The Evolution of Cybernetics (Condensed)
A Journal

by Simon Funk

My mind stops on the top of a grassy hill, standing in a strong, warm wind, coming from nowhere, and returning there, under a twilight with no horizon. There once was someone standing there with me, in my mind, but that image has faded and now I stand alone for the breif eternity that is my life. The world is a mall of giftwrapped empty boxes, and my jaded heart no longer takes notice. I stand with open hands, waiting for substance. But it's all a facade, or so it seems. And with a blink, I am out.

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Sunday, May 21, 2023AI: Hello World
Tuesday, January 25, 2022Derationalizing, Part 2: Check your Blind Spot
Tuesday, January 25, 2022Derationalizing, Part 1: Question the Obvious
Friday, November 19, 2021Covid Update: VFR (3)
Saturday, December 19, 2020The Pioneers Get The Arrows
Saturday, February 15, 2020Utility of Liberty
Tuesday, December 03, 2019Science and The Argument from Lack of Imagination
Thursday, August 22, 2019Walking Away From the Media Bubble
Tuesday, October 23, 2018Cynic Duty 7 (1)
Saturday, October 20, 2018Sane about Politics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018Cynic Duty 6 (1)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018Cynic Duty 5 (1)
Wednesday, October 03, 2018Cynic Duty 4 (1)
Thursday, September 27, 2018Cynic Duty 3 (1)
Sunday, June 03, 2018Nagnostic
Thursday, November 24, 2016E-Voting Made Simple (Take 3)
Sunday, December 20, 2015Biased Confirmation
Sunday, April 12, 2015Henry Darton
Wednesday, April 08, 2015The Neo-Industrial rEvolution
Thursday, January 22, 2015Quaker's Dozen
Thursday, August 07, 2014Cynic Duty 2 (1)
Thursday, July 24, 2014Refactoring the Internet: Taking Down the Walls
Thursday, September 05, 2013An Open Letter to Friendly AI Proponents
Saturday, July 13, 2013On Knowledge Representation
Tuesday, December 18, 2012Free Market Sketch
Friday, November 23, 2012Do No Harm - on Problem Solving and Design (1)
Sunday, November 07, 2010Faster Than The Wind (3)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010Cynic Duty (1)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010Index Shares
Sunday, July 18, 2010Behind the Power Curve (1)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010Start with Why
Tuesday, September 29, 2009Health Care - Act Now or Suffer
Tuesday, September 22, 2009Simon Funk's AI Challenge #1: Ball Passing
Saturday, January 03, 2009Observationalism
Thursday, December 04, 2008Googlepation
Thursday, April 10, 2008Science Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, February 26, 2008Removing Gooey Labels with Time (1)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008Leaving the Matrix
Saturday, January 12, 2008Painteresque (12)
Sunday, October 29, 2006Good Night, Ahipara (5)
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Stim City
Monday, July 17, 2006After Life (Lulu Rocks) (3)
Friday, March 03, 2006The Rest are Androids
Tuesday, January 31, 2006After Life
Wednesday, January 25, 2006The Simon Treaty
Tuesday, January 24, 2006Email Sigs
Monday, December 05, 2005Beyond the Singularity
Monday, May 09, 2005Sleepless in Vitro
Thursday, October 21, 2004Programming in Syn
Tuesday, October 05, 2004Why We Rationalize
Wednesday, July 28, 2004Chaotic Flow, Focus, and Interrupts
Wednesday, July 21, 2004Rolling Back Government: Lessons from New Zealand
Saturday, May 22, 2004Today's Magic is Today's Science
Thursday, May 06, 2004Supported to Death
Tuesday, March 23, 2004Marginally Predictive Pleasures and Pains
Sunday, January 25, 2004Look at the Bones! (9)
Sunday, November 02, 2003Tragedy of the Social Commons
Tuesday, August 26, 2003Simon's Hierarchy of Consciousness
Tuesday, August 26, 2003Robot Economics
Friday, June 06, 2003A Tincture of P*
Thursday, May 29, 2003Translations for the Gothically Challenged (1)
Wednesday, May 28, 2003Thus Quoteth the Humble Misanthrope (1)
Wednesday, May 21, 2003Focus on Infinity
Monday, January 27, 2003Choice over Destiny
Tuesday, January 14, 2003Hacking la Femme
Thursday, December 19, 2002Why Journal?
Monday, December 09, 2002Life is Now. What are you waiting for?
