March 8 – Year of the Ox (Part 5: Putting Our Hopes into AI)

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“These are the characteristics of the rational soul: self-awareness, self-examination, and self-determination. It reaps its own harvest.. . . It succeeds in its own purpose . . .” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations CPAC and republican America is embracing nazi fascism symbology and ideology as they cling to Trump’s weathered pantlegs—[…]

March 7 – Year of the Ox (Epilogue: Part 4) The Legend of the Phoenix

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“All cruelty springs from weakness”, Seneca says. It’s been a tough year to champion China’s COVID response because Netizens have been bombarded with endless negative propaganda, often from conservative, far-right corners funded by the military-industrial complex. They say favourability levels are at all century low in the West, a country[…]

March 6 – Year of the Ox (Epilogue: Part 3) The Art of Living

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I’m finishing a book, walking around the buffet, but everyone’s waiting in lines, and I’ve got this empty plate … I just don’t feel the need for anything because I have enough already. “I’m hungry,” Shaolin says and finds the live shrimp tank with a weave basket in her hand.[…]