Been pretty good, just busy all the time it seems these days :/ I try to make sure and have time for Tumblr at least, but it seems lately that is mostly on the weekend.
This month was pretty challenging. Been trying to step up my workout. Wanted to jog all five days this week in the morning on the way to work… but after Wednesday my ankle was busted so I decided to take it easy. On the plus side I got over 30 minutes of gym time in every day this week. Before I’d only been doing about 15 (because after walking in from downtown that is all the time I had).
I keep thinking about cutting my beard, but then I couldn’t do fun things like this with it :/
Hoping to go to a pool party tomorrow, but I’m not sure if that will happen or not. In the meanwhile I’m going to hang out with a friend that had foot surgery recently and take care of him while his boyfriend goes to Animazement. Kind of wanted to go this year, but I'm just too broke JUST GOT PAID WOOO. I checked my account after midnight and it was empty so I figured I wouldn’t get paid until after the holiday (Memorial Day). Sometimes it takes a couple of hours after midnight to show up. WOOO.
In response to "Tuesday's Question" .
I sit her flavoring my beer with nicotine trying to look at the obvious naked male figured and happened across and really intelligent post, I'm intrigued and inspired to respond. I as a human who loves technology but does not want to become R2D2's slave but at the very same time I do have some hope for us the human race. I know for a fact that things will spiral out of control first and we will inevitably have to save our selves from the stereotyped red glowing eyed metallic beasts before we will learn but I do see promise.
I do not think it will be in my lifetime but I can see in the distant future us being able to use the metal counterparts for medical and even social assistance that many of us could use know, but the question does still linger "Will we wake up quick enough to save ourselves from extinction"?
We’re not so different from computers really. We’re computers at the cellular level, and while I won’t go so far as to distill individuals to decidable machines, the way groups of people behave is very much like a computer. It is the already very real societal machine I fear a bit more then any eventual computer overlord.
The human race has achieved the pinnacle of its evolutionary potential and has now realized that, by some rather peculiar recently observed law of nature, it is bound to regress.
The technology to not only reverse engineer man but build drastically enhanced robotic counterparts is now readily available but lacks the necessary funding.
You, having risen from a lowly lab assistant to the CEO of the largest pharmaceutical company known to man, have accumulated immeasurable wealth (and power) by selling Noturningbacintomonkeyol, an OTC drug said to reverse the effects of regression. The drug, unbeknownst to all but yourself, is ineffective seeing that it shares most of the chemical composition of the common tic tac.
Prompted by a surge of an eclectic melange of neurotransmitters and hormones that simultaneously stimulates both guilt and a penchant for benevolence, you decide to put your wealth to good use and are faced with the following choices:
1- Fund the "Our Tin Can Progeny Program" in the hopes of having the robots bring along the elusive and much needed cybernetic technology to merge man and robot and therefore transcend evolutionary bounds, yet running the likely risk of having the unabashedly superior robot race knock man off the top of the food chain and possibly into extinction or worse yet, slavery.
2- Allow nature to take its course unhindered in the hopes that the relevant laws of nature prove to be cyclic and man will rise again to benefit from whatever fruits of labor the previous incarnation of civilization has left behind.
3- Build a bomb big enough to pulverize the Earth and rid its inhabitants of the delusion of being more than rather talkative specs on a tiny blue planet "in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy".
4- *Any unlisted option you deem fit*
What will you do?
( Sorry for the verbose question, feel free to resent me and/or curse my name while you answer)
Well, where to start. ಠ_ಠ
I’m not entirely certain I could use ill begotten money to begin with, even if it was for a “good cause”. Assuming I did some how feel entitled to do so…
My answer would be more like #2. I feel like we are already on the down swing. Society is bad for our genome, so in that sense we’ve been on the down swing for thousands of years, though the most pronounced effects have been limited to the past century.
Looking beyond that, however it isn’t our genotype that defines the human race. Rather, I believe we are rather unique on this planet in how we adapt through phenotype changes and propagating those.
How long it will take for us to fully embrace the new evolutionary paradigm we are already a part of remains to be seen, but I don’t hold out any hope for much improvement in my lifetime.
I was thinking about getting caught up for the week tonight, but I’m just dead tired. Been jogging more and trying to step up my routine in the ab and glutes area… and I have not been better about going to bed on time like I said I would.
As soon as my jock for tomorrow is in the dryer I’m hitting the pillow hard. Tomorrow is heavy weight day.
You know, it doesn’t how many times you wash these jocks… the scent NEVER comes out.