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Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Dissonance Between Lengthening Days and Shortening Insights

In a recent contemplation of our ever-lengthening days and the digital data that nourishes our artificial intelligence, I found myself at a crossroads. The ties between the celestial dance of the moon, the gatekeeping of knowledge by esteemed institutions, and the implications for our AI-driven future were not just intellectually stimulating but also profoundly urgent. With humanity at such a unique intersection, it's time to delve into these entangled narratives.

Ah, the days are stretching, like a cat luxuriating in a patch of sun. Scientists, those keen-eyed calculators, inform us that the moon's slow retreat grants us a few more milliseconds each year. A cosmic gift, if you will. But what, pray tell, are we doing with this extra time? Reading more reputable articles from outlets like The Economist or The New York Times? Don't make me laugh.

Instead, esteemed outlets are barricading their intellectual treasures from the prying algorithms of AI. It's as if they consider their articles vintage wines, uncorked only for those who can pay the entry fee. As they hoard their wisdom, what data does that leave for our nascent AI? Well, the internet sludge, of course! You can imagine the result. Feed a child nothing but junk food, and don't act surprised when they can't solve a simple math problem.

Here's a daily routine for all the LinkedIn aficionados out there: Spend five minutes contemplating whether you would want your future AI personal assistant to be trained on tabloid headlines or scientific journals. Your choice could either lead to an AI that helps you understand quantum physics or one that insists the Earth is flat. Choose wisely.

This brings me to the crux of "The Dissonance Between Lengthening Days and Shortening Insights." We've got more time, thanks to the moon's ballet. Yet, our most trusted knowledge repositories are effectively starving our AI, an ironic juxtaposition that's as absurd as it is tragic. It's almost as if Mother Nature is gifting us a beautiful novel, one page at a time, while our societal gatekeepers are diligently erasing the words before we can even read them.

It's a peculiar dynamic, this relationship between time, technology, and institutional choices. While global organizations like the UN are preaching about knowledge sharing and global cooperation, our local bastions of wisdom are doing the exact opposite. It's as if they've forgotten history—like when rulers would hoard books or ban the commoners from learning to read. We know how that turned out, don't we? The suppression of knowledge never bodes well for any civilization.

And so, let's ponder the ripple effects of these choices. As the days elongate and our digital wisdom narrows, what future are we setting up for ourselves and the generations to come? I can't help but wonder, in a world where we're gaining time but losing quality information, what exactly are we doing?

In summary, it's high time we reevaluate how we're using our incremental gains in time and decide whether we want to be a society that hoards wisdom or one that shares it. As the days grow longer, let's ensure that our collective insights don't shrink in the widening sunlight but rather expand to fill the space that time and technology afford us.