In honor of the 100 year anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth, the gents discuss artificial intelligence, video games, and dystopian futures. Jordan elects to leave the main topic to the experts in favor of playing softball with a group of aging men.
Grandmothers and other olds always wonder why we the relative youngs sometimes cultivate a hobo-chic or grunge aesthetic, complete with holes in our v-necks and busted-up Chucks. They do this because they actually grew up poor; we do it because we wish we did. But really: who’d want to look rich?…
“When I look back now, I realize what a Trial I must have been to my friends and relatives. It was one frenzy after one elation after one enthusiasm after one hysteria after another. I was always yelling and running somewhere, because I was afraid Life was going to be over that very afternoon.”—Ray Bradbury: Inspiration for “The Fire Balloons” : The New Yorker
I originally wrote this with the intention of publishing is on Stuff Smart People Like, but I realized it was a little too geeky and/or esoteric. However, I did do a decent amount of work on it, so I decided to dump it here.