Monday, February 24, 2014

Dream On

We're currently enduring the Snow Apocalypse, but I'm ready for Spring.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Brave New World

"A new project has been unveiled that aims to create a "virtual you", capable of interacting with a person's family, friends and ancestors after their death.

The team from MIT claims that by collecting a person's digital footprint over their lifetime and using "complex artificial intelligence algorithms", it will be able to create an avatar that emulates the person's personality."

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And that is just creepy.

This morning, Facebook presented me with a movie of my year based on my interactions there. It consisted of twelve pictures of my dog and a quote off my blog about how my poop turned green after a week at a writer's retreat that served only vegan food.

We're staring into the abyss and the abyss is staring back, taking notes.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Lying In Wait

I added black pages to my journal and was searching my desk drawer for my white pen to write there. I chose the yellow one instead and wondered if the white pen mourned a lost turn.

Then I wondered if all the pens and pencils were lying there patiently waiting their turn.

Pick me.

Pick me!

Not you. You're too purple.

You either. You're just a pencil.

And then I thought,

Do they know about the keyboard?