Epiphany

I recently took a walk up through my old neighborhood while growing up. It hasn’t changed too much. I was amazed at how verdant it was. The trees have really grown around there. I got to thinking about my future..

Last night, I took a walk to the university library to get some CS books about programming. It was a nice night out.

Then it occurred to me that I could be learning. All I have to do is a foreign language requirement and Algebra I/II testing and then I can get in to community college, then transfer to Oregon State.

Granted I am middle aged and don’t have much time at the moment, due to caregiving. But when is a better time than soon?

I should do it. Go back to school. I need something to do with my time after I’m done helping Mom.

A quick thought on cybernetics

A whole new frontier in brain science would open up if people treated brain confabulation as being about signal-based artifacts instead of basic neuronal impulses. The brain is more creative and complex than we give it credit for. Exposure to computers on a daily basis makes this so.

James Lovelock passes away at 103

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/climate/james-lovelock-dead.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuomT1JKd6J17Vw1cRCfTTMQmqxCdw_PIxftm3iWka3DKDmwdiO8RAo2J50qKZ6NmasB22zOFSdtGO7xqSPF7wqlfI0lpAUGOk6ezpa4kcW8zuJ7hGSQ_xY7MVrQ1tjLmYzi0eLwjgee2s0zDbWjgXLiP0HV1OFk185FicQyt3SEJwrzXUbIggqkI1vYqAZ98QjcBdXPK66GuU0MiTY3AOhLM6QA2WPVbXyXTm7Oc6rEDdgZUATHWXS81oDZ8uJ4HZoRhbOuoJAUgecH-nbwbFmdsSYyrDJU0TIXf_K54XhcrZtkm-qfgEPx_QWg11w&smid=url-share