If coat-giving is a virtue, I am significantly more virtuous than you.Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:13 amSkepdick wrote: ↑Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:06 amThat's al eloquent and elaborate straw-man.Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 pm
You see men like you come and try to change...whatever it is you are trying to change with whatever cause, and there are alot.
Then men like me result, laughing and pointing saying "look it is a joke, everytime A manifests he creates -A...he is just running around in circles".
Hate to break it to you, but you cannot plan out life. You cannot put it in a sterile little algorythm.
What I like, and I think it fits you like a glove is the hypocrisy of your cause. I mean look at this conversation....hell look at the internet...computation helped speed up the war of all against all. Connection? Don't make me laugh.
You throw around the words "people" like some sort of catch all when all you have to do is look at the kids today: they spend more time on social media than with people, they are shooting and killing themselves more and more, and why? Because they feel isolated. And why do they feel isolated? Because they depend on your little square idol that creates a fortress around them rather than depending on "people".
Throw in the fact their families are dissolving because people work too much or not at all due to tech changes. Tech is how we see the world. It is rooted in the Greek for "art". And what is this "art"? Desolation and sterilization.
You create entertainment and distractions.
The great irony is that your programming just eliminates people and when people are eliminated the tech is useless.
Its self contradicting.
It is eloquent, something a computer cannot do...create .
And straw man? Far from it, we are talking about God now aren't we?
My idol is power. Power over nature/death. Computation is just instruments to that end-goal.
I don't have any idols...I just do things...it is natural.
Everything humans do has ethical implications. Your main failing is to externalise blame to the tools, rather than point fingers at the real culprits - the choice-makers.
Oh no far from it, I just said above that technology is art.
We do what we can with the resources available at our disposal. Seems you gave given in to nihilism - naturally, it's the easy choice.
Technology just creates nihilism. I wouldn't call literally giving my coat off my back nihilism now would I?
You would be surprise what giving your favorite coat to someone who has nothing can do.
My bank account allows for it Money/wealth too is a great slave, but a terrible master.
To blame technology for nihilism is an abdication of your free will. All philosophical positions reduce down to choice.