Flower is on a Mountain
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Flower is on a Mountain

Ever since stumbling upon the evocative verses of a revered Korean poet, I’ve been enchanted. The desire to honor his legacy led me to a novel idea – a cinematic tribute. However, the task wasn’t easy until I found my digital muse, ChatGPT. I shared the poet’s work with this AI companion, hoping to delve…

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Using Open Source Software or AI to Restore Photos?

The passage of time can take a toll on our cherished memories, especially when it comes to preserving old photographs. Faded colors, scratches, and damage can render these precious moments unrecognizable, but all is not lost. With the help of technology, there are several ways – both old and new – to restore and breathe…

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Scripting a Digital Narrative: My Exploration with ChatGPT in Crafting a Personal Brand Story

By: Ricky Wright In the digital epoch, personal branding has transcended beyond mere self-promotion into a realm of storytelling and authentic self-expression. As a creative digital marketer with a penchant for social enterprise, my quest for articulating my personal brand narrative led me to an intriguing ally – OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Here’s a voyage through my…

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The Cool Luddite Legacy and the Fall of the Robin Hood Tree: A Cautionary Tale for Our Times

Ah, the Luddites! Those impassioned textile workers of the early 19th century who took to breaking machines, fearing the icy grasp of automation would replace their livelihoods. Painted by the history books as anti-progress, were they really? Or were they perhaps some of the earliest whistleblowers, crying out against the perils of unchecked technological advancement?…

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Disrupting Disruption: A Hilarious Critique of Silicon Valley Buzzwords

In Silicon Valley’s lexicon, few words carry as much gravitas as “disruption,” “innovation,” and “scaling.” These terms have practically become the holy trinity of tech startup culture, a sort of shorthand for the revolutionary potential promised by new technologies. However, as these buzzwords reach near-mythic status, they increasingly gloss over the nuanced, often problematic realities…

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Technology’s Dual Edges: Progress or Peril?

There’s a whispering narrative, echoing through the tree-lined streets of San Francisco and resonating in the innovation-charged air of Silicon Valley, that technology, in all its magnificent glory, holds the promise to our future. Having grown amidst these environments, I’ve been privy to the tech world’s ebb and flow – its brilliant surges and its…

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TESCREAL

TESCREAL is an acronym for seven ideologies that are often associated with transhumanism and the future of artificial intelligence. https://shows.acast.com/58ad887a1608b1752663b04a/64d304b04aea7200110ef426 They are: These ideologies are all interrelated, and they often overlap. For example, transhumanists are often also extropians, singularitarians, and cosmists. They believe that technology can be used to improve our lives, and that the…

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X logo at Twitter is all about domination and control over nature

Francis Bacon’s perspective on nature—that human power can be used to conquer and control it—can be seen as a useful metaphor for understanding Elon Musk’s decision to rebrand Twitter by replacing the blue bird logo with an Art Deco-style black and white X. Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter can be viewed through the lens of…

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Discipline and Surveillance in the Digital Age: The Rising Role of AI and the Need for Ethical Vigilance

The “dole-bludger” myth refers to a stereotype often used to describe individuals who receive welfare payments, suggesting that they are lazy or fraudulent. However, the article The ‘dole-bludger’ myth can die now — the real cheats were highly paid public servants posits that the real issue lies not with these individuals, but with public servants…

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Morphing Myths: The Evolution of Archetypes in the Age of AI

Today, we’ll embark on a thrilling journey through the realms of psychology, mythology, and artificial intelligence. Intrigued? I thought you might be. The territory we’re charting? The fascinating evolution of traditional archetypes in our rapidly digitizing world. To start, let’s recap what archetypes are. Rooted deep in our collective unconscious, archetypes are universal symbols or…

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‘Evolution’ of Archetypes: Adapting Traditional Roles for the Alpha Generation

The transformation of traditional archetypes into the Alpha generation archetypes is a reflection of how societal changes, technology, and evolving values have shaped the characteristics and priorities of the younger generation. Here’s an explanation of the transformation for each Alpha archetype: Alpha Archetype Traditional Archetype Digital Native Explorer Global Citizen Sage Entrepreneur Creator Social Activist…

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Unpacking Generation Z: Exploring the 12 Archetypes and Key Trends of the Post-Millennial Generation

Yes, Generation Z and Alpha generation are often used interchangeably and refer to the same demographic group. Generation Z typically includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, while the Alpha generation includes those born from the mid-2010s to the mid-2020s. Both generations are known for their affinity with technology, social consciousness, and…

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Sand Talk, Indigenous Thinking and Digital Futures

Tyson Yunkaporta is an accomplished writer, academic, and indigenous thinker from the Apalech Clan of the Anangu people, located in what is now known as Australia. His unique perspective and deep understanding of indigenous knowledge systems have made him a prominent figure in the realm of decolonization, cultural resurgence, and sustainability. Yunkaporta’s writings delve into…

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Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a vision for the future, but a reality shaping our world in unprecedented ways. From improving healthcare diagnoses to revolutionizing manufacturing and reshaping retail, the transformative power of AI is undeniable. Yet, behind the rapid advancements and remarkable potential, there is a cost that is often overlooked: the…

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Artificial Intelligence and Religion: Exploring the Impact and Challenges

Transhumanism, a philosophical and technological movement centered around human enhancement and transcending biological limitations, has sparked intriguing discussions about its relationship with spirituality. At the intersection of science, technology, and metaphysical beliefs, transhumanism prompts us to explore the potential connections between the quest for human improvement and the search for deeper meaning, purpose, and transcendence….