Ones and Zeros

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Ones and zeros - binary code. Already there is a lot of software that operates in ways we don't fully understand. I was also influenced by a book my late father-in-law wanted me to read by Fritzof Capra's The Web of Life, and it was here that I was introduced to the idea of emergent properties in systems of greater complexity. This notion and its examples made it clear to me that what we refer to as consciousness is an emergent property, and also that there must be different levels of consciousness, and I think we see that in other animals. It also make me think that it is entirely possible that "artificial" consciousness will also emerge at some point. Maybe not too far down the road.

lyrics

Jam 42992

From the days of old
Ruled by kings and pharoes
To those shimmering towers
Ruled by ones and zeros
Blinded by the promise
Blind to the peril
You best watch out for all those
All those ones and zeros

It might be good but it could be evil
It grows strong while you grow feeble
You hear it growl and you know it's feral
You best watch out for all those
All those ones and zeros
All those ones and zeros

Reflected glory reflected blame
Reflected pity reflected shame
Don't you know everybody loves a hero
But you best watch out for all those ones and zeros

Time to make a stand
Flesh and blood, bone and marrow
Time to stake your ground
Against the ones and zeros
Blinded by the promise
Blind to the peril
You best watch out for all those
All those ones and zeros

It might be good but it could be evil
It grows strong while you grow feeble
You hear it growl and you know it's feral
You best watch out for all those
All those ones and zeros
All those ones and zeros

Reflected glory reflected blame
Reflected pity reflected shame
Don't you know everybody loves a hero
But you best watch out for all those ones and zeros

credits

from BEGAT, released September 25, 2016
Drums - M Pointon from Wikiloops jam 42992
Bass - Paul Healey
Intro - from a sample of Nath Family - Sounds of the Indian Snake Charmer
All other instruments, sounds, noises, etc. - Mark O'Connor

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SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

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