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Previously on Planet Dyne (S2023E34)
Another episode of adventurous computing, improbable creativity, and powerful activism was aired. If you were busy tanning your forearms on a terrace while it was happening, this recap is for you!
🔐 Zen news enter the chatroom
The week had just begun and the dust from the poll in Episode 33 had settled, when the news broke out: the Zenroom webinars would be held in Episode 35!
10:00 CEST: Starters/Signroom/DIDroom
11:00 CEST: Zenswarm, EVM SC interop
17:00 CEST: Starters/Signroom/DIDroom
18:00 CEST: Zenswarm, EVM SC interop
All the info (including the calendar files to help you remember) were shared on the Event page of Zenroom. The thing is happening on Zoom. For the dynes who are keen to keep their computers of the corporate networks, the stream will be relayed live and direct to the dyne Peertube channel.
🧠 Consciousness, and the spirit of a dyne
Soon thereafter, dynes where invited to strap on, erhm... in! exurb1 had dropped their latest vid.
For good and worse, the relationship between robots and dynes is a passionate one. But what do the robots dream about? Will they want to come visit planet dyne? Will they want coffee? Do they even have a will? Being a bit of a hive-mind, when one dyne plants a seed of curiosity, others come help grow it horizontally. There are many speculations. Maybe dynes and robots aren't so different after all. Or maybe there's a universe separating them? What is consciousness and does it read it’s email? Is it a symptom of the soul, subtle material entities? Or is it objectively reduceable to an orchestra of tooting saxophones?
The universe is full of secrets, and that's a nice thing. So much unknown beauty, planets to explore and dynes to meet. There's a lot to unpack but dynes are shining in their most curious self, sharing their wisdom and contemplating that of others.
💩 The intellectual properties of Piero Manzoni
While Argentinian hackers are building beautiful custom midi controllers, the AI world is growing. In this world art belongs to everyone. Or does it? On planet US of A, some old person in a robe has decided that AI shall be altruistic. Well, a dyne can wish anyways!
This gives the passion sparked by exurb1 a new turn. What happens if AI is massively adopted in remixing, but copyright attribution only is possible to the "original" works? Maybe it is the "original" sin? If Shannon defines information as the capacity of a system of symbols to surprise you, to tell you something you don’t know, and is proportional to a system's (cultural?) entropy - then remixing allows for lower entropy through existing cultural referents, without which maybe it goes unnoticed, closer perhaps to cultural gray goo.
🤫 Rage quitting the algorithm
Suddenly, dynes in the European Union are logging on to a quiet revolution on mainstream social networks. A new law let them silently rage quit the algorithm. Meanwhile, open source is catching up in the race to create the perfect coding bot. With a 34 billions parameters model, it is getting better at coding then the 2 trillions parameter OpenAI models.
The party goes on in Planet Dyne, like a swarm of peers seeding a game on a local-first framework. Then again dynes are great at throwing parties! Especially online. And you're invited to come co-create the parties going down in the next episode!
So don't forget to hike and subculture!
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