From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:44:29 -0500 Archived: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:12:58 -0500 Subject: Re: Dream Of A Machine Brain >From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:44:27 -0500 (EST) >Subject: Dream Of A Machine Brain >I would normally not waste anyone's time on a mere dream but I >thought this might be helpful to at least one person out there >who thinks outside the box. To be specific, perhaps an >individual out there in a positron of designing A.I. or perhaps >some one researching avenues other than the standard computer >chip may find this somehow useful. >I had a dream last night. Sometimes I get the feeling that my >dreams are being hacked by something else, but that's another >story. >In my dream I am approached by a few people. I never see their >faces and the event happens very quick. The exchange was >something like, "We have something that might be of help to >you". This all happened in the middle of a dream I was having. >It felt out of place >All I really saw of the people were their hands. One of them >held an object in their outstretched hand. The object was about >the size of the hand, rectangular, a gray metallic color, and >was reminiscent of a sardine can, only larger. The sides of the >object were riddled with small holes. Inside the object is what >looked like a fine black powder, something like charcoal, that >had been pressed down into the object to form a cake a few >inches thick. >Not knowing what it was I put my fingers into this powdery stuff >and broke it up. It was fine, like baby powder but formed >clumps. At that point one of the people told me I had just >killed it. I had no idea what they were talking about and >another person explained that it was the brain of a machine. >The people were not angry with me and seemed to act like it was >a necessary sacrifice. The object was then quickly withdrawn and >I immediately woke up. Perhaps it was just a meaningless dream >but I can't shake the feeling that I was blessed with a glimpse >of that which is to come. Hi Jason, I love it when such a dream happens to me. I believe it is often a message for the dreamer, not for someone else. Also, the characters in the dream are usually different aspects of the dreamer. I doubt this dream was meant as a clue for designing an AI. On the contrary, it seems more like a message that this particular kind of AI must be nipped in the bud. It was "a necessary sacrifice". So rather than an encouragement to create such an AI, it was a warning that this approach is not a good idea and should be destroyed if it were to appear. But that is only my interpretation. I have always said that the dreamer is the best interpreter of the dream. An important element for dream interpretation is the emotional content. You said there was the absence of anger, but were any emotions present, for example, while you were smooshing the brain of the AI? William Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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