Saturday, October 20, 2012

Disturbing Silence

Days had passed without a word. A rare occurrence.

"The silence has been worrisome. Glad to hear from you." her sigh of relief evident.

He was not sure if automation would pick up 'Before The Fold" material but wanted to respond quickly. "My apologies. I have alluded to this type of circumstance in the log before. avoiding the 'loaded' words as usual. Events of this magnitude have an abnormally high disruptive effect on the system model."

He went on to describe the potentially catastrophic external input. On deeper investigation, the duress it caused was not commensurate with reasonable probabilities. A hazard of the system's reliance on long range prediction?

The clip mentioned the close association of fear and anger and provided what felt like genuine insight into the problem. Trust is diminished by fear and anger results, creating yet more fear. The cycle can repeat, even when the original stimulus is no longer visible.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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