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Artificial Intelligence July 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, Nature, People.
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The WordPress Prompt today:

Do you believe machines will be smarter than humans?  

Many sci-fi movies are based on computers becoming smarter than we are.  

Do you think this is possible? 

Why or why not? 

If it’s possible, do you think it will be dangerous for us? Or beneficial?

Hmm . . . I don’t even think machines will be smarter than tomato plants.

The innate intelligence of nature far exceeds the artificial intelligence of machines.

If a machine had to do all the things that our body does ~ breath, think, regulate temperature, expel waste, walk, talk, digest food, etc. ~ it would CRASH its hard drive in short order.

What about you?  Do you agree?  Or am I just being stupid?

No rules.  Just write!

For a laugh out loud moment:  Who’s In Charge Here?

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I Believe! July 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Music & Dance.
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170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30If we conceive it . . .

And believe it . . .

We can achieve it . . .

Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.

I believe I can . . .

I believe I can . . .

I do believe I can . . .

Quote:  The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. ~ Barbara DeAngelis

No rules.  Just write! 

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The Art of Happiness July 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Happiness, Mindfulness.
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In The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama shares his belief that the purpose of life is to seek happiness, and that the motion of our life is towards happiness.

What you attain in life is largely irrelevant to this quest for happiness.

Instead, how you view the world determines your happiness.

Happiness is never in things . . . it is in us.

Our mental state has a tremendous influence on how we experience our daily life.

The greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy, joy-filled life.

By re-training the mind, we can transform our entire outlook on life, and our approach to living, in a way that adds to the daily happiness in our lives, even if nothing in our external situation changes.

The way to greater happiness and peace of mind is basic, just three steps:

1. Identify factors leading to happiness, and those leading to suffering.
2. Eliminate those that lead to suffering.
3. Cultivate those that lead to happiness.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

In truth, the process is simple. But, to master the technique, we must practice, practice, practice.

No rules. Just write!

What about you?  Do you practice the art of happiness ~ weeding out thoughts that lead to suffering while cultivating those that lead to happiness?