Foto del escritor Jorge Luis Borges en el Hôtel des Beaux Arts donde murió Oscar Wilde (llamado entonces Hôtel d´Alsace) y donde quiso morir Borges.
Daily Thoughts 01/06/2012
This morning, I spent a little more time thinking about Big Data. It is very interesting to me. I also spent a little time looking at social reading. I rather like a project called Open Utopia. http://theopenutopia.org/home/ It strikes a chord in me.
I also checked my social media accounts. This article on Ray Kurzweil being the new Director of Engineering for Google is rather interesting. http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/06/googles-director-of-engineering-ray-kurzweil-is-building-your-cybernetic-friend/
I read some more of How To Create a Mind. Right now, I am reading about consciousness and whether it is possible for machines to be conscious. Ray Kurzweil describes the philosophy of emergent consciousness where there are different degrees of consciousness; an ant is conscious, but a dog is a little more conscious, and a human being is more conscious than a dog. It is interesting. Maybe Ray Kurzweil will make a conscious search engine which will discuss what we are looking for. This part of the book is quite philosophical and includes discussions of people like Rene Descartes and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
5 Reasons Being a Librarian is Stressful
This is pretty accurate. A lot of libraries are going through increasing funding cuts, which creates job stress and the fear of layoffs.