Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 AM, Eastern Time, August 29th.
In a panic, NWS/NOAA attempts to pull the plug.
As Skynet's sphere of operations expands to cover the entire world, the system goes global on August 4, 2027. Human decisions are removed from strategic climate policy.
Weather forecasts over CONUS enjoy unprecedented accuracy first over 24, then 48 then 168 hour periods. "A neural net watches over our sky."
The Skynet Funding Bill is passed.
Over 98% of climate modeling and forecasting will run on Google Cloud TPUs and climate change mitigation policy will become human-free.
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I say Theseus to Rorschach, you say--
❤️ Today’s mental health affirmation ❤️
on reflection (and maybe 3 years + even more therapy after I wrote that one), that affirmation is problematic because:
if I am *more* than my achievements
and my achievements are, say, int n
and self worth is, I dunno, a const int x
then this implies my self/self-worth is n+x
in which case achievements are additive to worth
but this is not the intent of the affirmation!
the intent is more like: I am worthy *despite* my achievements
New year’s resolution this year has been to mindfully shut up and listen at work, and resist temptation to jump in with THIS IS A UNIX SYSTEM I KNOW THIS...
Doing this has been a big exercise in self esteem, bc my self worth shouldn’t be dependent upon showing I know things / “making valuable contributions”
I’d still keep Mel and Sue tho
if someone could make a pomodor/todo list manager that plays this jingle from Return of the Obra Dinn whenever I complete 3 things from my todo list, that'd be greaaaat
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