Re: Subjective brain speed

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 21:28:28 -0500 wrote:
> I guess I just don't know what you mean by "thinking" here. "Loafing on
> autopilot" starts to approximate being dead if the piloting program
> gets robust enough. Way too much of my aliveness as a person comes from
> my thinking life to ever value the prospect of its effacement. I'll stick
> to my eek. Best, Dale

He is right. I have always said that "while necessity may be the mother
of invention, laziness is its drunk ass dad" (you can put that in your
quote file as well!). The point of any innovation is to reduce the
amount of work it takes to produce a set amount of goods or services.

Pure laziness.

Being efficient is not being wise, and working smartly does not require
that one be a philosophical tower.

> On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Michael Butler wrote:
> > I'll see your "eek", and raise you: This thread dovetails nicely with,
> > among other things, de Bono's observation that the primary purpose of
> > thinking is to abolish thinking. Crank the mill faster, get out of that
> > uncomfortable state faster, more subjective *and* objective time to loaf
> > on autopilot.
> >
> > Michael Lorrey's comment gets added to my sig quotes file.
> >
> > MMB
> >
> > On Tue, 6 Jan 1998 wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > >
> > > > People don't want to be wise, they want to be 'smart'
> > >
> > > Eek!

Maybe, or maybe its merely a matter of what is most cost effective at a
given point in time. Most people have their long term internal discount
rates set too high.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------	Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
MikeySoft: Graphic Design/Animation/Publishing/Engineering
How many fnords did you see before breakfast today?