Quni Episode 9
Steven:This is audio check. My name is Steven [Miglove] I'm a lifetime prisoner of the tech industry from Seattle, Washington. So, what you're about to hear is my poetical [inaudible] of you and some might say your [inaudible] mu universe, and support the ability of the computing in society and ethics and other human endeavors. This is not an attempt to make your academic statement.
If you're wondering why I'm doing this podcast, I can tell you why, because the real universe as opposed to the [inaudible] has tried to kill me a few times, and we'll get into that in other broadcasts. One of the things it left me when I had my stroke and brain damage was the gift to understand and talk about this stuff, and maybe even create music.
We'll see how that turns out. So, thanks for listening, and just note. If you have small children or if you don't like them hearing [inaudible] please listen at in a time or [inaudible] My personal opinion expletives have never hurt anyone. In fact, they are quite cool and creative centralated podcasts. Take care. May all your endeavors bring love and joy to the [inaudible]
Thanks for listening to the [inaudible] universe of [inaudible] universe.
Hey everybody. Welcome to another episode. It's so much fun doing this. Oh, my God. I had the best day today and kind of a little bit sad ending, but it was amazing. Hey, it's not every day you watch your record label, right? So, that's what we did today. It's going to be a new indie record label coming out of Seattle, called Hakloud.
Yeah, it's going to be really cool. So stand by. It's going to be Hakloud dot Ark. That's with a 'k'. There's no c's allowed. It's all K. It's okay. Yeah, Hakloud is okay. We've got [inaudible] cool copy we're going to feature it for now as we write it. Hey. You know. Like I said, I'm the [inaudible] and now, we have a new guest.
I'm so excited to have Natasha on board. Oh my God. That episode was great, and I'm rounding up some other really hip women to be on. So, we don't just have a techs. We don't just have a high tech male perspective. I hate that. Don't you? I do, because you know what? Half the world. Actually almost most of the good part of the world is female. So, they don't really need us genetically. They are just letting us ruin them. Us dudes are lucky. We even have a role.
Anyway, my role is to try to work with you guys that are listening, and I don't mean guys. I don't mean dudes. I don't mean women. I mean you sentient beings that are listening to my voice.
Yeah, you sent a. Everybody is going to be sentient that's going to understand me. Well, not everybody. I don't know. Is my dog sentient? I haven't quite figured it out. Okay. Calling all local homo sapiens. There we go. Anyway, I don't actually think gender matters because it's entirely arbitrary. It's something we made up like a [inaudible] because that's the way the human brain works. It's a very ancient way of communicating.
It's natural, because the real world is super complicated. Even launching something as simple as a record label is super complicated. I'm discovering that, but you know I'm on a mission. We cross the [HA] and Hakloud means .. What does it means? It means healing art. Healing Arts. The original LLC started when I went on this healing trip to try and overcome my PTSD.
Well, I had a PTSD attack yesterday. It was pretty intense. I thought I could deal with it, and I was telling a really cool person today how I spent the day [inaudible] Super impressive mind. Anyway, that's not why we're here. We're talking about the launch of my new label, and I'm going to give you some science too. Okay? So, it's not just going to be all about me. So, don't give up yet.
So, every day I try to do just a little bit of healing. Sometimes I have to heal on myself. Sometimes I get to heal on others. Today was one of the days where I got to do both, and that's like the best. I love healing on things. So, we launched the label today. Hey, we're going to carry a lot of really cool artists and super jazzed. So, here's a project we're going to do.
We're going to go to all of the national forest service workshops that are willing to work with us and take pictures and broadcast and we do field recordings and do some onsite podcasting to honor the men and women that keep the national forest servers running. If you've ever been in a park or a forest service office or any place where there's a dude or dudette that calls themselves a ranger, ask them to see their workshop. No don't do that unless you're like a gear head. You're going to bother them.
So, you know that our woods need healing right? So, that's going to be part of our mission. Let's do some healing stuff. The woods, the greenery around us. They are the lungs of our planet. Be nice to them. They were coughing this summer, but you know what? We're going to have the most amazing winter because of it. Because that's what happens when you give all those particulates out there.
