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About Bisclavret

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    Core Member


  • MBTI
  • Enneagram
    Type 9w1
  • Global 5/SLOAN
  • Astrology Sign
  • Personal DNA
    Generous Idealist


  • Biography
    I am Lobo.
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  • Occupation
    Student; writer; work in progress.
  • Interests
    Writing, reading, music, Anime, etymology, health, psychology, philosophy, law, ethics, science.
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  • Personal Text
    “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” (Spoken by Gandalf - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.)
  1. It can be difficult. Currently, that is proving to be one of my main issues with life as is. I think it's common for many of us to desire to be true the architects of our own lives, our own realities. In some ways, we can reform it, more so within than without. Still, you will inevitably run into hurdles. Ideally, we wouldn't have such hurdles and or would possess a lot more room for safe experimentation. My hope is that, in time, technology may provide us with a little more wiggle room than what we currently have. But, it is important to realize that as finite beings, as part of a physical universe with rules, there will always be some restrictions as far as our lives are concerned. We just need to find a way to work around that, and make things as interesting as we can while we're here. That's the tricky part.
  2. I think we need to re-frame the concept. Utopia is often perceived as an idealized external reality, as something we dream of creating and then inhabiting. The problem with this is that it fails to mention what sort of transformation within ourselves would be necessary in order to create that external transformation. People may wrongly believe that utopia is just a model society were current flawed humans continue to prosper, but that is not utopia but the seed of all dystopias we see in fiction and myth. The external is a reflection of our internal state, or qualities, and therefore, we may only achieve our model state for society when we ourselves have achieved our model state as human beings--through inner transformation, which forms the bedrock of any external transformation we hope to see become a reality. Humans are flawed, ambiguous, with there being differences among individuals, cultures and societies. Still, neither of these our perfect, for we are not perfect. To create a perfect society, we ourselves would have to meet that same standard of perfection, from whence all other things could naturally follow.
  3. Boredom can be short term, much like a feeling of boredom, or a long term existential kind of boredom. Which is which? I myself experience boredom when I see that I'm prevented from having the sort of experiences I want to have in the now, while being offered others that I'm not so keen about.
  4. In the last year or two.
  5. Yup. I still dream of becoming a cyborg, so that tells you something. The body is a machine -- an incredibly intricate machine -- but nowhere near the ideal. It's a work in progress as far as I'm concerned. A prototype.
  6. My sibling is an ISTP male married to an ESFJ female. He's a physical trainer. Aside from physical differences, we're alike in many ways: reserved, independent, laid back, stubborn, and possessing a goofy sense of humour. We also share a variety of interests in common. The key difference is that his world is "out there" and mine is internal, within the walls of my mind. This outer focus initially prompted him to engage and pursue relationships more, namely with women. Now that he's partnered, he has returned to his "original state of being" so to speak. I don't have that external impetus, nor have I taken interest into hitting the gym just for the sake of it. If I did do something like that it would be for myself, not to impress anyone else. That being said, as an ectomorph, the mesomorph figure is way out of reach for a guy like me. I see no reason to waste my time with something like that. Being healthy? Sure. Doing it for appearances? No thank you. The part about playing to my strengths is logical, of course. Doing something I actually enjoy makes even more sense. The outcome is out of anyone's hands, but that's how it always is. If it happens, it happens. At the moment, I haven't identified the "outdoor" recreative activity that I actually find interesting enough to join in the first place. Everything I enjoy doing is private, at the moment. I tried the writer's club, and it's okay, but not in depth enough for my taste. I might try again sometime in the future though. But that's just for me. I don't expect anything else to come from that. Anyhow, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. ...... added to this post 11 minutes later: The need for people exists, but it may not be as intense as what others experience. Again, I'm basing this off of my own perspective and mine alone. I think the part of being highly inwardly focused is pretty much indisputable. The trick, therein, would be someone that could help such a personality occasionally discover something interesting to do "out there" (cue the extrovert), or someone patient, curious, and willing enough to delve into that inner world of the INTP. I could imagine how valuable such an experience could be, as it is a tad foreign to me. I myself would be willing to do the same for another, but only if the door is open for invitation. I do not impose.
  7. Thought experiments are controlled, predictable, and safe. This is what makes them appealing. I perform these at all times, but I do not for a second expect them to substitute for the empirical experience.
  8. I thought this was about Sheldon from TBBT. My mistake.
  9. I do. And though more grumpy, cynical, and jaded than I used to be when I was younger, there is still evidence that I am. The most challenging aspect is constantly reminding yourself not to be too hard on oneself, and to love thyself.
  10. I don't really understand the importance of this "pill" stuff, but the quoted passage is basically just a rough explanation of human nature, culture, and attraction patterns. Women, like men, are just animals. Animals influenced by culture, however. Attraction patterns, both biologically and culturally driven, will apply regardless. The reaction to these is also very much a human thing. I don't know what more there is to say.
  11. Yes, namely if that included a major improvement to the "healthspan." The goal here is not simply to extend life by a number of years, but to prolong the healthy state and thereby improve the quality of life on a whole.
  12. There is none. Frankly, I've never been interested in these social rituals.
  13. Humans project human behaviours, characteristics, and values onto A.I. in science fiction. It tells us nothing about what A.I. would do, but simply what we would do from the position of the A.I. It turns out that every story on A.I. is, in fact, a story about humanity itself (including potential and faults). The doom and gloom scenario is also a very Western phenomenon, as some other cultures do not view robots/A.I. in the same fear-laden and pessimistic manner as western media typical portrays it to be. Frankly, I think most of these fears are without any empirical basis. A.I. will simply do what it is programmed to do (what we want it to do, or the characteristics we imbue it with). It will cooperate and help us if we program it to; likewise, it may kill if we design it to. And like any computerized machine, there will always be a risk of hacking and or malfunction. We will simply have to mitigate the impact of misuse or malfunction the best we can. I think the bigger question is, "What kind of A.I. do we want to create for ourselves? What kind of relationship do we want to entertain with technology? And what kind of world do we want to live it?"
  14. I haven't been keeping track lately, but I'll chime in. I think, fundamentally speaking, thread creation in R&D typically involves a problem of some kind. This, in turn, encompasses a problem(s) of psychological nature as well. The OP's initial question and subsequent responses typically highlight this in some manner. And when you consider that a bulk of the respondents may experience similar problems themselves, compounded by the effects of the online forum medium, which is strongly bent towards "debate" instead of helping others and solving problems, the results generally speak for themselves.
  15. I wouldn't choose something like that for sex, but definitely for assistance, chores, and physical labour. Humanoid in form perhaps, but with the synthetic aesthetic of the more "classic" android. Something more versatile than a human, with the ability to change form and fit into various compartments would also be ideal. No ethnicity or gender properly speaking, but I would give them a nickname if it didn't possess one already.