Saturday, March 4, 2017

season with data to taste

somebody asked for poetry in the form of a recipe
a recipe poem eh?
a few forms come to mind... recipe for disaster, recipe for pyrotechnics, recipe for AI...

What are some requisite qualities of consciousness?

Awareness of change, perhaps.

Capability to distinguish, discriminate, compare, contrast, juxtapose & make value judgments.

Comprehension of cause and effect.

Some sense of more or less favorable or desirable outcomes, and the wit to work towards the more, at least when it counts.

Working memory, passable alertness, some sensory apparatuses...

Just some ingredients in a recipe for A.I.


  1. Ahahahaha ❤️ well yes there could be that! Love the humor here in your verse. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️

    Lots of love,

  2. "What are some requisite qualities of consciousness?" You have given us some good clues,,,food for thought,,,and smiles,,,,

  3. Pain is an obvious quality of consciousness. How often we feel whether sipping a hot drink, burning a finger or even losing a love.

    1. I've even heard it said that intelligence correlates positively with suffering, so that the smarter one is, the greater the capacity for suffering.