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title: Narco-Algorithms
published: 2019-02-26

people reckon drugs these days are pretty hardcore.

lsd, dmt, the stuff people think of when they think

> this is gonna fuark me up in ***incredible*** ways

but theyre wrong.

we havent even **begun** to peak in terms of fukk off trippy shit, not until we get into the realm of narco-algorithms.

## inputs

currently, the trippiest shit is that which messes with your ***inputs***, stuff that makes you hallucinate, stuff that throws off your sense of balance or your reaction times.

everything today is about how much we can throw out our inputs ***that we are aware of***

and thats why no-one is gonna be ready for the era of narco-algorithms.

## concept space

neural networks today operate more or less on the premise of *identifying inputs*, in a way that we, the programmer, do not need to specify the important inputs.

we might create an ai that can detect chairs, because the ai correctly weighted that whenever it sees something that looks like four legs, thats a point in favour of being a chair.

what if, we as a species, were able to edit the corresponding weights in our brains.

imagine if every single threshold for your brain going "this thing has four legs", or even more simple things such as "this is the colour im seeing" were all edited by plus slash minus one percent.

it'd be chaos.

not only do you have to deal with a fuarked up sense of the inputs we know about, but all of a sudden were dealing with inputs we ***didnt even know we had***.

there was once a military effort to create an ai that could detect camoflauged operatives.

it failed despite the testing showing one hundred percent success, because the photos with operatives in them were taken on an overcast day, and the ones without were taken on a sunny day.

the ai was simply sorting on a concept that no-one had thought to think about.

## chaos

youre busy trpping the f out because youre now seeing and identifying everything based on ***who fukken knows what concepts***, and its nothing that the world was even ready for, and hackers in the streets are doing it at raves and secret parties.

the future is soon, with both its upsides and downsides, and years from now well all be tripping out together while the smart people figure out how to hone in on the concept space that allows us to hallucinate real life anime girls, and then all life will end.


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title: Sea
published: 2019-02-26

what are we
but thoughts in sea
each adding a drop
to this common receptacle
this digital knowledge pill
to make us all more than we were before

i send out my drop
and hope it wont flop
it needs to do better
then the rest of the crop
and i hope it takes off like the rest

and now its all dark
the lights are all fuarked
and im here on my own
but not really alone
my hands grip my keys
the proof that im me
and with a flurry of phalange
i send out my plea

`|hi ~zod`

the parts are all here
so i have nothing to fear
it shouldn't turn to shit
but im missing one bit!
alas, not for long
by the end of this song
a reply from the sky

`hi ~zod successful`

and with minimum stuff
the network is tough
and that single bit was enough
to let me know the others are out there

just like me
they wish to see
the ones that make them inspired

just another day on the wired

`to all the lainons, congratulations!`