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Random Thoughts 2-1-2015

I’m glad that Bill Gates has added his influential voice to those warning us that if we give machines too much artificial intelligence, they may one day take over and enslave us. This is not, as some will claim, an anti-technology stance, but a concern about the type of technology. Even if you don’t think that machines could ever take over, consider how turning intellectual activities will make us progressively dumber just as turning most physically straining activities over to machines left us fat and weak. A simple example of this is to just notice how so many young people now use no punctuation of any kind when they post on Twitter or Facebook.


We’re all loving the nice weather we are having in the Reno, Nevada area while the East suffers from blizzards and cold. The bad news, though, is very little rain in January which is usually the rainiest month of the year. This indicate that the big West Coast drought is far from over.


I love the complete illogical statements coming from the fans of vaccinations. They are asking governments to ban kids without vaccinations from schools, or force them to be vaccinated, at gun point if necessary. They are afraid they they will pass some illness on to their heavily drugged children. But if the vaccinations actually work, what are they afraid of? Shouldn’t their children be totally immune? Or are they admitting that vaccinations just don’t do what they claim to do?

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