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I can’t be sure what was the final straw for you. Maybe it was someone cornering you in a dark alley to preach the gospel of bitcoin. Maybe it was seeing Elon Musk’s cyborg pigs. Perhaps just one too many passive-aggressive jokes about Zoom.

No matter when it happened, I’m…


Good and Evil

How do we know if we are acting on the right side? There certainly seems to be two sides right? The history of laws and revolutions show us the difference between good and evil exists. Reinforced ideas of good and evil in our society creates a desire to make the…


The truest vehicle to knowing love is the heart.

We know there is a part of ourselves who can discern different things about another person to determine if they love us (or us them). We can review past things that have been said or done to find evidence of love…


Can any good come from discussing mental health online?

I believe so.

When it comes anonymity online, we are used to hearing about its negative consequences. There are stories of cyberbullies, predators, and criminal hackers. Obviously, these components of complexity to the internet are imperfect and damaging. People can be led down negative emotional paths due to their technological…


Does art made by computers have the same aesthetic value as that of a human artist? Is a robot even capable of portraying the creativity or intelligence needed to create great works of art? At first pass these questions seem nonsensical, and probably unimportant. …


The idea of humans cohabiting with robots really seems to rub most people the wrong way. A common scenario causing this fear is that artificial intelligence will become so great, it will take over the world and either control us or kill our species. Whether we will be able to…


This weekend I gained a totally new insight into art therapy, and how it is so much more than a mindfulness practice. For a long time I thought art, when used as a “therapy”, was primarily helpful because it channeled our focus away from our thoughts. Therefore, I typically grouped…


The Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious mind is a fertile garden which bears the fruit of the seeds YOU plant in it. What does this mean? All the thoughts, conversations, and media we consume is taken into our subconscious mind. We know we are what we eat, well we are too what we think!


While many of us are aware that facial recognition technologies are in development, not as many of us are aware of who is actually using them. This is because the modern surveillance landscape is still being defined. We can think of a number of applications for facial recognition software that…


The idea of humans cohabiting with robots really seems to rub most people the wrong way. A common scenario causing this fear is that artificial intelligence will become so great, it will take over the world and either control us or kill our species. Whether we will be able to…

Creighton Pyles

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