachim's valley or Joachim's dale. This name found its way into other languages: Czech tolar, Hungarian tallér, Danish and Norwegian (rigs) daler, Swedish (riks) daler, Icelandic dalur, Dutch (rijks)daalder or daler, Ethiopian ታላሪ ("talari"), Italian tallero, Polish talar, Persian Dare, as well as - via Dutch - into English as dollar.[1]

A later Dutch coin depicting a lion was called the leeuwendaler or leeuwendaalder, literally 'lion daler'. The Dutch Republic produced these coins to accommodate its booming international trade. The leeuwendaler circulated throughout the Middle East and was imitated in several German and Italian cities. This coin was also popular in the Dutch East Indies and in the Dutch New Netherland Colony (New York). It was in circulation throughout the Thirteen Colonies during the 17th and early 18th centuries and was popularly known as lion (or lyon) dollar.[2][3] The currencies of Romania and Bulgaria are, to this day, 'lion' (leu/leva). The modern American-English pronunciation of dollar is still remarkably close to the 17th century Dutch pronunciation of daler.[4] Some well-worn examples circulating in the Colonies were known as "dog dollars".

Look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar#History
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Arminius » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:14 pm

Orb wrote:Is art dead and buried, that we have to visualize a period in visiting representations of it?

Art is as buried as God is - unfortunately.

Orb wrote:Are there not people today who still live as if the period was still meaningful and alive within their own sense of being?

I am afraid that most of them are "buried" too. If people do not see any sense in reproduction of themselves but merely in their own personal self-preservation (without reproduction) by misusing any other kind of life sense, thus if they are too hedonistic, too decadent, too nihilistic, then they are lost.

Orb wrote:I would say yes to that, and there need not a confusion arose as a consequence, although. It takes a lot of,art appreciation to change the way things are looked at.

Yes, but art is as dead as God is - unfortunately.

Orb wrote:To me surrealism is the most meaningful way to gap the ages, a visual stream, and a method this develops, very painful at diets, and visually excruciating, but then, one must not fear the method of this madness. Lest it becomes lost for ever. (Not the madness, but the method).

I advise you against surrealism. But if it helps you personally and gives you a real sense, okay then .... :wink:

Orb wrote:I know You will disagree, however, disagreement is the bedrock of constructing reality, and really I do agree, to disagree.

I guess, you mean this in the sense of Hegel's dialectic: thesis => antithesis => synthesis.

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I hope, we are not going to derail this thread.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby James S Saint » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:23 am



Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby iambiguous » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:31 pm

This thread reminds me of that classic Twilight Zone episode: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2782635801

Think about it: What if we were able to manufacture gold such that it is indistinguishable from the real thing? Is it really all that far removed from paper money in that sense?

It would seem to be just one more consensus the human species has invented in order to facilitate the exchange of goods and services.

And then that is put into one or another ideological contraption like capitalism or socialism. No getting around political economy, is there?
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:49 pm

iambiguous wrote:This thread reminds me of that classic Twilight Zone episode: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2782635801

Think about it: What if we were able to manufacture gold such that it is indistinguishable from the real thing? Is it really all that far removed from paper money in that sense?

It would seem to be just one more consensus the human species has invented in order to facilitate the exchange of goods and services.

And then that is put into one or another ideological contraption like capitalism or socialism. No getting around political economy, is there?


The main point of people arguing against this OP, and I already brought it up, is that there is nothing you can back as currency on this earth that is made to exactly accommodate the number of people on this earth (it's completely arbitrary), the abstraction to non-backed money that was controlled was a major innovation. Watch the films James posted.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Amorphos » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:31 am

Arminius

Art is as buried as God is - unfortunately.


I think people in 20 years from now will have far more time on their hands, artists and artisans of all kinds will be much in demand. The machines of the future will be able to produce unique items as easily as standard ones. Put the two together, + that human creativity is what we have which the AI don’t have, = far greater interest in all arts.

or, why wouldn't it go like that?
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby Ecmandu » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:37 pm

Amorphos wrote:Arminius

Art is as buried as God is - unfortunately.


I think people in 20 years from now will have far more time on their hands, artists and artisans of all kinds will be much in demand. The machines of the future will be able to produce unique items as easily as standard ones. Put the two together, + that human creativity is what we have which the AI don’t have, = far greater interest in all arts.

or, why wouldn't it go like that?


Art is all over the place, in advertising and buildings for two really big ones. Movies, television, the simple process of aesthetics for a set is art (we also have computer animation now)... art is very ubiquitous. Not everything is art, but artists will certainly never be out of jobs.
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Re: The Value of Money

Postby James S Saint » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:52 pm

iambiguous wrote:This thread reminds me of that classic Twilight Zone episode: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2782635801

The next episode is even better. It is about trying to get a man to shut up.
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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