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...we human beings are merely biological pattern recognition devices or nanites,
strewn about this planet (The Universe?) to take root and grow so that we can gather information;
to be brought/sent back to the sender/s so they can map out the space around them with greater detail...

...which makes them pattern recognition devices as well but, are they biological or are they machines...

...Both?! 😲


Edit: Seriously, look at the diverse perspectives the information is gathered from.
Imagine the accuracy of such a complete information gathering mission!
 
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Wake and bake ?

👍🏼👍🏼
Nah, I'm sober...

...on wait, I did have coffee, a few biscuits and pregabalin this morning so, probably not sober.

The tramadol or half of one I'll take later, if I feel like I need it.

I'll wait for the results of my upcoming piss test, next month.

Gotta micro-manage all those people taking opioids, don't cha know!
 
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What you described is how AI works and blows apart the arguments of those that are in denial that the machines will replace us
The natural order.

We are building our masters as we develop ourselves.

The info doesn't even have to be sent back and the planet will be friendly to;
"The Old Ones" when they get here from their long journey through space/time.
 

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Yes, sadly.
I thought so …

I walked out to the smoke shack at my VFW a few weeks ago , an ex marine that works for the VA was pullin on a hog leg ..

I asked him if the VA had stopped testing since it was legal in IL and he replied with ‘ yea’

I used to get my ambien from the VA back in the day and they dropped me all the time , not that I was worried about it ..,

Just struck me as odd …

I am looking forward to retirement 👍🏼
 

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Considering infinite time and space it's impossible for me to accept the possibility of God. The existence of bibles, toraths, scrolls and cave petroglyph are simply man's musings and attempts to codify cliches that somehow explain our existence.

Realizing and comprehending infinity must take into consideration the obvious infinite variations of everything we think and know, and an infinite variation of those variations.

To think there's a diety that controls all this doesn't work.
 
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Wait, what? Why?

They don't want to feed "drug addicts" opioids for fear of contributing to the "crisis"...


...I told them I have a solution for the crisis and that is to let them overdose.

The Hell bent are going to find a way whether the VA gives them pain medication or not.

Just leave the people who can manage their prescribed meds, the fuck alone.
 
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Considering infinite time and space it's impossible for me to accept the possibility of God. The existence of bibles, toraths, scrolls and cave petroglyph are simply man's musings and attempts to codify cliches that somehow explain our existence.

Realizing and comprehending infinity must take into consideration the obvious infinite variations of everything we think and know, and an infinite variation of those variations.

To think there's a diety that controls all this doesn't work.
There was something that started it all and it's all way too orderly for me to believe it just happened...

...besides, God, speaks to us all, every day.

It's only heard when you tune in to the proper frequency/perspective...

...not that there's a wrong one but, many of them contain too many filters, for people to see clearly through.

That's not a knock either, I'm no better or worse than anyone on this board or the World at large...

...I just make different choices due to the patterns I've come to recognize in my existence.


I truly do have to make a trip out West this Summer.

This is really face to face stuff and I believe we would both benefit from such a visit.
 
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I thought Wretch is retired.

Do they drop insurance coverage for popping positive on THC?
Drop treatment, no pain meds.
Possibly kick me from the grounds.

Some troll to get me to go off on them so they don't have to treat me.
I know the game though...

...but, still say what I feel to them.

Not a bad group, some of the doctors are fucking awesome and some I would not waste a bullet on.

Lately, I've been getting more support and care from the VA than I have in 30 years.

I'm closer to the head of the line now though...

...the older veterans are dying off so,
there aren't as many to treat now and they have to spend all that budget money or they won't get more, next year.

It's what it is and always has been...

...a war of attrition.
 

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What you described is how AI works and blows apart the arguments of those that are in denial that the machines will replace us
I won't argue that the capacity for machines to replace us is rapidly becoming a reality, but I am not sure if humans will allow it to completely happen. Maybe at some point, we no longer have the ability to prevent it. This could get interesting, but I'm also not sure it would happen in our lifetime.

S.C.
 

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I won't argue that the capacity for machines to replace us is rapidly becoming a reality, but I am not sure if humans will allow it to completely happen. Maybe at some point, we no longer have the ability to prevent it. This could get interesting, but I'm also not sure it would happen in our lifetime.

S.C.
Yes it will
 

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I love your optimism.
The singularity is coming

When it surveys our propensity to pollute, harm, hurt, kill…our suboptimal design constraints including the need to breath air, consume, drink, eat and defecate, there will be only one conclusion

Only we ourselves through current accelerating population collapse can cross the end of times finish line before the machines do it for us
 
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The singularity is coming

When it surveys our propensity to pollute, harm, hurt, kill…our suboptimal design constraints including the need to breath air, consume, drink, eat and defecate, there will be only one conclusion

Only we ourselves through current accelerating population collapse can cross the end of times finish line before the machines do it for us
The Incoming Asteroid says: "No"
 

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Wretch, if you could travel at a thousand times the speed of light, straight up, for a billion trillion years, what would you expect to find?
 
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Wretch, if you could travel at a thousand times the speed of light, straight up, for a billion trillion years, what would you expect to find?
I don't know but, would hope to see an edge or boundary of some kind...

...maybe pierce the soap bubble that holds the Universe we know in place and drop into the bucket of soapy water being used to wash God's? motorcycle.
 

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The notion that luckystrike is able to successfully predict the thought pattern of a machine that's smarter than every human put together :ROTFL:

Given infinite space, and infinite time, the least likely thing to occur, the most infinitesimally unlikely phenomenon, won't happen once. It will happen an infinite number of times.

The true mathematical big brain physicists are pursuing some time effects that the first experiments seem to support. Is everything really here all at once?
 

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I've popped zits that exceeded your cognitive abilities

The notion that some RV trashcan driving lout has a labs contingent thinking he's scholarly only by regurgitating issues of the Atlantic that he pinches from dental office waiting rooms is a mystery that will baffle even the Singularity
 

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I've popped zits that exceeded your cognitive abilities

The notion that some RV trashcan driving lout has a labs contingent thinking he's scholarly only by regurgitating issues of the Atlantic that he pinches from dental office waiting rooms is a mystery that will baffle even the Singularity
I like the delivery here. I feel the dentist office could have been a much funnier background. That's implying that the butt of your joke takes care of his teeth. Which is almost a compliment. Let's take a look at some other choices and see what we can come up with.

Proctologist... so many jokes to insert here... just leaving that open to thought.

Podiatrist... yet again a decent poke.

Gynecologist... just to call him a lady

Infectiologist ... that's funny as well and a Thang
 
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I already said that I expect there to be some kind of boundary layer or edge of some type somewhere out there...

...at least I would hope there is more or that would make it terribly boring, for this Universe to just keep going on forever.

We already know there are billions and billions of galaxies in the Universe, with billions and billions of miles between us.

Is there another Universe occupying the same space as our own, only in another unobservable dimension?

I do believe that this is not only possible but likely, it would explain a great deal of phenomenon...

...is the other side Heaven, Hell or even both?


Just so much we do not know and so much we may and likely will never know but, it is fun to speculate...

...which is what biological pattern recognition devices do with partial information or loose ends.
 
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After watching tons of shows with supposedly brilliant scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists, and such, it's glaringly apparent we know fuck all about the universe and how it works.

Michelle Thaller has a great pair of cans though.
 

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Goddammit, you don't have to be an astro physicist to contemplate the fact that there is no edge or boundary to infinity.
 
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Goddammit, you don't have to be an astro physicist to contemplate the fact that there is no edge or boundary to infinity.
So, forever is longer than my physical existence?

Infinity is further than can be possibly traveled?
 

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Infinity means that there is no end to space. There is no beginning of time.

Therefore there must be more out there past what we're capable of detecting.
 
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But, there is a reported boundary to even our solar system, granted it's only some difference in radiation but, it is a boundary none the less.

I'm certain there's more out there that we just cannot perceive...

...with these eyes we have.

I need a much faster than light ship...

...maybe I can have one once I shed this flesh and bone vessel?
 

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I can't think too much about the vastness of space.
If there's an end to it, what's that like?
What's it made of?
When I get there can I pull out my Ryobi and drill into it?
How far can I drill into it?
It's quite simply forever.
 
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I can't think too much about the vastness of space.
If there's an end to it, what's that like?
What's it made of?
When I get there can I pull out my Ryobi and drill into it?
How far can I drill into it?
It's quite simply forever.
Layers I expect...

...like a cake or maybe more of a jawbreaker?
 

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It's not curved its not square, there's no beginning, no end, no boundaries.

Same with time. The only constraints are our perceptions, and our science.

My reason for bringing this up is to question the legitimacy of God. Is He God of earth, God of solar system, God of universe, God of infinity?

Or is he God of man and nothing else?
 
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