Thursday Thoughts - 03/09/2023

Here are my Thursday Thoughts, a short list of the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week.

What I Watched:

Physical: 100

Physical: 100 is a Korean reality game show. There are 100 contestants vying to represent the perfect physique. They compete amongst and with each other in various challenges to reach this goal. It’s like a (mostly) non-scripted version of Squid Games.

My wife and I binged the entire series over the weekend. The show was full of laughs and suspense. It was fascinating to watch world class athletes go through the challenges.

Overall the show was enjoyable but I had a few gripes. For one, every episode ended in an unnecessary cliff hanger. There were also certain scenes that dragged on for a little too long.

What I Read:

138: Do you pass the Turing test?

Haley Nahman writes about the current discourse of AI taking over all our jobs. She flips the narrative and asks if our culture is taking away individuality. Therefore, making it easier for AI to learn and mimic human behaviors.

This was a fantastic piece that offered a different take on the AI debate. My favorite part of the piece was the introduction. The personal story does its job perfectly. It pulled me in. Then led seamlessly into Nahman’s main point.

What I Bought (again)

Rainbow Sandals

I bought my third pair of Rainbow Sandals last week. It was about time I replaced my former pair of Rainbows. The sole was nonexistent and the leather was cracked along the top. It’s been so long that I don’t even remember when I bought my last pair.

Rainbows are my favorite slippers to walk in. It takes about a week to break them in. But after that it feels like walking on cushions.

What I’m Pondering:

…but many people, men and women, trade on privacy when they walk out the door in the evening, giving it away, via a hemline or a snug fit, for attention.

Christian Rudder, Dataclysm

Tags: #quotes #tv #tech #purchases

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