Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything!

Pursuing self-actualization. How can you motivate yourself to be the best you can be? Everyone wonders about how we can be better at what we do. Some focus on the mind, some on the body, and some on the spirit. Having an idea on what these objectives might look like can motivate you towards achieving these goals.
Gary Goodwin takes a humorous look at what motivates people. Can you cram the meaning of life into a tattoo? Is hell really someone eating fast food beside you in a theater? Is the pursuit of happiness really a trap? Find out the answers, or at least some thoughts about the answers along with more questions in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Gary Goodwin, the Untethered Lawyer
The book bursts with big ideas on happiness, ethics, thinking, nature, exercise, mindfulness and life. The footnotes are strictly for fun. This view includes some common, not so common and sometimes completely random problems facing everyone today.

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The New Immortals

artificial-intelligence-electronics-future-2599244 (1).jpg Immortals shall soon walk among us. They may also crawl, roll and perhaps hover. Yes, definitely hover.

The immortals refer to artificially intelligent persons (AIPs), and by ‘us’ I mean natural persons. The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs recent report recognized that humankind stands on the threshold of an era of sophisticated robots and other manifestations of artificial intelligence (“AI”). The Committee saw the need to legislate this area relatively quickly as self-driving cars are making their appearance.

The fundamental question is what sort of legal status should be granted to AIPs. Natural persons want to avoid any “Battle of the AIPs” future scenarios. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, the modern Prometheus, dramatically starts off the Committee’s report. The Committee thought that by addressing people’s real concerns up front, they could deal with the more substantive issues.

The Committee recognizes that people have fantasized about the possibility of building intelligent machines and of achieving potential unbounded prosperity. The Committee does not mention drones with laser canons, but you just know they were all fantasizing about that instead.


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“German Beer Purity Law”

I loved the simplicity of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany. Bavaria adopted the law in 1516 which stated that the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. The law did not mention yeast as an ingredient, since its existence was not yet known.

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Budweiser Wars

Copy of DSCN1185.JPGDuring our river cruise through Germany, we learned the  Budweiser trademark dispute between two beer companies (from the Czech Republic and the United States). Both claiming trademark and geographic origin rights to the name “Budweiser”.  This involved more than 100 court cases around the world. Budweiser Budvar uses the name Budweiser in most of Europe and Anheuser-Busch InBev has this right in North America. AB InBev uses “Bud” in most of Europe and Budvar sells North America under the name “Czechvar”.

Great beer! Great compromising!

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