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“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”
Elon Musk 2014

“Why is everyone here so happy except me?
Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere, said the Master.
Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere? Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.”
Anthony de Mello

The sound of a distant airplane always fills me with deep melancholy I have no clue why, it's been that way for as long as I can remember. mastodon.social/media/qvWxWCuL

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.” Mr. Keeter wrote. “My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.”
mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/

Today I visited Auschwitz for the first time. It shock me to the bones. Even though I knew, to see it all was overwhelming. mastodon.social/media/OLsaCVgK

I really love the episode of Star Trek where they get lost inside an Ikea

“I sink into it completely, letting everything else fall away so all that’s left is this. A moment like a poem.”
Jessi Kirby

@viomi I didn't know that about King, but I am not surprised. Few people got everything right, the culture around them, the times they where living in etc, gave them blind spots. I still think we must try to see good they did despite there mistakes. I'm afraid its the same with us. We have blind spots as well. Maybe not you, but I sure fear it for myself.

@viomi Thanks for your respond! Christendom when merged with political power sure end up doing a lot of bad things. But there's another side to the story to. Wilberforce fought slavery based on his christian faith, Martin Luther King was driven by his faith. Mahatma Gandhi, even though himself a Hindu was driven by the words of Jesus in his non violence. As I see it, the problem is not Jesus but many times the people claiming to follow him. So I'm happy for Wilberforce, King and the likes.

"Many of us occasionally deceive ourselves that the course of history can be reversed. Christendom is quite gone, and the Christian culture of the West seems irrevocably destined for slow dissolution. The arts it inspired, the moral grammar it shaped, the shared stories and convictions by which it bound peoples together seem surely to belong to a constantly receding past"
David Bentley Hart

Today when we were harvesting potatoes I took this photo of my youngest. mastodon.social/media/ESLRRnmU

Can your phone keep a secret?

How the Government might force technology companies to help your phone betray you. abc.net.au/news/2017-09-15/how

This is amazing, Rob Bell, one of the best communicators I know is sharing over 7 hour of his best thoughts on the subject. And he lets us decide the price!
gumroad.com/l/rob-bell-somethi

“When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.”
Stephen Covey

“Life, he says, doesn’t have to be so bad all the time. We don’t have to be anxious about everything. We can just be. We can get up, anticipate that the day will probably have a few good moments and a few bad ones, and then just deal with it. Take it all in and deal as best we can.”
John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back