It's going to do crazy things, and we're going to get a lot of snow. Oh, my God. If you're a skier, welcome to the best dessert you can have. Maybe even some serious pal. Take pictures. Wouldn't it be weird? They always are the storms. You know why? The storms. Oh, my God. They are going to be wild.
Okay, so who wants to do some science? Sorry for my tangent today. I was just super excited today. So, did you ask yourself today what you did to heal? I don't know. It seems like there's a lot of healing every day. So, let's talk about some science dude.
So, I wanted to rift a little bit on Natasha's ideas from the last podcast. I hope you don't mind, but she had some really good points, and so I wanted to do some [nontensential] deep dives into some of those ideas. Okay. So, I was talking today with the friend that I spent the day together with, and we were talking about, "How can we do this with the minimal risk?"
And so, we have a math problem. Calling all math heads. How many kilos of isotope, and it doesn't matter what isotope, let's start with plutonium or [inaudible] uranium 238. That's fine too, because we're just building batteries. We're not building bombs and we're not going to build all the other nasties. We're going to build batteries.
So, okay. How many kilos of isotopes do we need and do [unnastify] and bad stuff and turn it into a battery? I don't really have a cue. I'm sitting here totally cue-less and clueless. Give me a clue. Okay. So, we have that. Let's divide it by 100.
Do you know why? I love to test the [inaudible] system. Calling all Americans. Drop the empiric als, imperial, empiricists. The measurement of the imperium and drop that and go. This system doesn't make sense. Okay. Sorry about that. We did that in the seventies. Jimmy Carter was so cool. He said, "Yeah. Let's do the metric system," and then Reagan said, "What's that? And we're going to kill that. We're not going to spend money on it."
Does that sound like a song you've heard before? I don't know. So, let's say if we had 200,000 kilos of nasty. Well, then divide that by 100, and then we'll take it 100 down and we'll build a fuel tablets. And then, we'll build a whole boat load literally a whole boat load. It will go right from tractor to boat.
So, how many of these [inaudible] I think you know what? I think we're going to have a problem. I think that all those nuclear reactors that are sitting on these toxic isotopes that lasts tens of thousands of years. It's trash ions. You know it's the ship that lasts. Literally the ship that lasts.
Remember? We were trying to solve the constipation problem. Everybody suffers from that. Have you ever had chemotherapy or radiation treatment? That's another use for the same isotopes. I love atoms. They are so versatile. Hey, you can even create another planet out of them. They are like the magic sauce.
I love quantum mechanics. Oh, my God. It's like how the magic sauce works. Okay. So, one thing I can guarantee is if you've had chemotherapy, you appreciated that in your life, but you know I have [inaudible] security. So, let me ask you a question. Are you worried that we're going to use up all of the uranium 238 and polonium and plutonium and U-236 and well I don't know. Let's do U-234 too.
That's a pretty cool isotope. There's a lot of those. Hey Sandia, which one are we going to use? That's why I called as, calling all hands in Sandia. This is going to be an open source project. Want to help? Yeah. Hey. Oh, you know what else I did today? Oh, my God. I just started my first GoFundMe campaign, because you know what? All of this stuff is not going to be free, and I'm going to ask Bill, not Bill and Dave. The other Bill.
You know, the dude that ran the software company in Seattle that I didn't join, because I worked for the other Bill. I went to work for Bill and Dave. Hey, what did you do when you were growing up? You know what I did? I built the Internet. It was really cool. I was reminiscing today with a dude that had chemotherapy. A super cool dude from Europe.
He built the Internet with me too. I did the networking. He was like building the servers and doing the login and stuff when I was doing the same thing. Just in different companies. We were like twin brothers with different mothers. You know? I worked for Mother .. I worked for Bill and Dave, and he worked for Bill Gates and that's pretty cool. We were on terrible tracks, but that's the quantum universe.
We sealed our relationship over a cryptography study. So, if you ever go and look at Telepath by Microsoft research, you will see my footprints in that. However, they didn't even cite me in any of the research, which I wasn't super jazzed about, but it's okay. Hey, I did the work and it was really groundbreaking and I can't tell you what the result was. Sorry, but if you look at Windows. Hello. You've got the answer.
