As an Australian, and thus a Southern Hemispherian, I am of course superior to all Northern Hemispherians, and approximately equivalent to all the Equatorians.

Putting that aside though, I've always wondered if my birthplace here on the superior side of the planet affects the Sun sign they tell me I have.

Does being on the opposite side mean the dates are all funky for us? Or does my birth date get a line drawn through the planet to get my Sun sign correct. I don't know enough about astrology to know the answer to this.

For now though, I'll just accept that the Southern part of our oblait spheroid is superior to the Northern part, and thus consider myself to be in an elite group.

Great article.

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There is a lot to unpack in this story.

I'm glad that Russian fellow didn't go ahead with the operation. I believe he felt pretty bad, but after the operation it would have been a lot worse I suspect.

Anyway, ignoring the truth that we are a single organism with many hundreds of millions of neurons in the gut as well as the billions in the brain, it seems to me that the spinal cord is the core of the issue.

When severed spinal cords are routinely reconnected and made to work, then I'll consider the possibility of a head transplant working.

Until paralysed people can be unparalysed, I'll consider successful head transplants (where the head part gets to drive a body part) to be impossible.

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Great minds recognise things to fear early too.

So we are on to something.

We need to be aware of the manipulation strategies in play in the World so that we can run filters against them.

Like gaslighting narcisists for example.

Mysoginists. (Did I spell that right?)

Flat Earthers and other pseudo-intellectual types that don't bother with actual science.

Etcetera.

All those folks who gain from manipulating the masses.

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No matter how good a system gets at producing the art, it still takes human imagination to come up with what to produce (for the moment).

So I think white collar will disappear before blue collar, but creativity will survive slightly longer than procedural white collar jobs (accountancy, mathematics, some engineering, diagnostic medicine, etc).

I have no doubt that the world is going to be a very interesting place in the future. As a writer who is a poor artist, I'd love a system that can turn my stories into imagery. I'm happy to give the system prompts for my scenes or frames, but the art is the challenge.

Good article. I enjoyed the information.

I am keen for this to be mainstream so I can use it. I feel bad that I'm not paying artists directly, but for me it is an economic thing.

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Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes

Life has so many questions. So many issues. So much potential. I occasionally have thoughts that might help you. I hope I can. Peace Out humans.