Tuesday, September 4, 2007


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Dear Friends:

Please read my previous post of several days ago regarding EIGHT NOTEWORTHY TRENDS. The information in that post is, I believe, very much on target, and more than a little frightening.

On another front, as a long-standing student and fan of Intelligence Theory, Complexity Theory and the notion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), I am pleased to extend to you, for your consideration, an invitation that was sent to me by Professor Stan Franklin regarding a call for papers on AI. In fact, you can download our email correspondence by clicking on www.savefile.com/files/1029649 (and by then clicking on the "DOWNLOAD" button).

Information about the FIRST CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, in terms of presenters, parameters, agenda and other particulars can be found by simply clicking on www.agi-08.org/ .

I will be in touch with you soon.


Douglas Castle
p.s. The above photo (taken through the Hubble Telescope) is of a section of space containing our Milky Way Galaxy, as well as a number of other galaxies. The irony is in the fact that I can contain such an incredibly vast space in such a tiny picture frame. Of course, if I were to enlarge the photo, the resolution would degrade exponentially. By poetic analogy, this demonstrates that perspective must be obtained telescopically, by backing away from small and rapid things, and observing things from the greatest possible distance over the greatest possible length of time. In this manner, we often find that things which look chaotic up close are actually parts of greater patterns. Extrapolating to social analogy, if we do not constantly refer back to the big picture, we can never be clear on what we are seeing, or of the ultimate impact of what we are doing. If I launch a projectile 2 degrees off course, the further it travels, the further from its intended target it will fly. Miniscule changes with giant effects.

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