9 thoughts on “silence – person of interest

  1. Steve Simpson says:

    Too little data is always a problem, Vanessa. 🤖 I thought the contrast between this post and the following one was interesting. Living and dying cannot be separated, and as a part-time Buddhist, I would say suffering is in there to. You might minimize or maximise data, you might search for or avoid what is relevant and human, but suffering is part of us, and we have a choice as to how we deal with it. What was I saying? Oh that’s right, blah blah blah.


    1. saynotoclowns says:

      Hi Steve,
      Sorry for my very late reply.
      Thank you for your comment, I always appreciate your perspective.

      I am trying to cast my mind back to when I posted this…I think I was feeling rather resentful at our world which starves for data to be exploited and whatnot, but it’s not data to enhance our lives and relationships normally.
      I love how the video completely changed the message of the song…and it just fit with how I was feeling about getting offline and spending more time in my “real” life. And how dare we want any kind of life to ironically 😱impact the work of these AI mechanisms etc.

      Thank you for your part time Buddhist input 🙂
      My perspective is that we were created to live eternally and that death is actually a very unwelcome intruder. It is only welcome in the sense that it brings to an end the destructive cycles humans seem to love to be in. God working through suffering, is the Plan B in my faith perspective.

      Blah Blah?! haha.
      I don’t think of your thoughts that way.
      Hope you’re well?

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      1. Steve Simpson says:

        My pleasure, Vanessa. Yes, I’m good enough, too busy as always, but I think I was made to try out lots of crazy ideas, or anyway, that’s my excuse for what I do.

        I’m kind of repeating myself but, yes, it is frightening the way these gigacorporations run on data, and a lot of it gets passed back and forth between their server farms and their customers (us). Sadly, there is a difference between data and truth.

        Death is something I don’t usually social mediatate about 😸, I prefer coffee and Shiraz. Anyway, I don’t share the Buddhist idea about being recycled (reincarnated) until you’ve learned your lessons, but I do know what my life is worth, because, on one occasion, I would have traded my life for someone else’s, ie, for them to live. In a personal way, this has shown me the value of my life, and put death in perspective.


hi. friendly banter is always welcome.

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