If there is EVER an AI in every home, there is no way some form of “3 law safe” won’t be used imo. Asimov was the first popular writer to explore this idea. If you create something that is self-aware, what makes it “alive”? And what are our responsibility as creators? Although this is not a new concept, this film looks like the first one to get it right since The Matrix backstory short: ‘The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance’.
Justyna Neryng photography: Childhood Lost
Justyna Neryng is a multi-award winning fine art photographer from Poland. She spent much of her childhood playing with her father’s cameras and dark room while roaming the forests of Chelmsko on the Czech border. As an adult, a mother and an immigrant to Britain, her photography has flourished into a substantial body of portraiture. Perhaps the most evocative of her works are her exquisitely emotive self-portraits that seem to carry the dark spirit of the forest from her childhood as well as potently baring the scars of modern womanhood. They show vulnerability and intimate eroticism as well as deep sense of isolation and alienation. It is these portraits that have been most published and exhibited in both her Polish homeland and in the UK.
On this day in history, July 31st, in 30 B.C. the Battle of Alexandria was fought between the forces of Marc Antony and Octavian. Though Antony’s side suffered a great many desertions he won the initial phase of the battle. The desertions kept continuing though, and Octavian won the second stage of the battle.
The following day, having retreated back to the palace, Antony received mistaken news that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life. He proceeded to fall on his sword, though he didn’t die immediately. He found out that she was still alive, holed up in her mausoleum. Antony was carried there and hauled up through a window to her, where he died in her arms.