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Front Porch Fantasy

Posted on September 13, 2019
Front Porch Fantasy

As modern life progresses and introduces new cultural forms, our tendency leans to retrieving artifacts from the past. This process... Continue

The meaning of life

Posted on August 22, 2019

In the brief time we spend on earth, each of us goes about our business in whatever particular way we do, placing one foot in front... Continue

The Golem of Artificial Intelligence

Posted on August 9, 2019
The Golem of Artificial Intelligence

Our pursuit of a machine that can think for itself — gather experience, learn and apply that learning to new situations —... Continue

Life at the Improv

Posted on July 24, 2019
Life at the Improv

Welcome to the I Am Larry Barnett Show. I’m your host Larry Barnett, and like you, I’m making it up as I go along. Hey,... Continue

Talkin’ Dog-talk

Posted on July 11, 2019
Talkin' Dog-talk

I’m not a dog owner. As I frequently quip when asked if I have a dog, “I don’t have a dog, I have grandchildren.”... Continue

Knock-Knock

Posted on June 20, 2019
Knock-Knock

Sense of “self” is just one among a constellation of mental states, and the experience of “I” varies considerably.... Continue

Regional Gods and local heroes

Posted on June 6, 2019
Regional Gods and local heroes

Despite the cultural arc of history of the past 500 years — the efforts toward emancipation and the relentless rise of science... Continue

Theft and corruption

Posted on May 24, 2019
Theft and corruption

Whenever there is wealth and property, (and for the past 5,000 years when has there not been?), theft and corruption accompany it.... Continue

The instrumentality of machine intelligence

Posted on May 8, 2019
The instrumentality of machine intelligence

Generally, we divide the history of human culture between the Paleolithic and Neolithic, “Paleolithic” meaning “Old... Continue

A border crisis?

Posted on April 28, 2019
A border crisis?

Given what’s going on in the world, to simply classify people trying to cross our border as “migrants” or “illegal... Continue


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