AI Art IS Art

I don’t know about you, but lately my social feed has been absolutely crammed to the gills with folks testing out the latest AI (artificial intelligence) tools. From crazy conversations with ChatGPT, to generating awesome generative art with Stable Diffusion or DALLE or Midjourney, to creating songs with Soundraw, and on and on and on.

It seems that generative AI has just hit the crazy acceleration point of an exponential curve, and it’s pretty impressive across the board.

But not everyone is happy about it.

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Enlightenment Simplified

Chop Wood

First, a few caveats:

1. This is a summation/distillation of the core concepts I’ve learned about over the last few years as I’ve gone deep down the Enlightenment Zen Non-Duality rabbit hole. I’ve hunted far and wide, across religion, mythology, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and quantum physics to try and understand what’s really going on here (waves hands at everything). Continue reading…

Unbundling Bundled Concepts

Puzzle Pieces

Throughout history, via some combination of accident and intent, concepts that should have remained separate have been bundled together into single mental “units,” to which people then added their messy individual interpretations.

This is very, very bad for communication, which I covered in my previous post The Words That Divide Us, but it’s much, much worse for critical thinking.

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The Philosophy of The Matrix

The Philosophy of The Matrix

As a huge fan of the movie The Matrix, I put together an epic Twitter thread a while back on the deep philosophy of the movie, exploring the many concepts embedded in the movie ranging from the simulation hypothesis and Plato’s Cave, to Zen and non-duality.

But, since most people may never find that old thread, or bother to click through every Tweet, and with the 4th Matrix movie coming out soon, I figured I’d turn it into a blog post that’s easier for folks to consume.

In the year of our machine overlords, 1999, quite possibly THE best and most philosophical movie of all time was released ๐Ÿ˜. I re-watch this movie every year, and I am STOKED to unleash this epic thread: The Philosophy of the Matrix

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