When two people who have both lost loved ones
Both NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.K. Met’s Space Weather Operations Centre have issued a G2-Moderate geomagnetic storm watch for April 2, due to the presence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (or CH HSS) facing the Earth. While this isn’t a full coronal mass ejection, coronal holes cause an increase in the speed and volume of the charged particles coming from the sun, and can affect Earth in similar, albeit more moderate, ways.
Despite whatever scenarios that can be speculated on in our culture’s works of fiction regarding artificial intelligence, the intelligence that emerges from this field of research may very well be utterly alien to what we might expect. It could be beneficent, malevolent, calculatingly cold, or it could even see compassion as the pinnacle of logic. Two recent developments in the field of AI research illustrate two completely diametric paths that a future artificial mind could take.
An unnoticed infestation of moths in Turin Cathedral has reduced the Shroud of Turin to dust.
Head Conservator Monsignor Guido Sarducci of the Shroud of Turin Research Council believes that the dust
particles can be reassembled, which will return the shroud to a visible state, minus the areas of
linen that were actually consumed by the moths. “It will be exacting work, taking perhaps two hundred
years,” he said when questioned about the feasibility of such a project by the Roman newspaper
Scherzo Quotidiano. “Dust particle by dust particle, we will restore it,” he claimed.
In 2015, a final set of tests proved that the traditional route of the shroud from Palestine to Turkey, then