Oh, sorry. Wait. This is not a plug for Microsoft, it might be a love letter. So, that's okay. I love Bill and Dave too. I still wish they were there. I guarantee you that company would be a lot better today, but I'm an old guy. I'm a traditionalist. I'm also an empiricist, and what I can tell you is that if you take an engineering company and you turn it into a marketing device, you've just jettisoned your heart. And that's what happened to HP.
I remember I'd gone up to Boston. We got there and do a tour of the factory. This is really cool. So, we do a tour of this factory. They did ultrasound equipment and the guys says, "Hey. Anybody want to get an ultrasound?" Everybody looks at each other, and he looked at everyone and the women looked the other way and the guy says, "I'm talking to the guys. We're doing hearts today. We're not doing fetuses today." And we all said, "Okay. Let's do that." And I said, "I'll do it," because you know I'll do anything pretty much as long as nobody gets hurt.
And hey. It involved healing. Working for a cool company that was healing people by creating gas chromatograph and ultrasound machines and all cool kinds of cool stuff. That's what I was doing while Bill and those dudes were building Microsoft. It was so cool. We were sitting there watching them and then we have [inaudible] on HP 100 in one room and HP [inaudible] in the other and [inaudible] network.
Hey. Google me sometime. You'll see posts all the way back from 1991, but I was using the network a lot longer. Sorry, it was like 1983 when I wrote my first networking paper. I still remember it. It was about the [Loha] netbook. I was thinking, "This is really cool." Those packets switching together with this thing called an ethernet that was being published and discussed.
And I wrote about the similar model, and you know what? I said, "It's going to be big one day," and I think I was right. I guess I was a futurist back then, because I've done the math on predictions. There's very little downside to being wrong, unless you've got your money on it. In which case, I've made a lot of mistakes, but who hasn't. It's not like I'm super rich or something.
Anyway, that's Bill and Jeff. They got lots of commas. I'm a [inaudible] for everybody in the tech industry. Right? Don't you feel bad for him? You should. Anyway, I had a lot of fun building the last intranet and I really want to do it again. I really want your help and that's kind of why I started a GoFundMe, but this time we're going to do it like we did it in the beginning.
We're going to make it open for everybody. You've just got to dial in. We're going to also do other stuff with it, because hey, this is a quantum computing show. Right? So, I guarantee you we're going to do some really cool stuff, but this is not a love song about quantum computing. If you listen to my first prototype podcast, quantum computing for stoners. In other words, dudes that don't like [inaudible]
Anyway, if you're writing code, you know what I mean. I'm a total code stoner, but I can't write [inaudible] but I've seen my code. It's ugly. Really, really ugly. It's almost like a horror show. Oh, my God. I'm scared thinking about code. Alright, let's talk some more science. We're going to do these RTG buoy builds, and we're going to build these buoys right next to nuclear power plants and we're going to ship them. I don't know.
Where are we going to ship them? I think we're going to ship them to the Sun, but first they've got to .. Big daddy tax. We built them. So, they've got to give us their electrons, but you know what? I think our design. I was thinking about the current generation and it's really inefficient. So, here's my idea and I haven't written a patent on this yet so. But I think we need a VA. I think I'm going to go with the Ford design of a VA.
Hey, calling Detroit. We need a new engine. Can you build us one? You guys build super cool stuff. You really could use some new products. I almost moved to Detroit once. I moved there on a Ford account, but I have a little bitty problem with the Ford. He was a Nazi and a very nasty racist indeed. So, I don't drive Fords. I don't even think I ever considered owning one.
I drove Opels and [inaudible] many many later times a vehicle. In case I get that from my daddy. I never understood why my dad would drive a Mercedes and not a Ford, but you know why? Because he felt like Ford was betraying the American way. That's why. There's another dude he would feel that way about too if my dad was alive.
My dad was like even more screwed up than me, which is hard to do, but he was like the best dad ever to be dysfunctional, because he let me pretty much do whatever I wanted to. His idea was keep this kid alive until he was old enough to turn his way. So thanks dad for teaching me that lesson.
