2015-07-14

Passing Thought : Iran - West deal

When I began my studies of the Persian language back in 2010, motivated by the desire to understand Iranian culture, I unsurprisingly became witness to its present. The artistic treasures I have seen forever enriched my soul while the standoff between the Islamic Republic and the West helped me to better understand the political climate of the world.

Iran and the West are on the verge of paving a very productive road for both sides, something I first suspected last year when the deteriorating relation between Russia and the US made Iran a country courted by most world powers. In the long run things will translate in better living conditions for its people and more exposure in the EU and US, both culturally and economically. On the other hand the West never did like to play fair and probably Iran will renounce part of its sovereignty regarding nuclear research.




2015-06-25

Passing Thought : Wozniak and Artificial Intelligence

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, said during a public speech at the Freescale Technology Forum 2015 in Austin, Texas, that robots will keep humans as some sort of pets, not to unbalance the natural ecosystem. What I have found out so far is that he financed an AI company and that he previously referred to this possible future as "our biggest existential threat". The Bilderberg meeting held this year (11-14 June, Telfs-Buchen, Austria) had artificial intelligence as part of the subjects of discussion. What they talked or decided we don't know because this isn't an open and democratic organization. We can, however, see the effects. I don't know if Wozniak was invited or subscribes to the group, just found it intriguing.