I’ve noticed that most other blogs are a bit less cluttered than my blog. Without things like the tag cloud or a list of blogs they follow. I think my blogs clutter could turn off some people, so I could remove some of these things. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea though since I don’t really care either way, so would you prefer my blog with less clutter?
In the deep quiet of the night, tranquillity is the norm.
A sound the sun might forgive, the moon deems a terrible offence.
In this quiet night the world, however strange it seems, feels more forgiving.
No judging eyes, condemning the weakness of mind or body.
In this special quiet night, things just seem to be alright.
Shadow is such a special thing
Not quite light not quite dark
Close to the dark yet created by light
It can be so beautiful
Highlighting the sun’s rays
Only few are meant to succeed
So it goes in creative fields
Only few will reach the top or earn enough to keep things up
That’s just how it goes
For every star there are uncountable comets
But somedays a comet is the main attraction
Even though it doesn’t shine as bright
The world is ever changing
Now we are on top
But machines are on the rise
They can already beat us at quite much
Games are no longer the domain of men
Here they have us beat
Sometimes they complement us at hard tasks
But how long until we’re obsolete?
If we play it right obsolescence might not be all bad
All relaxation and fun without real need for stress
Maybe some meaning is then lost
But we’ll replace it with something else
For a bit of a pessimistic but great explanation of this watch this:
The world is quite a special place One out of a countless many among the stars We should treasure deep this special place and not place it in harms way But we risk it in so many ways It is the way we live We breed livestock on a massive scale Risking both disease and more We risk disease in other ways too We could create them after all Some distrust is really quite apt But we fear each other so so much We hoard the means to all lives' end An accident will never happen At least so we say Our other technology can betray us too Not just our bombs but our civil use too AI as far fetched as it might seem is one thing of which we should beware There's hope for all this though People are working on a cure They research safeguards and much more
Edit: At the time of writing I didn’t know about this, but there’s a fund dedicated to projects which improve our long-term future. The fund focuses mainly on existential risk.
Learn some more about existential risk through the following links:
A summary of existential risks:
A list of projects governments could fund to decrease existential risk:
A YouTube video from the author of a book on existential risk:
A podcast on existential risk: