Today in the fall of western civilization: The creative remix of the Ying Yang Symbol by scientists that write papers about "Beyond Growth and Form: morphogenesis as a gateway to diverse intelligence"
Incorporating intangible concepts into LLM prompts is impossible w/ natural language. @Microsoft researchers developed a method to use imaginary words to represent ideas, like a writer's style. Allows prompt to be more descriptive & fine-grained
Can GPT-3 explain my past and tell my future? "I loaded 10 years of journal entries into it and started asking questions" - Experiment by Dan Shipper
When have I been the happiest?
What do I need to learn in order to improve my life?
What is obvious to everyone around me but doesn't appear obvious to me?
What is my deepest unmet need?
What are my deepest hopes and dreams?
Why is my Myers-Briggs personality type?
If I were to write a New York Times bestselling book about the intersection of my interests and AI, what would it be about?
In Japan, cleaning is called ‘Soji’ and valued as a way to cultivate our minds. In fact, Soji is beyond mere cleaning. Buddhist monks in a monastery put more time into practicing Soji than into practicing Zen meditation. Actually, Zen is not only about meditation but about your whole life.
A monk’s day begins with cleaning. We sweep the temple grounds and gardens and polish the temple building. We don’t do this because it’s dirty or messy. We sweep dust to remove our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments.
One important thing Soji practice tells us is that we never complete cleaning. Just as leaves begin to fall right after you sweep, desires begin to accumulate right after you refresh your mind. We continue cleaning the gloom in our hearts, knowing that we will never end it.
How can you change your daily housework into an opportunity to contemplate yourself? I recommend that you have your own ritual when you start cleaning. In my case, I give prayer and chant a short mantra to a little Buddha statue before cleaning. Once you make it your daily routine, it protects you from evils. This is the power of routine.
#Prediction: There will soon be great demand for effective solutions for the millions of people that will be permanently out work due to AI replacement. Mutual aid will be critical. An enormous creative potential is being unleashed, If managed well. If not, big trouble ahead.