I believe in aristocracy though.... Not an aristocracy of power... but of the sensitive, the considerate. …
In all our programming, in all our obstacle-detection logic built into the LISP code, we had never accounted for this... possibility – man kicking robot to show off to girlfriend.
In my book The Shyness Guide, I say that when you learn to accept your shyness, you become less shy. It's true. When you're no longer concerned about being shy, you no longer experience that kind of anxiety, so it's easier to talk to people. Simple as that. But that isn't all you gain from … Continue reading Shy and/or autistic Confidence, and its rewards
Despite the dark clouds approaching our civilization in 2022, here is why I'm looking forward to the future anyway. One of my favorite SF stories is one by Frederick Pohl in which the protagonist, who I'll call Ted, travels about the galaxy in his personal spaceship with an AI associate that manifests itself in the … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Artificial Intelligence | Will Einstein come back?
Recently I had the good fortune to be interviewed by Jenna Gensic for the website Learn from Autistics - Connecting Parents and Caregivers with autistic voices. The result was published this week - I've provided a link below. This website offers interesting autism news, books, free downloads, and other resources. But the core of it … Continue reading Autism | Learn from Autistics – connecting parents and caregivers with autistic voices | Alan Conrad interviewed
Because it seems to be a given in this society that social isolation is bad for your health, here is an opposite view.
There is another possibility.....that people who were unable to talk a million years ago are still with us.
In 2016, the lid of Pandora's box opened wide and a whole mob of ancient ghosts whirled out.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to read, or listen to someone say to me, or heard on TV/radio that 'Jesus is the reason for the season'. When my daughters were growing up, I encouraged them to appreciate and empathize with Christianity - many of their friends and schoolmates attended … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone