Silly monkeys

Amazon just became the world’s largest AI lab. From the WSJ. I think the AI progress and experiments are much like our wrong-headed notion about gain of function experiments with viruses – it will have some world-changing unintended consequences (COVID 19, anyone?) and may end even worse.

There’s really no stopping this. We’re just monkeys playing with a new toy, and we can’t help ourselves. We will create ever-more-deadly viruses and some of them will escape, and we will create software that regards us as the silly monkeys we are.

How’s that for a positive thought on a Thursday? I’ll blame it on my 5th straight day of feeling like crap. I’ve said it before, but I have soooo much respect for those with chronic illness who manage to treat other people well and go on with their lives. Just five days of being sick and I’m pissed off and a little depressed. Don’t know how I would treat others right now – there’s no one else here. But not to lose the thought, my hat’s off to those of you who suffer from something day after day. I would have to get a lot tougher to live up to your example.

20-25 inches of rain in the Ft. Lauderdale area in the last 24 hours. Yikes! There goes spring break. Twenty five inches is what we’re calling a small miracle in Socal for the whole year, so that much in a day…off the charts.

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