Hi Johannes,

I don't think the engineer was arrogant at all; given the enormous parameters and difficulty of the launch, it's fantastic. And yes, the telescope is meant to look back into billions of years, 13+, given that I think it's around 14 billion or somewhat under - this will give us an indication of the various origin models, more information (I think) about dark matter, the overall structure of the universe, all these things to put us in perspective, if we listen. It's primarily infrared, and it records than at much longer wavelengths that can reach us with more information than the usual visual spectrum. It will complement gravitation wave astronomy on one end and radio astronomy as well; the more is seen, the more can be learned. There are a lot of great accounts online about what it means and NASA had a two hour program carried on space.com which must be available on YouTube, explaining all of this during the launch. Sometimes, just briefly, the world feels filled with wonder...

love Alan and Happy Holidays, if such is possible, and even if not, to everyone -

On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 6:32 PM Johannes Birringer via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
dear all
Alan's writing has made me want to throw out a question about looking back (not Wittgenstein in the imaginary car, this time).

>
you feel absence. absence is no longer silent, disappeared, beyond
the pale. you are beyond the pale...
>

if we are beyond such pale, as I think it's true to say, then what are the space agencies up to with their 10 billion dollar J Webb Telescope?
I arrived in Houston a few days ago, and my old NASA friends talk about it, somewhat vividly, but I realize I'd been unawares. So this telescope
is meant to look back into a deep past, millions of years? near the beginnings of the universe, following fossilized light?
how does that work - do we have astronomers amongst us? And what are they trying to find?

ps. on the monitors that track the flight of Ariane 5 rocket, the yellow line exactly followed its programmed green path. Meticulously.
The chief scientist/inventor of this nicely designed gadget was asked if he'd be nervous during the launch and deployment, and he surprised everyone by simply saying "No, not nervous, interested. We've broached every problem that we can foresee, when you see a problem you develop a plan to overcome it and we've done that. So this is a test of whether we came up with the right answers."

So this is an interested engineer's arrogant response, I'd guess?


regards
Johannes Birringer





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Sent: 26 December 2021 22:29

Text for forthcoming video on technology and testament

name AI

http://www.alansondheim.org/breathing.jpg

sun 00 00:00:00 0000 it's dirty everywhere, isn't it? the world
is dry here. liquid is necessary for life / at least for the
activities of life. what remains pooled, desiccated, goes
nowhere. the skin shrivels; there are scars, blemishes. you're
never the same again. you hang by your hands tethered to the
ceiling. nothing is out of reach.sun 00 00:00:00 0000 skin world
skin postures. yes yes yes.sun 00 00:00:00 0000 the posture of
your skin is not your own. not your body. you learn here: you
feel absence. absence is no longer silent, disappeared, beyond
the pale. you are beyond the pale. your absence gnaws at you,
devours you. you feel skinned. elsewhere "that goes on." you
ride nothing. nothing. for the first time in your life you smell
yourself constantly. the taste of you. liquids and solids.
everything leaves. what falls to the ground. you. someone smells
you. on the ground you smell. sun 00 00:00:00 0000 dirty you.
dirty jew. even i was called that. you put a pignose in my bed.
ai knows that: i enter it in a matrix. no one saves concerns.
for the rest of my life. around the same time: a broken nose.
you did that too. sun 00 00:00:00 0000 do i write here in this
broken space. bone bone and bone. for the first time. there are
lots of them. i do not acknowledge breath. afterthought of my
breathing. death of it.sun 00 00:00:00 0000 have you ever looked
into dead eyes. here. now. the space. the window like a space
filled with letters: i arm myself. i arm myself with you. i
arm.sun 00 00:00:00 0000 es i hiss. nameless, hiss. */this is
the text of the thinking through piece of ai, artificial
intelligence, in useless confrontation with holocaust and
genocide, with brand new lexicon and rules for its application.
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