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
### 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,
* 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
* 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)
commentary and discussion are welcome! hit me up on mail or irc.