A moment without fear

He lives in fear…

And she lives in fear…

And I live in fear

And we live in fear

Do you live in fear my dear…

And he lives in fear of her…

Fear…

And she lives in fear of his…

Fear…

And I live in fear of…

Your fear…

And we live in fear of our fear…

Do you fear…

Hearing the sound of your soul…

Disappearing in turmoil …

Does you fear live here…

I’m looking for the address…

Of the town without fear…

Not here…

Not here…

They say…

Not here…

Not here…dear…

No, no one can hear your fear my dear…

Dear, dear…friend

Your fear’s without a name or address…

Flag or face…

Country or birthplace…

The face of fear my dear…

Doesn’t live here…

Here, here or here…

Where are we to go…

How fast are we to flow…

Before we meet the master of our fear…

Does he sit on your shoulder…

Looking at your reflection…

Laughing at your perfect imperfections…

Does he see through your rag doll eyes…

Shining like the dirty prisms of stolen time…

Are you waiting for him to tell you my dear…

Don’t be afraid of…your moment without fear…

Don’t be afraid of….your moment without fear

Oohhhh…noooo noooo noooo

Don’t be afraid of your moment without fear…

We’re together…

We’re here …

Don’t be afraid of your moment without fear…

Fears that tear us apart…

At the seams of our rotting broken hearts…

What’s the meaning of the fear you’re dreaming…

Don’t be afraid of…your moment without fear…

Don’t be afraid of….your moment without fear

Oohhhh…noooo noooo noooo

Don’t be afraid of your moment without fear…

We’re together…

We’re here …

Waiting…

To be afraid of our moment without fear…

Your frozen queen

All her little fascinations…with you

Are just the gentle revelations…

Of all the love and hate and that would like to dominate…

Her body and mind…and her soul that cries…

Like the winds that hide…

Within the cave that’s life’s magic of hidden tragic…

Childish and youthful

Magical and beautiful

Her kisses…rise and fall

Blow by blow

Rise and fall

Blow by blow

Like raindrops of love

Childish and youthful

Magical and beautiful

Oooh they freeze…

Into the dance of the crystal snow…

Forever adding to her white glow…

Too bright…for you to see…

Too light…for you to feel…

Where could she be…

Where could she be…

Your snow queen…

Childish and youthful

Magical and beautiful

Where could she be…

Freezing to be…

Frozen with you…

In the whiteness of you…

In the whiteness of you…

Forever adding to her white glow…

The Silver City Dream Dime

The Silver City Dream Dime

Love and hate born (arise) out of nothing at all

Like the racist jokes

That create black and white folks

Mark the card of love

Buy the ticket of life

The train’s leaving

For the Silver City…

Where everybody’s dreaming

Of the last saved dime..

Well he worked hard…

It won’t be his crime…

She had to smile and step aside…

Yet the morning mist carried a faint trace of her (pride?)

(Work in progress)

Continually decreasing user control and access

The science fiction genre offers a number of disturbing scenarios that could occur if an artificial intelligence unit were to acquire ‘a consciousness’ and become a self aware entity. Especially a self aware software entity capable of transmitting and installing itself within different pieces of hardware.

Fortunately for us, we are not likely to create a computer program capable of becoming a self aware entity. Not in the near future.

However, I think we have been creating a very dangerous systems that might turn out to be as unpredictable as any self aware entity offered by the science fiction genre.

Graphical user interfaces are becoming more and more complicated. Consequently, the software required to manage GUIs and human interactions are becoming more and more complex. However, and more importantly, hardware is becoming more and more powerful.

Powerful meaning: physically more powerful (larger and faster cars, planes, trains, busses, drones, satellites, bombs, missiles, microwaves, etc.); and more powerful in terms of their indirect networked ability to affect other similar pieces of hardware and software as well as very different pieces of hardware and software thus different systems. Needless to say, in today’s world no piece of hardware exists as a standalone device, unless it is designed to be a standalone device. Thus their cascading neural/network potential is approaching infinity. It is all encompassing, planet wide.

To simplify the problem:

Despite the improved nature and quality of processors and other hardware, the input/output process is delayed, simply because of programs’ complexity. It is not so much the actual processing time factor that is the issue, as we are talking about fragments of a second, as it is the computational distance and complexity that we should be worried about. That is the mathematical distance (implied by the computer’s calculations) from the user’s original input. That is, the length and complexity of calculations as well as the extent to which the user’s input is modified.

Programs, codes and calculations performed by hardware and software are becoming longer and longer and there is more opportunity for computers to restrict our access, to lock us out.

A good example is to look at airplanes and any disasters caused by the autopilot override errors.

Like stated earlier, a physical action that becomes a digitized input or piece of digital data is an indirect way to control a piece of hardware to begin with. For example, when a pilot turns the control yoke in any direction the computer receives the order, encodes it, assesses it, examines the position of the plane, performs additional calculations then applies the command, checks the response, etc., etc. There is a delay. It’s a split second delay however it’s more than enough to initiate the first step of what could become a disaster.

So there are two problems. One caused by the software’s limited ability to deal with unpredictable events (it can predict only so many factors, whatever it is programmed to predict, how limiting is that); and the other which is the complexity of its calculations, which even though they might be inadequate, might dictate that it is necessary for it to prevent or restrict further human input.

The number of calculations that any computer must to perform in order to validate the pilot’s input is extraordinary. However the fact that the number of calculations it has performed is nowhere near a human being’s ability to assess any given situation and examine any factors which could be incredibly random and situation dependent (rather than something that can be applied as a standardized formula) and then compare them to previous experiences (and especially the brain’s ability to imagine and predict new scenarios) is a significant problem. Another problem which has caused a number of air disasters (and other disasters) is the fact that the autopilot remains engaged or partially engaged when it should not be.

