Recently I had to talk harshly to my daughter about the responsibilities of family members. Although I would like to think of it as a scolding, all parents of teenagers know that there is no such thing. There are only fights. But it got me thinking about the responsibilities, rights and privileges of family members.
当涉及到的情报和经验所需的金额, 我们必须从数据到信息，清晰的层次结构，以知识智慧. 我们从原材料的观察得到的只是数据点. 我们应用聚集一些技巧, 报告图表等. 在信息到达. 在揭示互连和关系进一步更高级别的处理会给我们凝聚和可操作的信息, 这是我们可以考虑的知识. 但在到达智慧, 我们需要一个敏锐的头脑和多年的经验, 因为我们的意思是智慧本身是什么远未明显. 宁, 这很明显, 但不易描述, 因此不容易委派给一个计算机. 至少, 所以我想. How could machines bridge the gap from data to wisdom?
The allegorical tale of Ants and Grasshoppers is often used to drive home the inevitable connection between handwork and success, as well as laziness and hardship. Or between talent and riches, indolence and penury. Here is another story that may run contrary to this message.
At some point in their life, most parents of teenage children would have asked a question very similar to the one Cypher asked in Matrix, “为什么, oh, why didn’t I take the blue pill?” Did I really have to have these kids? Don’t get me wrong, I have no particular beef with my children, they are both very nice kids. 除了, I am not at all a demanding parent, which makes everything work out quite nicely. But this general question still remains: Why do people feel the need to have children?
在印度教的宗教经文, the Bhagavad Gita is the most revered one. 从字面上表示为 上帝的话, the Bhagavad Gita enjoys a stature similar to the Bible or the Koran. 像所有的经文, the Bhagavad Gita also can be read, 而不是仅仅作为奉献的行为, 但作为一个哲学话语，以及. 它提出了一个哲学的立场，认识世界, 该表格 (对于那些来自印度) 在处理生活中的基础和基本假设, 和周围的不可知现实. 事实上, 它不仅仅是假设和假设更多; 这是常识的一代传一代的基础. 它是智慧的基础, 形成现实的本能和情感的理解是逻辑之前吸收，不能触及或具有合理性分析. 他们是王牌徽标每次神话.
I used to have a pretty sharp mind, particularly when it came to simple arithmetic. I think age has begun to dull it. Case in point: recently I had to check a friend’s pulse rate. So I felt his pulse for 15 seconds and got 17 beats. 在这一点上, I wanted to call out the heart beats per minute. And at that point, my mind suddenly went blank. It started going through this chain, “行, I got 17 为 15 seconds. So what is it for a minute? It should be, what, 60 seconds over 15 时 17. Hold it, where is my iPhone? I need a calculator. No wait, 这是 17 for a quarter of a minute. 所以 17 时 4. Where is my calculator, dammit?!” Granted, it was a slightly stressful situation. But this is not at all the way my mind used to work.
I read on BBC yesterday that the richest 62 people in the world now earn as much as the poorest half, which would be about 3.5 billion people! Although there is some confusion about the methodology, it is clear that the wealth and income have been getting more and more polarized. The rich are certainly getting richer. Income inequality is more acute than ever.
I haven’t heard many concrete arguments against the conspiracy theories except those based on the belief that the government wouldn’t do it, and some emotional ones. The latter boils down to name-calling and accusing the conspiracy theorists of insensitivity, lack of compassion for the victims and their loved ones, lack of patriotism etc.
It has been a while since I posted a new article in this series on 9/11. Recent terror events have made it unpalatable to dwell on the 9/11 conspiracy theme. Nevertheless, one has stand up for what one believes to be true, even when the stance is unpopular. So I will press on with the series, and wrap it up with two more articles, despite the warning from a friend that I will never be able to visit the US again without risking a lengthy interview at the airport. Or worse. 然而, some truths have to be told, even when they are too true.