this is a load of warmed over platitudes on a plastic plate This is roleplaying. Pretending. Old fashioned “think yourself rich” for a new, gullible generation who doesn’t see the same ideas have been sold to people at a profit for many decades now. Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale, Oprah WInfrey’s “The Secret” – oh there’s many of them. And it’s not that it’s bad-bad per se. But it sells books and seminars. That’s why it gets recycled. In today’s world, it gets views and shares and makes money for the creators of these videos (or should else they’re doing it wrong). No. You have to step back and ask: what’s in it for the person making this video? How are they profiting? Did they identify a market that was willing to consume a certain type of information that will make them profit? Then there’s your answer. And if they’re doing it non-monetized “for free”, find out what they’re gaining. It’s not that everybody only does things for gain. Altruism is real. But the questions need asking and answering because between “the message and the media”, the media and it’s related profits are usually the message, not the message.

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Oh it’s just going to get better/worse. I made this song yesterday with suno ai – with a prompt of “medieval mode church organ hymn” or something like that – no idea what I was doing. And it spit this out. Thing is: it sounds beautiful to my ears right now. But so did DITTY when it did its WORD TO MIDI thing. But soon this will be trash too. I used my 5 free tries and I’m not gonna pay. But the 5 free prompts were fun. Burning up somebody else’s video cards and burning someone else’s coal supplies for this. But like all ai, I’ll enjoy it while it still looks / sounds good. It’ll sound like trash within a few months of saturation and its patterns become super obvious.

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Web 2.0 was for the Pure of Heart. There’s a few “Web 3.0s” I’ve heard of but I don’t know who it really is, if any. It’s “will the real 3rd Rome please stand up?” But 2.0 was nice. It was all about massive amounts of semantic data — connecting words to other words, meanings to meanings, ideas to ideas, all this marvelous complexity. so much fun. RSS feeds, remixing data, reduplicating sharing everything, everything open, everything free. Then BOOM, everything started rapidly shutting down between 2012-2014. The beautiful free tools. The beautiful sharing. Ads started showing up in places ads should not go. But when DUPLICATING DATA was punished? it was over. Ah well. New era emerged. Lots of new rules from lots of places to follow and everything had a cost, including the costs having costs.

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To turn the text into a video prompt for an AI to generate an animation of Kenneth’s brain function, you could use the following script: “Our animation will start with a 3D model of a brain, highlighting the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes. We will then show a series of animations to illustrate the hypothesis of selectively disrupted parietal<->motor connections in Kenneth’s brain. First, we will highlight the strong temporal and frontal lobe connections responsible for Kenneth’s high Verbal Comprehension and Digit Span scores. We will show neural pathways firing between these regions as he performs language and short-term memory tasks. Next, we will illustrate the relatively weak parietal<->motor connections by showing disrupted neural pathways between the parietal lobe and the motor cortex. This will help explain Kenneth’s poorer performance on tasks that require visual-motor integration, like Coding, Visual Speed/Accuracy, and Processing Speed. To further explain Kenneth’s strengths in certain motor tasks, we will then highlight alternative neural pathways that may have been strengthened through extensive practice. We will show neural connections forming between the frontal and temporal lobes, bypassing the weaker parietal<->motor pathways. We will also illustrate how some motor skills, like typing, primarily tap into digit movements mediated by proximal connections in motor/somatosensory cortices rather than full visuomotor integration. Finally, we will show how musical/rhythmic motor skills may leverage stronger right hemispheric connections between frontal-temporal-parietal networks for sequencing, and how cognitive processes involved in musical creativity like working memory, sequencing, timing may draw heavier on frontal-temporal networks. We will highlight these neural pathways in the animation to provide a comprehensive view of Kenneth’s unique cognitive profile. Throughout the animation, we will use color coding and labels to help viewers follow along and understand the neural connections being illustrated. The animation will conclude with a summary of the key findings and their implications for targeted compensatory strategies based on Kenneth’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses.”

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