All of this is fairly obvious, if not very obvious, if not extremely obvious.

The point is:

We have created and continue to create software which can and does and continues to reduce or completely remove or OVERRIDE the user’s input. It can and does replace our decisions with its own decisions. Not because it is sufficiently intelligent to do so but because we have been unable to design better software to hardware and hardware to software interaction process.

That is the point.

We live in a world where we have to carry on with what we’ve got. But what we’ve got might destroy us. We are building nuclear and chemical weapons and nuclear and chemical test laboratories, as well as other extraordinarily powerful and highly mobile piece of hardware (as mentioned above) that are controlled by the software that could remove our ability to control it!

How do we stop this software design error created by a gap in our perception, cognition and imagination.

Imagination because we have been creating software without asking are we creating software that might, if we continue along this path, reduce and ultimately remove our ability to control it, thus the hardware.

Had we been really intelligent we would have realized that certain hardware requires exceptionally advanced software. Arms and hands are complex, powerful and sophisticated but the brain is infinitely more complex.

Of course, I am very well aware that we are never talking about a single system of control. The more advanced the device the more back up systems, alternative systems, fail safe devices and so on there are. So yes we are talking about multiple systems with multiple failsafe devices, however, ultimately, all of them could fail, because while there are many different systems and backups, all of them use the same principle. The same software structure, which is becoming increasingly more complex, and, more importantly, increasingly self reliant.

How do we remove the self reliance element? Or how do we create a system that does not restrict our access?

What could be the answer?

That’s the problem.

I suppose the answer is obvious but there is no way to get there.

We should have focused on biology and chemistry instead of electronics.

A hardware system that can be controlled with our own nervous systems.

A neural network.

So how do we solve the problem of the delayed or altered input/output response, or worse, of being locked out.

That’s the thing. There is no way to get there over night.

That’s the nightmare.

We have to continue to create more and more powerful hardware and software and pray that we will be able to survive through the digital stage and use the digital realm to create more immediate thus biological, chemical, etc. thus neural interface devices.

It was impossible to examine our own bodies and focus on biology, chemistry, the nervous system, etc. because we lacked the hardware with which to examine our bodies. Microscopes, cameras, and other digital imagining devices had to be invented in order for us to learn about ourselves.

Perhaps we should have started with the biological approach way back when. Needless to say this could become a speculative science fiction argument.

Had we realized the power contained within the bio chemical and neural system (our own and within other beings) we might have abandoned our engineering pursuits and focused on biology and chemistry.

We could ask why hadn’t we done so?

I suppose the physical nature of our bodies and the fact that the chemical processes taking place within our bodies, which remained concealed by the skin, aided by the fact that we are highly mobile beings (unlike plants, etc.) required us to master our muscles and our immediate environments.  Learning about ourselves and realizing that we are driven by and dependent on what is within us could not not have occurred without a safe environment? Or could it?

I am not sure how safe it is to say that the problem of perception and cognition is the ultimate obstacle that’s defined how we define ourselves.

How and why was it so difficult for us to observe ourselves and realize the nature, complexity, and potential of biological, chemical and organic systems contained within us and other beings.

Then again, the more important question is how to survive the digital evolution without creating software that continues to reduce and restrict our access to it and thus the hardware it controls.

How to create an organic system that won’t contain the same problem?

We know we are still incapable of creating a computer or computer systems that can simulate a human brain yet we continue to delegate them tasks that require perception, cognition, memory and humanity

How do we monitor the process?

How do we control the need for mindless automation and efficiency?

The world isn’t ready for love

The world isn’t ready for love

 

They aren’t ready to be loved…

You aren’t ready to be loved…

 

Neither am I…

Neither am I…

My darling…love…

 

I remain hidden…

(Or)

I hide…

Within the ruby skin of the sacred glass …

 

Covered by an unsolved puzzle of the unknown scars…

(Or)

I’m an unsolved puzzle of the invisible scar…

 

Kissed by her frozen lips and breathless lies…

 

To me and to you…

My darling…love

I am an unsolved puzzled…

An ongoing class…

 

We aren’t ready to be loved…

The world isn’t ready for love…

 

Let a moment or two pass…

Before you ask for more love…

 

Etc.

The soldier of life

The soldiers of life…

 

No apologies for being strong…

No apologies for being wrong…

 

Never cry…

Never say hi…

Never…never…

Not even a goodbye…

 

Move forward…

Step over them…

Move forward…

Get over it…

 

The winner hears the drumbeat of the dying heart…

The winner defines the end of time…

The winner invents the ultimate fine…

Honest life…

They are the last…

The soldiers of life…

 

Who’ll be the winner of our time…

Will you be the one…

The winner of our time…

The one who doesn’t pay the fine of life…

Honest life…

 

Move forward…

Step over them…

 

Move forward…

Get over it…

 

Winning the game of life isn’t for everyone…

 

Act…before you know how…

Strive…before you know why…

 

Don’t wait to see tomorrow…

Be the one who’s always ready to go…

 

The street of success calls you…

Can’t you see its name…

It’s your eternal fame… 

 

Saints: Frank, Loyd, Mark and Boyd

The list goes on…

 Will you be the one…

 To add your name…

Who wins the game of life…

Will you be the one walking the dark streets of paradise…

 

They are the last…

The soldiers of life…

 

Are you the soldier of life…