THE INVASION BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (A.I.)

The invasion of nuts and bolts powered by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has begun….we, knowingly, allowed it. The invasion has begun in our homes.

Attempts to control our minds, too; have started. For instance, one of the gadgets is dictating to us that the things we see, are in the colors it projects. Yet, when you put the picture against the actual object that you took the picture of, the colors are not as per what your eyes tell you. Yet, these artificial intelligence powered gadgets are insisting that they are, and that what your eyes actually see, aren’t.

The danger is that this technology under the disguise of making life easier for you; is removing whatever exercise you may have while doing your house chores for instance, thus making you weak and possibly prone to illnesses.

Are you,…yes, you reading this article; ready to regain control of your life?

More on this coming your way soon.

Ai-Da, the world’s first AI artist.

A. I. OR MANKIND

Self- repairing, self-reproducing robots with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) are set to conquer the world and control mankind in the not so distant future; if we do not get out out of pre-conditioned, set minds, that we are to retire upon reaching the age of 60, 62, 65, 67 years, or whatever age that we have been subjected to retire at.

We have to re-take our minds from the follies that have been set upon us.

~ ALAN IAN ATKINSON
Writer, Author, Storyteller

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A NEW BEGINNING

Giving your absolute trust…and to be let down in the end. Reliability. There is no recovery.

All that you have “invested in” – this can be your life’s secrets, memories, photographs, stories – everything that you considered “life” to you with no recovery from any backup.

You become so vulnerable. It’s tough. Thanks Samsung Galaxy X Fold 3.

Where do you go from here? You just have to pick up the pieces and start from Ground “0”.

Life goes on. A fresh new beginning. An opportunity to be better than before, better than ever!

MID-WEEK ESSAY POSSIBILITIES

Whew! That was a bit of a roller coaster ride…in my mind, over the past few days. I have a palette of articles on my ideaSketchpad 💡in their various stages of being thought about, researched or completed. Yet none were reaching out to me, or screaming at me to be completed. My ideaSketchpad 💡is quite full with a wide array of different subjects to write about but it still has a huge space and enormous appetite for more. I feel I have to immerse myself in my writing where my fingers will type on the Logitec MX Keys keyboard the words my brain sends them, at the same time having visual contact to see what comes out on the computer screen.

What I think I will write about is amongst the goals or new year’s resolutions I set about at the end of last year / beginning of this year. One was to bring my weight down to within a healthy range for my age prescribed by the health experts. “For my age” – I just don’t like to use that term but for a coming article, I may just use it one time. o.k. 2 times, this being the first. Why I don’t like the phrase “For my age” is because I think it preconditions us to think that we can or cannot do or say something due to the age bracket we are in. Most times, this age bracket refers to senior citizens and the elderly.

Another thing that has got the 💡lightbulb of my “ideaSketchpad 💡” lighting up super brightly is a possible collaboration with my daughter on a couple of ideas or more. You will have to stay tuned closely to leatherpotato.com for the launch of these ideas.

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An area of interest that has got me thinking and playing on my mind is the fact that people are living longer, which is great and they should continue to move towards that direction. Where it lacks in is “Ok, I am living longer, what do I do with myself?” We have been preconditioned to retire at age 55 years with a token additional 1 or 2 years working extension on contract. In some companies; you are considered in a “consultant’s position.

A few years ago, Singapore’s first prime minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, said that people should not retire. “Retirement means death”, he continued (1). People, even those in Malaysia; scoffed at the idea. “This man is money-faced and has the idea that people should fend for themselves, right up to their graves”, they remarked. Years later, what Mr. Lee said does not seem to be such a bad idea. Naturally, people will scoff at this idea because we have been pre-conditioned by the governments, society and people around us that we have to retire. That is our right or given right.

Sadly, groups of people who are healthy, able-bodied and can work after their stipulated retirement ages, are peer-pressured that they have to retire.

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These are some of the ideas that will be touched upon in coming articles in days or weeks…maybe.

NOTES:
1. Clarissa Onn, The Straits Times, January 14th, 2008.

FEELING SORRY FOR ONE’S SELF

Is it ok to feel sorry for yourself? Yes, it is. It is an emotion. Humans are emotional beings. It is better to look at it as taking a step back, resting and taking stock of things.

It is important to recognize this state of one’s self, to be able to come out of it quickly, to bounce back stronger and better than ever before, moving forward.

~ ALAN IAN ATKINSON
Writer, Author, Storyteller

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Touch the Limit

“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit.’ And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”- Ayrton Senna, Formula One World Drivers’ Champion in 1988, 1990, and 1991.