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The Swansen Report - Issue #30

The Swansen Report - Issue #30
By Paul W. Swansen • Issue #24 • View online

Greetings from the remote outpost along Wisconsin’s northern border.
TGIF and for the first time in a couple of years we have no snow on the ground here in nearly mid-December.  But hey, the Christmas lights are up on the house so we do have that going for us.
The December weather here at the remote outpost has been bearable to get the lights put up and to take care of some last-minute outdoor projects.  Next week’s temperatures are forecast to be in the teens.
We’re still having issues with sunset now occurring shortly after 4:00 p.m.  Yes, it does get dark early up here.  However, in another 10 days, the process begins to reverse itself again.
I’ve recently finished two books on Spatial Computing.
And have now begun the following book.
In, The Infinite Retina among other things they wrote:
“Tesla drivers have three options currently for driving.
  • Drive yourself.  Trust your senses.
  • Let God drive.  Trust the Spirit.
  • Let the car drive.  Trust the data.”
They go on to say that we will be increasingly reliant on data for many if not all of our daily life interactions.  Given our collective lifestyle over the past nearly year, there are several questions that arise.  From whom can we rely on and trust the data we’re being given is accurate?  Does the source have a historical track record of providing accurate and competent data?  What about the lack of continuity of various data sources?  If the data being provided isn’t transparent to us, the end-user how are we to trust any data in the coming years?
Will those of us, critical thinkers become like Galileo?  Destined to live out our remaining years under house arrest.  Why?  For daring to think critically and place our faith in objective and observable real-world data and not to meekly and subserviently accept the subjective infallibility of our local, state, or federal government?
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
-James Madison
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