I finally get a day off today, which means I have been flaked out. After feeling confused about if I lost my charm in outlooking, I went out with my mom. I still remember the last time when I went to a shopping mall for shopping was about a year ago. Finally I am running out of my clothes, which means one of my last two shirts is worn out.
July 19th, 2018 - Ziwen
July 11th, 2018 - Qintu
Homo Deus is the first book I read during this summer. One of my friends introduced the book with a subtitle called "Brief History of Tomorrow", and I think both of us are interested in it.
The book tends to impart people some rules or opinions which may contain a heap of seemingly boring explanation; nevertheless, the author does an excellent job in depicting his opinions in vivid ways. One of the aspect I really appreciate is the little stories he uses. Those stories not only successfully make the entire book engaging, but also make it easier for readers to comprehend the opinions.
The ideas displayed in the book are priceless, such as the concept that “human are all algorithms“, and “discrepancy between narrating self and experimenting self.” The most significant lesson I have learned from the numerous opinions is the importance of free will. Since organisms’ soul is indeed electrical signals and algorithms, which will probably be programmable in the future, the independency of individual’s will become precious. It is significant to think independently because people will not know when the AI is going to make decision for them. Although writing this journal is a consequence of a bunch of electrical signals and algorithms in my brain, nobody else makes this decision for me, and therefore I enjoy writing it.
The book views future in an innovative angle, but most of its argument is based on past experiment or can be evidenced from past events. As a result, the content in the book becomes convincible. Though my brain is working at full speed when reading it to try to comprehend some content, I feel great and relaxed after comprehending the ideas without knowing why I feel so. Probably it is the magic of this book.
July 8th, 2018 - Ziwen
I went to learn fighting skills today. Just as I thought, it was very painful. I failed once when we were learning how to dodge straight punches. The cost was that I cancelled the date with my sister tomorrow.
Anyway I still enjoyed today, with peaceful morning and a somehow joyful noon. I left my key at home this noon. After standing in front of the door and feeding the mosquitoes for a while, I rode my two-wheel skateboard for 3 kilometers to find my mom and get the keys.