@christianp on the matter of letters, have you by any chance already seen https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/170398 ?
"In der von abgeschottetem Denken geprägten akademischen Welt waren Aerosole seit jeher Domäne von Ingenieuren und Physikern. Krankheitserreger hingegen waren ausschliesslich Sache von Medizinerinnen."
#Interdisziplinarität. Sie fehlt. Nicht nur dort.
@natecull People were always afraid of AIs, but for the wrong reasons.
Instead of "what if the AI becomes too smart and decides it doesn't want or need humans", the real concern is "what if the AI is really dumb and programmed by really dumb people but people take important decisions based on it's (wrong) conclusions because they think it's smart".
James Wong: "I am forever fascinated by how much the creative pursuit of gardening is not only incredibly constrained by our cultural beliefs, but the extent to which we are totally unaware this is even happening." In Singapore, the exotic must-have plant is...the dandelion https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/16/the-dandelion-blows-away-collectors
I love how this is written
“By a truly unbelievable coincidence, I was recently out for a walk when I saw a small package fall off a truck ahead of me. As I got closer, the dull enterprise typeface slowly came into focus: Cellebrite.” https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-vulnerabilities/
A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings, Earthlings, we come in peace. Take us to-"
"Do you have a tractor beam?"
"A tractor beam. Or some other way of lifting something huge and heavy?"
"Of course, but-"
"Do you know where the Suez channel is?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
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