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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Speech and thought arc inseparable, in Vico'., view: They evolve together.

      True and not true. I cannot speak a thought to someone else unless I have a word for it. However, I do have thoughts that as yet do not have words. Do we get stuck on thoughts, however, unable to progress onto a successive thought, if the current thought has no name? I don't know, but I think it's an interesting concept to mull over. And, once again, calls to mind the movie Arrival.

  2. Jan 2019
    1. strange realism,

      I honestly don't know how to word this well enough to get my point across, but here it goes. Le Guin's in a nut shell is saying that using technology as a weapons will lead to tragic on a global level, but using it as a cultural bag could lead to a outcome that is beneficial for everyone involved. Words which hold meaning are a form of technology therefore in order to have the most realist settings and outcomes they should be used as carrier of information in a work. The best explanation that I can think of in which this is held true is the move Arrival (2016), which you guessed it is a Syfy.

  3. Feb 2017
    1. The quantum event about to flip Chiang from niche superstar to widespread recognition is the movie Arrival, an adaptation of his 1998 short story Story Of Your Life



    1. n 1978, the indisputably most popular science fiction movie of all time — Star Wars — was nominated for Best Picture at the 50th Academy Awards, but it lost to Annie Hall.


  4. Jan 2017
    1. Many people implicitly or explicitly use this cognitive outsourcing model to think about augmentation. It's commonly used in press accounts, for instance. It is also, I believe, a common way for programmers to think about augmentation. In this essay, we've seen a different way of thinking about augmentation. Rather than just solving problems expressed in terms we already understand, the goal is to change the thoughts we can think:

      Good distinctions here. Cf. also what happens when one begins to master the heptapod language in "Story of Your Life." It's Whorf-Sapir, but a "soft" Whorf-Sapir. So I'd say, anyhow. Relevant too that Engelbart discusses Whorf-Sapir.