Okay, so let's get back to what we actually are going to do with this podcast, which is talk about some more experimental hypothesizing. So, tonight's hypothesis is dedicated to the author of the book, Anti-fragile. He's also the inventor of the mathematical principle of the Botswana events and risk mitigation in hyper chaotic environments. I think you know where this is going. Right?
I know where it's going, because today was a good example of me. Remember I told you when I started this show that it was like the [inaudible] we launched this label. And then, there's all this personal drama on top of it. On top of a really long amazing day launching this crazy adventure that's going to build the next Internet, because you know the best innovation happens around art.
Da Vinci was an example of that. Hey. Bill and Dave were examples of that. The first product HP sold was the [inaudible] for the new [inaudible] It was an art project and then grew as it started Silicon Valley. Yeah. How's that Jeff? You thought art didn't matter, but you know what? You wouldn't even have an operating system today to run on if Intel and Bill and Dave and Jobs and Rosniac and all those guys that were hanging out and trying to figure this crap out.
Hadn't been that art project for Disney. Do you remember Steve Jobs used to be this fanatical? I don't know. Do you remember [inaudible] computing and all the graphics he was doing? The CGI was amazing. People forget about that. I didn't because I know that real innovation happens from art. Hence healing art, but innovation without a mission is scary to me. So, let's talk about healing as our mission.
And you know, it's actually kind of way the universe works. That's what anti-fragility is. So, something is by nature, fragile, if it breaks under adverse conditions. Right? So, let's take a glass and it falls slowly at the speed of gravity. As it hits the ground, it breaks into a gazillion pieces. We call that fragile. Okay. So, let's take an anti-fragile glass. This is a cool [inaudible] experiment. I don't think I've done this before, and I can't wait for our new hero of the universe to get his opinion about it.
So, I dropped the glass and it hits and it hits and it hits again and it bounces, and it comes to a rest. And you're looking at it and you're wondering why it didn't break. So, you pick it up and you throw it again. Bam! Hits the floor one more time. This time it sounds harder. That's weird. It does it again. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. It hits the floor. Every time it sounds harder, and finally you grab the glass and what do you do?
You hit it against the marble countertop from whatever stone you prepare you do your food preparation on. You hit it really hard. Now, you're expecting it to shatter, but it's anti-fragile. So, it just got stronger because you hit against the counter, and pretty soon it's starting to make cracks in the counter and it does this every time you hit it. It gets stronger.
Guess what else is like that? [inaudible] biology. It's kind of evolution. The stuff that survives is inherently anti-fragile. So, let me ask you a question. If you wanted to create an universe, what would be one of the primary drivers of your design? I don't know.
Hey. Let's make it anti-fragile. Yeah. Let's tie it back to the world of the universe, because I love cubits and I love quantum atoms. You know for a minimal viable product to give sixteen quantum fields together to work like atoms. That's pretty fucking awesome. Sorry, expletive not deleted, but it's really cool.
So, it's like one o'clock in the morning now. I'm waking [inaudible] water and grass and thinking about how cool our universe is because you can use atoms to [inaudible] and beautiful prairies like we grew up on running through the plains.
Okay. It almost makes you want to apologize. When are we going to have reconciliation? We need a reconciliation in between [inaudible] With [Empirin] did. Okay. You think I was starting a talk about Star Wars. Right? I don't know. Maybe this universe does have a force. Maybe. [inaudible]
Anyway, that's not where I was going with this. Where I was going was I think we need a reconciliation. I'm not talking about Princess Leia or the Jedi. I'm talking about the dudes on their big ass ships to [inaudible] Africa. You know what I'm talking about, and I can't wait.
I'm going to really ask Tash, Natasha [Bron] I'm going to ask Natasha [Bron] to do some discussion on that because she's so rad about that and I'm so not. I just do it from a [inaudible] perspective, but hey. Everybody has got their own tribe. Let's talk about tribes. Let's not talk about race please. Thank you, because tribes are portable.
You know what a tribe is right? It's really not that complicated. I mean, I've got my tribe. You've got yours. You know that our tribes are good friends because I can't see a reason why they shouldn't be. We're on this little ball or rock in the universe. Okay. So, I decided to design a universe. So, I decided. Hey, let's make it anti-fragile, and you know what? All the animated biological creatures we need an information system so they can build their stuff and their [inaudible] over there.
