(TEXT) James Bridle, New Dark Age Analysis:
Represents how cognitive thoughts can easily develop into something much more developed. Mocked at the time, but actually developed into a very commonly used function.
Optical systems show how the human mind is always wired to develop something further, and often we can feel as though we are constantly hyper progressing, when in fact only a few years later, the past always seems to be living in the ‘dark age’ due to the unbelievable rate of progress.
The idea that almost everything that we can comprehend can be formalised and understood in a mathematical sense is almost disturbing in many ways. It means that we could in essence predict everything and formulate the answers to anything if we work on past assumptions.
This concept more or less describes the idea of computer processing, with each function or transistor working on its own small-scale, and then everything being processed together for a realised outcome. Also it touches on the concepts of machine learning where the system ever develops itself towards perfection.
This system has very much been realised, and the idea that it was a dream a very short time ago in history shows the crazy rate of developement we are perpetually in because of the form modern society has taken.
We trust computers to such an extent, relying on them for calculations every day, however we can clearly see how they are prone to human error, from their source being humanly created. This means that our trust in them can sometimes be naive.
This demonstrates this proof that our trust in machines is over the top and almost a danger to humanity. We often depict the idea of computers being our downfall, but our false trust in them, and how they are always prone to human error may actually be our demise.
The idea of humans often switching to instinct is not a modern idea. However it is very evident that computers have become part of that chain too rapidly for our bodies and minds to evolve for this state. This means sometimes we find ourselves in instinctual situations where we flip to our reliance on machines. However we have only found ourself in this state due to them faltering, leading us to a painful demise of loss of independent thought from machines.
This idea of relates back in my mind to the concept of machine learning, and how although it seems impossible to travel through past a future, we may get to the point where we can predict them both so accurately, due to the amount of data we have collected, that they able to be simulated to a degree that they appear real. This leads into a realm of existence where time really does become the fourth dimension in a spacial sense, and the fifth dimension becomes the first we cannot comprehend in a physical sense.