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Introversion’s potential risks – temporary language blindness

During the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed rich conversations with some creative, insightful friends—introverts all. As an introvert with many interests, I can occupy myself with research and other projects for weeks on end...

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A Buddhism critic does a week-long retreat

Some excerpts in Scientific American from John Horgan’s experience. The retreat cost was $1800, plus a teacher donation, an expensive lesson. “But enlightenment, I decided by the end of the retreat, is banal. It means simply appreciating each moment, no matter how mundane and annoying, as an end in itself, not as a means to […]

AI has learned to probe minds of other computers. Science 27 July 2018

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/computer-programs-can-learn-what-other-programs-are-thinking?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2018-07-27&et_rid=17392990&et_cid=2218108 Implies that if we get multiple AI’s on-line, they will become one quickly? — PJW

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