So, let's keep inventing stuff until everything works. Hey. I like this thing called DNA. It seems to stick pretty well. It's kind of an immutable. Let's do that. Okay. Hey [inaudible] let's all get together and everybody love each other while we're just DNA, because you know what?
We're all alive and we were made to love each other. That's why we have sex and that's why we procreate. It's a very ancient place of the mind. Yeah, I know that's talk for my next book. Sorry, but we're talking about very old things here. I mean, seriously. It kind of makes my ancestors' idea of God seem a little bit short lived honestly.
Sorry dudes, but thank you for helping give us the gift of the genetic wisdom to [inaudible] universe. That's the gift of my tribe. There's a reason why Einstein and [Phae Min] and others of my tribe do this. David Freeman. I mean, the list is really big. I'm sorry and this may be biased, because I'm looking for them, but I'm pretty sure that everybody that does quantum physics is probably genetically entangled from a genetic perspective I can't [inaudible] anything else, because of my salience bias.
Hey. If you don't know what salience bias is look it up. It's a really cool idea. Everybody carries salience bias. Sociologists call it ethnocentricity. How do I know that? Oh, my God, because I used to do sociology. It was a cool hobby of mine in college. We've got to live fast. Die slowly. Okay. So, back to anti-fragility. So, I think the hardships of today really made me look at myself and understand how lucky I am, and how lucky I am. I can devote my time to helping somebody else that's in need.
If you have a friend that needs help, make it a priority to help them. This friend is a teenager and you know there are two major causes of death among the teenagers. You know that right? Yeah, it's motor vehicles and suicide. Those are the top two, and I was really worried about her. So, I dropped everything, showed her some fun, and some advanced [cohuga] and we just had a pajama day and laid around.
We didn't even go out the door. We just chatted and chilled and it was really nice. It was a joyful day and it felt like I helped healed somebody, because you have to do that moment by moment. Every moment is unique. Every moment is an opportunity to heal, because quite frankly, it's another mission I think our tribe should be on. What tribe? Every tribe, because you know what? Everywhere there's something to heal.
You know what? Everybody can do art, because you're ancient. You're human. I often wonder what my dog thinks of my art. I think as long as she's [inaudible] and loved that's the energy she seeks. [inaudible] lord say, "I seek a different thrill."
So, thank you for listening to this version of [inaudible] I hope that you'll check out our GoFundMe. It's very V-one right now. I'm not even sure you can find it. I don't know. It's called Hakloud dot. Ark. There's a wrong kind of loud sometimes when we're happy. You are now in my happy place, but if you have the blue meanies, [inaudible] get in the submarine. They can't get in there. So look for your yellow submarine. That's your happy place.
That's where you run to when the blue meanies come. Don't let them win. I know this. I've met many blue meanies. They come in many flavors. Some come in chemically induced ones. Some of them come from the pharmaceutical industry. Some of them come from hostility and enemy beyond. Some of them come from the enemy within, but at the end of the day, they are just blue meanies. So, hop in your yellow submarine. Play some music in there. There's Elton John. [inaudible] and everybody else in the band of who are [dead]
The Fab Four are [inaudible] Oh, my God. They were. Not for their commercial [inaudible], but from a music theory perspective, I think they were actually pretty cool. I remember my music theory professor told me that and I believed them. God. No, he wasn't God. Sorry, he was really good. He had kind of like the rule with ten thousands goal. He'd done it ten thousand times. Yeah. Okay. So, thanks for listening. Check out our go. Our little baby GoFundMe at Hakloud.ark on GoFundMe. You know the rest of the story. Thanks for listening.
Our heroes involved with creating this podcast. So, my first and closest hero I'd like to thank is myself is Steven [Miglove] I just can't even believe it's me. I suffer a little bit from delusions of failure and friction. So, thanks for putting up with my [inaudible] cases. Next up is Jessie Hewie because he does magic. So, thanks for the magic. Please subscribe via your favorite podcast channel. Thanks.