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August 11, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Different wave lengths

Mischievous little boy and dancing dog. (USPD. Artist life,

“Hey, company won’t be here for an hour. Let’s go see what we can dig up. People love dirt and organics. We can bring samples to share!” (USPD/

Children: rainbows :: Artificial Intelligence : __

If children are rainbows –

  • unpredictable
  • mercurial
  • unfathomable
  • frequently chased after – curvilinear and never going in a straight line
  • hard to hold
  • high energy
  • Electric awashed with H2O

Then what would AI be?

  • Fog so dense it hides what’s behind it?
  • A meandering mist seeping in among thoughts, feelings and actions?
  • A fluffy white cloud unreachable in the sky?
  • Dependent on jolts of electricity for movement and rumination
  • Constantly demanding large inputs of information
  • Most happy with patterns and routines
  • Occasionally breaking down and needing a time out.

If children are rainbows, then AI might be an oil painter’s palette?

Little cousins playing parallel. Under watchful eyes.

Both learning and growing; open-ended, they race.

Their over-the-rainbows viewed through different lenses in time and space.

Unwritten slate with much on the plate.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

©childlike robot with hat. ALL rights reserved. Copyrighted. NO permissions granted

Arrived undercover of cardboard. An industrial sort who’s skilled at keeping things apart and in place. Somehow he mistook our joy at the arrival of his charge as “Welcome. Have a seat and stay awhile.”. Such a softy. He may be a bit plastic, but he’s flexible and opens up to new experiences. Sigh. Always room for one more…. but manners please. Hat off at the table.(© image)





  1. easyweimaraner / Aug 11 2017 7:16 am

    probably a cloud with the need of some timeouts ;o) but still a fluffy white one and no gray thunderstorm cloud ;O)


  2. Kate Crimmins / Aug 11 2017 11:41 am

    I bet he came with a friend. It’s nice that you invited him to stay! Most times they end up homeless.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 11 2017 1:01 pm

      He keeps saying he’s flexible and can be useful – he’s skilled in keeping things separated….(any chance the might work with the dog and cat? Between the rain and the excessive heat, everyone’s getting cabin fever…)
      Thanks for adding a welcoming remark

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  3. heretherebespiders / Aug 11 2017 2:36 pm

    Better be careful, looks like he has his thinking cap on!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:58 am

      We worry he’s like a stray kitten that shows up on the porch – what are you going to do?
      Thanks for your observation and warning!

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  4. LordBeariOfBow / Aug 11 2017 10:09 pm

    and I thought I was cuckoo! 🐻 😀


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:42 am

      Oh, you’re fine – its the ones that done realize they are completely nuts who are a problem.
      Thanks for cracking open a comment to leave


  5. PiedType / Aug 12 2017 1:04 pm

    Guess I’ve been a recluse too long. Have no idea what that second picture is.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 14 2017 9:08 am

      It chaperoned a boxed delivery…and made no effort to call Uber or FedEx for a ride back…and now we aren’t sure what it is expecting (See previous post picture of it at the table). Hope it’s not like stay kittens that show up at your door…Thanks for shuffling a comment this way


  6. Amy / Aug 14 2017 6:45 am

    I don’t think Al would last long in this household. Two furchildren who play too rough.


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