Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Grand Distraction

MS Copilot rendered image of an elephant and a donkey riding a seesaw atop the planet earth with satellites flying by. All this "divide and conquer" crap is getting kind of creepy. Scott Walker's canon sounded far and wide. Fending off Putin's play for Ukraine, the ongoing dispute over the holy lands, Xi ready to annex Taiwan as China's super port, Brexit gone bananas, everyone itching for an exit of their own rather than sticking it to their scary uncle together. Definitely sounds like some sort of 3, 2, 1, Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

It all comes down to long range ROI.

How can the US continue to referee all the turmoil abroad and keep the west from falling victim to its own best intentions?

Both sides are pleading their case for which fronts truly need America's attention right now. One side's like, look, we gotta get our own up and down on the up and up before we worry about the side to side. Let's wait until everyone's decided amongst themselves who's willing to look after whom on account of which lines are being crossed where. The other side's like, no way, we got this. We can help everyone help us help everybody help themselves.

Meanwhile, election time keeps screaming toward the finish line, right off the rails and over the edge.

Well, if that doesn't spell: BAD FOR BUSINESS, I don't know what does.

Oh yeah, COVID, duh.

 *   Mask on, Mask on, Mask up.
COVID, COVID, it's coming for-yuh.
     Transmission rates are up.
COVID, COVID, it's coming for-yuh. 
      Vaccines aren't keeping pace.
COVID, COVID, it's coming for-yuh. 
   Mutations can't be CHASED!

* (sung to the melody of Mr Roboto by Styx)

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By the power of SourceForge.

YES.

That was a joke.

Knock. Knock. Who's there? Agent.

Agent who?

Girl you know it's true.

Neuralink. Neuralink anyone? Neuralink. Neuralink?

Kilroy was here.

Great.

Where's Neo?

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Digital vs Analog: the "REAL" cage match!

As tech giants duke it out in a, No Holds Barred, faceoff for the EVERYTHING app (think WeChat for the US) what's truly at stake?

Digital curtains encapsulating populations, interactions brokered via firewall, scraped intelligence for sale, human existence gone meta...sounds invigorating!

Can a wrench be thrown into the ring?

Give 'em hell, Mystery Girl!

Or, is that type of move ten years too late?

Has anyone seen Google and the World Brain? It was circled "must see" in my MKE Film Festival guide for 2013. Though I never saw it released in any capacity thereafter, you can watch it here:

https://archive.org/embed/google-and-the-world-brain

I still remember the moment libraries beamed with altruistic giddiness while their collections were being scanned into the digiverse for the embetterment of all.

With everything that's been zapped, and all that continues to be, what is the definition of knowledge today? Is it the whole of everything learned by a single human being or a gigantic data store to explore the depths of, guided by silicon shamans?

Hold on everyone! Who's that coming down the Danger Trail now?

By the sound of that intro...

Oh Yeah!

It's...

King...

FARADAY!!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Independence Day

Let us recognize this day we told a king to eff off and celebrate our commitment to handling our own affairs. Yeah, put down those tongs for a moment and ponder why so many are eager to shack up with one today.

It's all getting really weird, IYAM. The government went 365 a while ago, still talking to the walls for adoption advice, but capable of spinning an instance for getting "their" message out if they so choose.

And, here we are, living in a time where a good chunk of people are stuck between the largest group of the population (retiring or passing on) and its closest rival (post smart) trying to, "reach their audience."

Go where for what? 

News.

You mean, influence?

Party lines choosing conduits (Tweets vs Toks) rather than using their own, tax payer funded, live channel feed to engage the masses. Will a message be "heard" if not sought out? Unleash the algos!

If you had any idea what it's like to crack the code, you'd be raging hot too.

"Sizzling to the top!" Two Fools a Minute, David Lee Roth.

Those standing beside Twit and Tok are imbued with ideology the other abhors, neither of which people hoped to find when setting off on their journey here.

The middle is right there waiting for everyone. So jazzed, nobody will take a seat.

Relax.

If ever we were looking at a choice between a giant douche and a turd sandwich, I'd say this would be it if not for the food truck a few steps away, people so enamored of "free" delivery they don't even exercise the liberty.

Longing for a country that moves in lock-step, getting things done with lightening efficiency?

Who's your daddy? Putin or Xi?

Go ahead, I hear they're giving out free one way tickets. All you gotta do is ask. The last thing we need are sales agents scamming the US out of its commission. Bye.

Peace and Love turned into Push and Shove, a stampede to the exit. No shots fired. Take a deep breath, plant your feet and stand your ground; together. It's not that hard.
 
"It's easy if you try." Imagine, John Lennon.
 
 
 
"In union we stand." Overkill.

 
Divided we fall!


"Don't look at me for answers." I Don't Know, Ozzy Osbourne.
 


Happy Independence Day!