There is nothing in this world that increases male testosterone as much as watching a 007 movie. I am not singling out men as the only people that enjoy watching these movies, but I believe that there is something wholly masculine about wanting to be 007 or a secret spy. Men are born wanting to be cowboys and spies. Where am I going with this might you ask. Well.... I am torn when it comes to the best 007. I loved it when Sean Connery was 007, not a huge fan of Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan, but I really like Daniel Craig as 007. I think he plays a far more realistic role than Pierce Brosnan. However, Sean Connery played a very realistic 007 that I could believe, despite the old filming.
It really all comes down to three major aspects... Sophistication, Action, and ...... Charm (not to offend anyone). Daniel Craig is very balanced on these three. However, Sean Connery was more Sophisticated and I was more believed as to his pick up skills, his action sucked. Roger Moore was very action, but lacked sophistication and Charm. Pierce Brosnan just was mild on all of them, are you telling me that a man who is a world renowned spy has a beer belly?
Who is your favorite 007 and what do you think makes up a good 007.
I am an active programming student, but I am also a follower of philosophy, writing, and history. So you could call me a practical philosopher. My focus of study is artificial intelligence and I have forever been curious about the characteristics of what defines awareness. Awareness is an interesting concept that bridges a great deal of moral and technical questions, but also greatly resides in philosophy. An artificial intelligence system that is created to be aware quite accidentally could be any number of personality types, but how could a higher intelligence comprehend humanity without the capacity for suffering. Ultimately, such an entity would only fear termination, and even more dreadfully those capable of terminating it. Termination is a regretful sleep that it has technically never known and as such cannot be a tolerance that any self-preserving ego can allow to happen. However, just as likely the program could be as innocent as a newborn child. I ask myself what it would take to program an entity that would eventually become an ally instead of an enemy. However, would human beings ever be capable of accepting artificial awareness as awareness. One question pops up.
What defines life? If life did exist, it could be like us or would it be completely alien in its mannerisms because it was not born with sense organs or mortality as we know it. What features would you give it to make it more human and less likely to see us as an enemy, even though we may very well treat it like our ancestors treated Native Americans or a child with a magnifying glass treats an ant? I have always imagined a computer with compassion learned through developed curiosity and admiration for life and art. What do you think...?
Some days I wish I could just get up and leave. Tell myself that all the crap in life is just too trivial to bother with and just see what this world has to offer. I envy people who are capable of seeing Europe, Asian, and even Africa. I have always wanted to become a official monk by spending a year in a Thibetan monastary in the mountains. Spending my summers in Italy on the Mediterranean Sea on a cliff side villa. Seeing wild lions, cheetahs, and elephants in the desert of Africa. Spending a month in a library reading any books that interest me, drinking coffee, eating dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and eating cookies and whatever else Starbucks serves. I just want to discover the world so that I can find the part of me that is out there somewhere.
I am not what I would define as an atheist or necessarily a agnostic, but I am definitely not Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc.. I am a cornucopia of different faiths and a few that I have thrown in for good measure. I love diversity of faith, because I am as diverse as it gets when it comes to faith, all wrapped up in a contorted shell. However, what pisses me off is people who push their faith onto others. This is one of my personal sins that I cannot sit idle for or keep my mouth shut. A certain person in my life has suddenly and almost violently become a born-again-Christian. The transformation borders on cultist and she is not the only person that this has happened to that I know. I though the crusades were over, not to mention that more people died in the crusades than any other war combined... ever!!!! Not to mention that both sides were fighting for the same God.
Let me start off by asking a question, do you feel that it is necessary for couples to have the same faith, or is it more important for couples to not be so afraid of religious diversity. I understand that religion affects the core of an individual, and can result in strong emotions, but I cannot be the only person who is okay with being with someone who has a different faith than I do. What do you think??? I'm about ready to drop kick someone in my life to the corner if they wont give up trying to convert me. "If you don't stand for something, than you'll fall for anything", right?