Since September 2022, a motto + practice of mine has been: "Use AI. Don't let AI use you."
With my prompting, this post's image was generated by AI on NightCafe.
Artificiality is on the rise.
It's encroaching in food, faces, friendships, intelligence.
I was thinking about a sapient response to trans-humanism...
Trans-humanism wrongly suggests that merging with machines --
(socially with bots, surgically as borgs, sexually with blow-ups)
-- somehow, these fusions have been likened to immortal God-status.
Wanna conquer Mars, because the appetite to dominate is never satisfied.
For the conquistador, enough is never enough. Earth is not enough!
Wanna be augmented, because that seems less work than being integrated.
For the avoider of actual feelings, meta is betta. Real has less appeal.
And that's how I got to "deep humanism."
Deep Humanism is a confident STANCE and POSITION
that favors and savors natural, organic, genuinely expressed life.
Deep Humanism is a bit of an abstract concept,
and I was curious to see how AI would visually interpret it.
Is it any surprise that AI included not even one single
human in the image it generated above,
using the term: "deep humanism"?
Was it showcasing wit, humor or irony? 🤔
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