[ExI] what the hell was i thinking?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 18:41:39 UTC 2019

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:06 AM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> This brings up an uncomfortable question however.  The mainstream press keeps saying this whole concept is creepy.  Any time I see anything I consider wicked cool, the mainstream press calls it creepy.  That doesn’t look good for the old Spikemeister.

Nah, it looks worse for the mainstream press.

> However, I want this anyway.  If FB can get this to work, I want to know what is going on in here.  If I have a way to find out, I can tell myself.  A long time ago, Socrates suggested: know thyself.  OK cool, now we can.

Ehhh...I'm not sure FB is capable of getting this to work.

This is distinct from the question of whether it could work at all,
given an optimal team.  I'm just not certain FB is culturally capable
of acquiring and assembling the needed expertise, and giving them the
resources they need to make it work while not giving them the
anti-resources that make failure far more likely.

> Then we can rig up some kind of automated recording/archiving system which we can carry along with us.  Then I can answer a question I have often asked myself: what, if anything, was I thinking?

That "if anything" alludes to the more important question: were you
thinking?  Can this distinguish between those with active minds and
those who allow themselves to stop rationally considering what they

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