I just read the following statement at https://medium.com/@rowantrollope/ai-and-our-kids-raising-centaurs-c91cc...
"We must continue to teach kids to appreciate beauty, and show them the value of empathy. These are things machines will only ever be able to simulate, never experience."
The first part of the statement is uncontroversial. In fact, it sounds like the basis for my own attempt at parenting.
Over at the Times Literary Supplement, the shocking revelation that the Voynich Manuscript has finally been deciphered, by Medievalist Nicholas Gibbs, is very big news!
It's a victory for humans in their last gasp at supremacy in pattern matching!
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The titular book by Alan Watts is best in small, digestible pieces. It's a good read and goes well with exploring the role of culture in "self help." The exegesis of Buddhism as "loyal opposition" to the cultural norms was thought-provoking, to say the least!