The human override, I think this separates us from machines, who are mechanical. Machines are programmed to think. They are made for a certain purpose and they are perfected until they can do the purpose they were made for, then they are released to the public, with the team hoping it will perform as the team hope for. Of course there are always bugs, errors in the system or things that were not taken into consideration in the program. But then comes version two of the code, which covers more scenarios and should fix the old problems that the previous implementation has maybe overlooked. As programmers we want to keep bettering the code so that the machine will serve it's purpose and of course the programmers can overlook things, or maybe it's not written on the specifications, or maybe we are just having a bad day but we keep on trying to perfecting our craft, to the best of our abilities.
But the machines are programmed to do what they are supposed to do, they can only do what they are deemed to do, for example a traffic light is differently programmed than a vending machine, and we cannot use the code of the traffic lights to the vending machine. But what is the difference of the traffic lights than a traffic personnel? A traffic personnel can think, it can adjust to the situations, of course now even traffic lights take some things into consideration that it couldn't 10 years ago. But still even now the traffic lights would have it's limitations still. But what am I really trying to discuss here? I mean the human touch always has an override. We humans were designed to think for ourselves, no matter how much programming we were put under. There will always be that unpredictable factor in the human decision. Our ability to choose, to override what is taught to us and to act on feelings and to act on actual happenings.
I think the human programming gets better in time, I do hope it does. I think our experience and lessons we encounter make us better and make us more understanding and compassionate. There are times that we quite lose our trust in the world or in the events but there will always be hope in the human heart. In the human mind and heart, there is passion and drive that really I think is hard to teach in any machine. It is not logical sometimes, and we cannot phantom it's immensity. And I am always hopeful that this override is used well and in situations that calls for it. There are rules, and yes rules are made for reasons. It's good to study these rules and regulations and why they were put there. But in the even we are asked to make decisions we have to use the rules and regulations but not only that, we gotta use what we are gifted. I think there comes the power.
I am hoping you all are staying safe and well and always feeling, always reacting and being involved in the best way we can. Of course we don't need to engage in everything but we gotta know when to do it. I guess that's the art. So keep safe, keep happy and keep well. I'm here to help your practice as always.
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