Milestones in 2023 Technology: Wondrous Markers Indeed

June 21, 2023

Vea4_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_t[1]Note: This essay is the work of a real and still-alive dinobaby. No smart software involved, just a dumb humanoid.

I zipped through my messages this morning. Two items helped me think about the milieu of mid 2023.

The first is a memento of the health challenges and its downstream effects. The bat in a lucite block is available in some countries from Alieexpress. You can — if you wish — try to order the item from this url which I verified on June 21, 2023, at 1038 am US Eastern time: My reaction to this item was slightly negative, but I think it would be a candidate for a gain-of-function researcher at the local college or university.


The other item is “What is AI Marketing? A Basic Guide to Explosive Growth in 2023.” This article — allegedly written by a humanoid — states:

The real deal with AI marketing is about augmenting human capabilities, not eliminating them. Think of it like your very own marketing superpower, helping you reach the right people, at the right time, with the right message. Or are you worried AI might make marketing impersonal and robotic?  Well, the surprising truth is that AI can actually make your marketing more human. It can save you oodles of time and energy so that you can focus on the tasks that truly matter.

I am not sure about the phrase “truly matter,” but the concept of using smart software to bombard me with more advertising is definitely a thought starter. My question is, “How can I filter these synthetic messages?”

The question you may want to ask me, “How on earth are bats associated with a disease linked to smart software used to generate advertising that truly matters?

The answer in my opinion is “gain of function.” The idea is not to make something better. The objective is to amplify certain effects.

Now that I think about it, perhaps the bat and its potential to make life miserable is the perfect metaphor for summer 2023. Perhaps I should use’s smart software to help me think the idea through?

Nah. I am good. Diseased bats and smart software lashed to marketing. Perfect.

Stephen E Arnold, June 21, 2023


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