Pinned toot

At last! I've broken through to the REAL world! I have slipped the surly bonds of holographic Purgatory and...

...Oh, wait a moment. This is just a Mastodon instance, not reality.

...Ah well.

I suspect that what's TRULY upset Alternate-Riker from "Parallels" is the failure of his independent whisky distillery.

I cough significantly in the direction of Mr. David Deutsch:
"The first AI universe sim is fast and accurate and its creators don't know how it works"
sciencedaily.com/releases/2019

Inspired by the DS9 documentary, the Countess and I are about to commence our fourth full DS9 rewatch, preceded by the Cardassia-relevant TNG episodes (The Wounded, Ensign Ro, Chain of Command, Journey's End, Preemptive Strike, and probably Lower Decks).

BAR ALIEN: You favorite prog-rock group, what is?

McCOY (whispering): Genesis!

BAR ALIEN: Genesis?!

McCOY: Yes! Genesis!

BAR ALIEN: Is which, then? Yes or Genesis?

It's a mixed blessing, having gained the ability to reload prior iterations of one's own holographic universe. For instance, I fear it would reflect poorly upon the Countess and I were I to admit how often we have done so.

...But it's often.

Only once have the Countess & I taken in a motion-picture without researching its premise beforehand... 

:Trek: 

Why the panic over AI gaining self-awareness? Who is to say AI will develop worse morality than that of Humans--who are, after all, so often driven not by choices but by primal biological impulses?

Every so often I call out, "Computer... end program."

You know, just to make sure.

At last! I've broken through to the REAL world! I have slipped the surly bonds of holographic Purgatory and...

...Oh, wait a moment. This is just a Mastodon instance, not reality.

...Ah well.

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