[Link] Art, AI & Crypto

To Learn: What is an NTF?

Seth Goldstein takes photos of the sunset every day and then train an AI model to turn it into a 30-second MP4 video, & puts it up for sale.  If anyone can copy a video, how dose he make his work unique? He turns it into a NFT (a Non-Fungible Token).

Fascinating.

[QOTD] Epictetus

“Your relentless pursuit of wisdom postpones your actually possessing it. Quit chasing after tonics and new teachers. The latest fashionable sage or book or diet or belief doesn’t move you in the direction of a flourishing life. You do.”

 

Rhetorical Devices: Accismus

Accismus (pronounced ak-SIZ-muhs) is the rhetorical refusal of something one actually wants, to try and convince themselves or others of a different opinion. It is  showing no interest in something while secretly wanting it. It’s a form of irony where one pretends indifference and refuses something while actually wanting it

An example from Aesop’s Fables:

Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’ People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.