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Everyone's talking about the robot apocalypse

So Artificial Super-Intelligence (ASI) is the predicted Next Big Thing. And the internet is agog with existential crises, and whether or not this will result in our extinction or our immortality. 895 more words

Existential Dread

Chief Great Heart's Last Dance

Chief Great Heart’s Last Dance

I’m sitting here, still in my jammies, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon waiting for the world to end. It must be something like the sense of anticipation, or apprehension, that spawned that anachronistic old saying: “Waiting for the other shoe to drop.” It’s early spring and I should be seeing flowers bloom and buds burst forth as I harken to the delightful song of peepers in the pond. 491 more words

Visual Art

Things I Can't Unthink

1. So pay attention now I’m standing on your porch screaming out. Look at me when you tell me the truth about how you still love your high school sweetheart. 635 more words

Music

Why writing is hard

Me, trying to help a coworker figure out why he’s having trouble writing:  “So what is the biggest thing that gets in your way when you’re trying to write?” 224 more words

Writing

Personal Freedoms Are Economic Freedoms

Sometimes when discussing civil liberties, a line gets drawn between personal freedoms and economic ones. In fact, it is even seen as one of the defining characteristics between the political left and right. 405 more words

Economics

review: Turned Gay by the Existential Dread That I May Actually be a Character in a Chuck Tingle Book

Title: Turned Gay by the Existential Dread That I May Actually be a Character in a Chuck Tingle Book

Author: Chuck Tingle

WhatWhat: Brad is on vacation with his wife, Carrie, when the latest Chuck Tingle makes him start to doubt his own existence while the universe around him becomes gayer. 236 more words

Chuck Tingle

Stroke to Seizure

Irises clogged with passing shreds of something that might be himself, he breathes, blowing heavy through tight lips. the sounds of the TV bruised by the thickness of the dread-built nightmares standing in the room. 124 more words

Nonfiction