Sunday, December 08, 2002Stripping a Pomegranate
Saturday, October 19, 2002The Flow
Saturday, September 21, 2002Planet Misanthropia
Tuesday, August 27, 2002Exponent Junkie
Friday, July 26, 2002Waves and Wavelets (1)
Friday, July 19, 2002The Center of the Spiral
Friday, July 12, 2002Frankenphone (3) (1)
Monday, July 08, 2002How Many Sheeple Must Die?
Sunday, July 07, 2002Geek Log (15)
Tuesday, July 02, 2002Why I Love Linux
Saturday, March 30, 2002Social Vice
Friday, February 08, 2002The Sun of Iao (5)
Tuesday, February 05, 2002Judgment and the Placebo of Love
Friday, January 11, 2002Touch
Thursday, December 27, 2001Waves. No, Really. (3)
Wednesday, December 26, 2001Alien Truck Stop
Wednesday, December 26, 2001Truth and Beauty
Friday, December 21, 2001Gecko, Hunting (4)
Thursday, December 13, 2001Everything
Monday, December 03, 2001Our New View (1)
Sunday, November 25, 2001Zerogamy
Friday, October 12, 2001ADHD
Tuesday, September 11, 2001Brazil (1984)
Friday, August 24, 2001How Not to Handle an INTP
Sunday, August 19, 2001Identity, Depression, Obsession
Friday, July 20, 2001Awallists
Tuesday, July 10, 2001Fragment of my Imagination
Wednesday, June 20, 2001Boston
Wednesday, June 20, 2001Open Travelers
Saturday, June 02, 2001Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Friday, June 01, 2001Body Whomping Baja; Euro 1974 (3)
Sunday, April 29, 2001The Mechanical Self
Tuesday, December 05, 2000Eliza After Death
Tuesday, November 28, 2000Zero-Sum Economics
Sunday, November 05, 2000Neurillogic
Friday, October 27, 2000Jaffo's Idealism Survey
Wednesday, October 18, 2000Visuals: Sky and Sea (3)
Tuesday, September 26, 2000On the Interactions Between Emotions and Awareness
Sunday, September 17, 2000Man-o-War (4)
Saturday, September 16, 2000Club 23
Thursday, September 07, 2000Stop, Non-Stop (1)
Sunday, September 03, 2000Fast Food--Simon Style (2)
Tuesday, August 29, 2000The Cognitive Role of Dreaming
Sunday, August 27, 2000Superhero: Will Work for Food (1)
Sunday, August 27, 2000Atonal Tantrums (1)
Saturday, August 19, 2000Last Night, I Had a Dream
Friday, August 18, 2000Belief
Saturday, August 12, 2000Flashback '96: Claim Jumper and The Day of the Helicopters
Wednesday, August 09, 2000Late Last Night
Thursday, August 03, 2000Resilience
Tuesday, August 01, 2000Louisiana Kitchen Sink (8)
Friday, July 14, 2000Guinevere
Tuesday, July 11, 2000A Good Day's Harvest (1)
Tuesday, June 13, 2000There's a Train on my Lawn; It's a Shallow World After All (2)
Tuesday, May 30, 2000Law and Disorder
Thursday, May 18, 2000Panorama (1)
Sunday, May 14, 2000Defaulting, Wireless, and the Giant Papaya Tree (1)
Saturday, May 13, 2000Patent Pended
Friday, May 12, 2000Burning Out, Patent Pending
Saturday, May 06, 2000High Thai'm (1)
Tuesday, April 25, 2000Life at Sudbury Maui; House of Twos; Wireless
Friday, April 21, 2000Quatlus
Tuesday, April 11, 2000Simon's Log, Stardate whatever whatever...
Monday, March 13, 2000Companionship Is...
Sunday, March 12, 2000Music as Thought Avoidance
Monday, March 06, 2000The Story of Mom (1)
Wednesday, February 23, 2000The Man Who Would Be King
Wednesday, February 16, 2000Walking on Water, and The Piano
Saturday, February 12, 2000A Synopsis by Daydream
Sunday, January 23, 2000Poolside Ponos, Powerbook Prowess, and Girlfriends from God
Friday, December 03, 1999A Ride with the Sudbury Kids
Friday, November 05, 1999Mauitian Pastimes, Eric Nid, the Sleeping Phone Rep, and Sudbury
Tuesday, October 26, 1999Humans as Pets, and Casanova's Unremarkable Pizza
Sunday, October 24, 1999The Propane Wiz, Birthing Bananas, and the Un-Hierachy of Goals
Saturday, October 23, 1999A Swarm of Rain, a Pheasant, and Circle Code
Friday, October 22, 1999Maui Pick-up Lines, Feeding the Locals, and Garrett*'s Reflections
Wednesday, October 20, 1999Ho'okipa, Shanti, and the House of Twos
Tuesday, October 19, 1999Guri Guri and the Shipping Strike
Monday, October 18, 1999Beyond Kula Lodge, Kafka, and the Cops
Sunday, October 17, 1999Jay's Place and the MTBF (Mean Time Between Fruit [Falling])
Friday, October 15, 1999Aloha! Please Check Your Brain at the Airport

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