Sunday, January 17, 2016

Grades Or Lack Thereof

Just hanging back, waiting for something (or anything) to happen.

You know what I've been thinking lately?  This is all just a shared delusion.  Reality is hampered or interpreted by perception.  The human brain is amazing, but it is fundamentally flawed, and it can be tricked easily.  Therefore what we mean to be reality or truth is just the majority coming together to band around a shared delusion.  Anyone who doesn't believe that is treated as wrong or as an outsider, until they can convince others to entertain that same delusion.

I was going to say this extends to academia.  There is no true objective truth.  I was going to put a disclaimer about the hard sciences in there, but even that's not the case because of the above statement.  There's no 'inherent correctness' about it, just interpretation.  Everything comes down to how well you told the story.  It's about the winnable narratives.  Isn't that disturbing?

I wonder if humanity will ever venture into a black hole?  That'll be pretty cool.  Considering the difficulties of data, it'll be interesting to see what could ever come of it.

You know what I've realised?  Steam works like a gym.  They hope to sell you games but they hope you don't play.  Gyms actually sell a lot of memberships and some tiny places have memberships above 6000 or so, but you never see those people there.  Why?  People just buy the membership in hopes of getting fit but don't commit, or they lose their nerve eventually.  Therefore the gym profits and you lose out.  Most people I know buy a lot of Steam games, especially when they have their recurring sales, but they don't play them.  In fact most hardly ever play.  Therefore Steam and the people they have distribution deals with are making out like bandits, just like a gym!

And there you go.

Joaquin out.
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