I can’t believe it has been this long since we have posted anything, aside from pictures. it scares me, actually, that time could pass like this in such a seemingly unconscious way. how do you know when you’re really experiencing something? it’s all so relative that it almost seems impossible to truly connect with anyone. think about the experiences that you remember, and the ones that you anticipate – they’re different, but evoke equally strong emotions. what does that mean? our memories and our anticipated moments aren’t really that different – which then begs the question of what it means to really experience something. a moment? a conversation? a feeling?
earlier tonight we watched a short little natgeo show about how brains function differently. it followed the story of certain individuals who experienced some sort of brain injury, after which they were uncharacteristically artistic and/or creative. it leads into the question of what it means to be a creative or artistic individual – of course it’s a unique talent, but is it something that we might one day mimic with brain manipulation? what if we could invoke those kinds of changes while keeping the other daily motor and other functions intact? that truly might be when robots end up taking over the world! once we can combine “normal” functioning, at whatever level is deemed normal, with the exceptional abilities of a very few individuals, then we really might be robots.
but what are robots really? actually, if you define a robot by a being that only acts rationally and dismisses conclusions that are not based on actual, observed data, then that robot is a far better being than any of us. this definition of robot even includes humans – a very noble cause.
anyway, i haven’t blogged in a long time, as i said, and i want to get back into it. all i know is that i’d like to memorialize my relationship/marriage/family life with christopher. this is what counts to me! it only gets better…!!!