12 February

Don’t be too concerned about what’s practical. Follow your passion and be who you would like to be.

Raymond Kurzweil, born 12 February 1948, Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Pisces, American inventor, futurist and author (11.12) 1948, The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Singularity Is Near. The key issue as to whether or not a non-biological entity deserves rights really comes down to whether or not it’s conscious…. Does it have feelings
My view is that consciousness, the seat of “personalness,” is the ultimate reality, and is also scientifically impenetrable. In other words, there is no scientific test one can postulate that would definitively prove its existence in another entity. We assume that other biological human persons, at least those who are at least acting conscious, are indeed conscious. But this too is an assumption, and this shared human consensus breaks down when we go beyond human experience (e.g., the debate on animal consciousness, and by extension animal rights).

Machines will follow a path that mirrors the evolution of humans. Ultimately, however, self-aware, self-improving machines will evolve beyond humans’ ability to control or even understand them.

Abraham Lincoln, (11.10.11) (1809-1865)

Max Beckmann, (11.6) German artist (1884-1950)

Jean Effel, (11.4.4) French painter and journalist (1908-1982)

Franco Zeffirelli,(11.10.8) Italian film and opera director and designer, 1923

Costa-Gavras, (11.6) Greek filmmaker, 1933

Joaquín Sabina, (11.3) Spanish singer and songwriter, 1949

 

 

Pagan: Death of Gerald Gardner in 1964

Saints: Feria; Damian of Alexandria, Julian the Hospitaller

Gospel of Thomas: (35) Jesus said, “It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house.”

ACIM: 43. God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.

Concise Epitome: 5.1 O beloved brothers, this is the challenge of a new game! A group of Handorian chanted. (O benamati fratelli, questa è la disfida di un nuovo gioco! Salmodiava un gruppo di Handoriani).