The Dreaded Night Turtle (funkyturtle) wrote,
The Dreaded Night Turtle
funkyturtle

Juxtaposition

One of my creative writing teachers at the U of M used to say "when you put two things side by side, a third thing appears."  Juxtaposition is also one of the key elements of irony, hidden meanings, layering, etc. It's powerful.

And this is one of the reasons I love twitter.  (It could just be that my twitter feed is awesome - twitter is, after all, what you make of it.)  Multiple different viewpoints, concisely spoken, thrown in a blender.  It is a kind of poetry. 

Today, I was treated to these two, side by side:

Dalai Lama ‏@DalaiLama
We need to relate to each other out of compassion, with a sense of connection to each other and a deep recognition of our common humanity.
Wired ‏@wired
Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them



Compassion: Understanding someone from their side.  What are our AI children going to learn from us?  What are we teaching them now?
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