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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

the last emperor

The repeal of laws is often a side effect of revolutions. However, I am not in favor of revolutions as they tend to be messy and unpredictable. Consequently, I resign myself to living in a world where rules and regulations proliferate, and where specialists evolve to cope with these things. I don't consider myself one of these specialists, but in my capacity as a designer I need to have good grasp on a handful of dimensional requirements that are critical to building planning. These numbers have not changed markedly over the years, but subtle changes are made and I have to keep up with those changes.

What I am hoping for is an artificial intelligence that can one day replace most legal specialists. We will call this computer The Last Emperor. It will be a benevolent and constant reign over the twilight of human civilization.

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