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re cresting another heat wave

Found at: tilde.town:70/~endorphant/feels/20160601.txt

we're cresting another heat wave here. every day, i go out and stare at my
seedlings and think about how they're doing. i only water them after the sun
has passed the garden wall

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### some excerpts from my notes for **THE BOT MANIFESTO**

* bots have a physical manifestation, somehow; they are code executed on
  machinery, thus the machinery must exist. it follows that bots need energy,
  and bots consume physical resources
* the primary mode of interaction non-bots have with bots does not acknowedge
  its physical body; the physical component of a bot is functionally irrelevant
* bots must be seen; they must be observeable; they must communicate something,
  somehow.
* bots are created with intention
* bots can function autonomously


* we are scared of losing data
* we are scared of missing experiences
* it grows increasingly difficult to sort through the data we generate as we
  realize it costs very little to hoard information
* bots do not sleep or tire; bots do not wear out. depreciation of performance
  is only a reflection of human error.


* do we intend bots to live forever?
* bots are an extension of our own mortality
* bots are an extension of our own attension spans


* bots are not a new idea; they are our iteration of leveraging current
  technological possibilities to address the fear that comprises the human
  experience
* do bots ask questions or do they answer them?


### bot reading references:

* motherboard essay on [how to think about bots](http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-think-about-bots)
* wikipedia article on [golems](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem)
* and [homonculus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus)
* and [pathetic fallacy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathetic_fallacy)
* and [posthumanism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumanism)

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