What is real, what is dream, what is nightmare?
The boys threw shore pebbles into the splintering glass parquet, the various impact sounds at the end of the arches abundantly clear in the silence. Armin watched the wave circles: their flight from the centre to distance, their obstinacy in crossing other circles running in opposite directions, passing through each other unharmed! Imagine: we could … Leggi tutto Realities
Well, it may be that it is really one, but even if this is the case it can make us thinking. Only recently Iearned that the London Stock Exchange, reasonabky well know to me from analysing economic developments, is also well known as LSE. For me this always had another connotation, standing for the London … Leggi tutto an accident?
The following is quasi the introduction, not launching the blog, but launching the … well, it is called relaunch. A New Outlook, and a new name – what had been williamthomsponucc.wordpress.com, is now danteskaleidoscope.blog – the name stands for the content – living between Inferno, Purgatorio e Paradiso; but it is also a homage to … Leggi tutto Communication Society
Datafication, Digitisation, Artificial Intelligence, (New) Singularity … – there are different terms used, as much as there are different terms used to to grasp the character of our societies: burocratisation, red tape, administered society, alienated structures. And we find different metaphors and phenomona: the age-old gaming machine and the android, nearly impossible to make out … Leggi tutto Only Data?
It had been a major day in terms of elections in Germany, going far beyond the elections to the German parliament, which marked the stepping down of Angela Merkel after 16 years as Chancellor. In Berlin there had been four votes, three for the different levels of the federate system, and one that is especially outside … Leggi tutto In the shadow of the German elections
There is no end to progress I suppose … Recently, after booking a hotel, I received a mail from the inn in the park, telling me that I would find the bed linen in the room, just next to the safe. I should activate the hoover so that the robot-thing would start with doing some … Leggi tutto no end …
Finally the return flight – from home, back to home – making notes for another key note, preparing a key change while humming a song, remembering a passage from Kazuo’s Klara and the Sun ‘It can’t be, can it, Klara? That you believe you’ve made an arrangement?’ I thought Manager was about to reprimand me, … Leggi tutto Flight MU7158 – looking back
Data tracking, as referred to recently, is one point; the apparent impossibility to avoid, due to the lack of knowledge; another point … Well, let me tell a little story here:The other day I called a company, regarding the delivery of a parcel. Though I said who I am … as one does, making a … Leggi tutto made to measure – setting the standards
Our answer to the question what the most thought-provoking thing might be is the assertion : most thought-provoking for our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking. Martin Heidegger, 1968 (German original 1954): What is called thinking? – A translation of Was ist Denken? by Fred D. Weck and J. Glenn Gray; with an introduction by J. Gay Glenn; New York and later: Harper & Row: 17 Remarkable proposal by artificial intelligence – I came across Heidegger’s book … Leggi tutto a question
Nil sapientiæ odiosius acumine nimio. (Seneca) Taking the floor during the BEN MASS Global Conference on Religious Diplomacy, organised by the Academy of Arts and Science on the 17th of July 2021, I raised my old concern again, elaborating on the tension between a purely formal understanding of the rule of law, based in an … Leggi tutto The State of Law – The Code of Answers, ignoring what the question is about
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