Edward Palmquist

Art has always been a topic of much debate, and with the advent of AI-generated art, the question of what is art has become even more contentious. Many traditional artists are quick to dismiss AI art as derivative nonsense that requires no skill or effort. But is this really the case? And does the use The Role of Technology in Redefining Art

Capitalism has encouraged a faux individualistic society where people are more isolated and purchase unnecessary goods and services in an effort to adhere to social norms. We’re told our loneliness is what it takes to be a part of society and taking on more debt is how we contribute to the economy. This illusion of Rethinking the American Dream: Community, Family and Self Over Profits

As we stand at the precipice of a technological revolution, the only issue that truly deserves our attention is AI and its implications for society. This is not a call for alarmism or doom-mongering, but a simple recognition of the fact that AI is set to change the world in profound ways, and we need It’s Time to Wake Up and Pay Attention to AI

As the world moves further into the 21st century, AI and automation are transforming the workforce at a rapid pace. This trend is set to continue, and it is essential that we re-evaluate the way we educate our children. The traditional educational system focused on memorization and regurgitation of information, which may have been suitable The Future of Learning in the Age of AI

In today’s society, we have a tendency to put individuals on a pedestal who have the ability to deceive us. We tend to idolize actors, politicians, and charismatic tech figureheads and often take their opinions as gospel. But this is a dangerous mindset that can lead to a lack of critical thinking and the loss The Dangers of Deifying Professional Liars

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with messages about the importance of socializing and building our networks. From online platforms to in-person events, there seems to be no shortage of opportunities to connect with others. But more is not always better when it comes to socialization. As our social circles grow larger, the quality How Fewer Friends Can Make You Happier

Life is a journey that we all embark on with the hope of making it easier for the next generation. It’s a natural instinct to want to pave the way for those who come after us, to ensure that they have a better life than we did. However, what happens when the next generation actually Stop Hating on the Next Gen

The 40-hour work week has been a staple in modern society for over a century, but is it really the best way to work in the 21st century? Our understanding of human behavior has evolved, as have the advances in technology, yet we continue to adhere to this outdated model that does not reflect the Why the 40-Hour Work Week Needs to Go

I recently signed up for early access to MemoryGPT which is similar to ChatGPT but with long-term memory to allow it to learn more about you and your needs as you use it. Interesting stuff to say the least. I decided to discuss the ramifications of AI technology replacing human creativity and labor with it. I Think I Gave an AI an Existential Crisis

Throughout cultures and time, the rainbow has been celebrated as a symbol of hope, promise, and harmony. Its beauty has captured the imagination of humanity, and its colors have come to represent different aspects of our experience. But beyond its aesthetic appeal, the rainbow carries a deeper meaning that transcends any group or ideology. Each Rainbow Paradox: Beauty in Imperfection

History is filled with countless examples of great men and women who have been silenced for daring to speak the truth. Among them, the prophet Mani stands out as a figure whose legacy could have altered the course of the world had he not met his untimely end. Mani was a Persian prophet who lived Mani: The Man Who Almost Saved the World

Life can be compared to training an algorithm. The more we engage with something, the more it will be presented to us. By engaging with positive forces and avoiding negative ones, we can create a life that is filled with beauty, meaning, and fulfillment. Every decision we make has an impact on our future. It Taking Control of Your Life’s Algorithm

The Buddhist concept of anicca refers to the idea that all things are in a constant state of change and flux, and that nothing is permanent or fixed. At first glance, this might seem like a depressing or nihilistic idea. After all, if everything is impermanent, what is the point of anything? But in fact, Learning to Let Go

When I came out as gay a year ago, I confided to close friends that I still had some attraction to women but didn’t want to identify as bi as it’s not a 50/50 split for me and I disliked the connotations of the term. I hoped that being able to explore the gay side Bisexuality: Defining the Undefinable

For the last ten years, I have been hiding a lot of myself from people. The biggest thing immediately being that I’m gay and I only recently came out. I don’t want to make my sexuality a big part of my personality. Rather I want to stop feeing self-conscious about this and other parts of Coming Out + Speaking Up

It’s strangely warm as I become aware of my surroundings.
Twilight bathes the reeds as I brush them aside.
Cries of nearby fauna drift through the air
a chorus neither welcoming nor scornful.
Across my periphery,
infinite headlights come into and out of existence
anonymous yet comforting

The red tones of the brick walkway
were accentuated by the blood
which had pooled across it.
My bus had yet to arrive
so for the time being I sat and watched a woman
attempt to remove the stains.

Your eyes are disquieting
cold and unaware
as you slowly slip away.
I’m here beside you
sitting on a cheap foldaway chair
stained and yellowed foam cushioning
visible only in parts where the green leather
has cracked and chipped away.

The falling debris is frozen
motionless as it silently saturates
the air around us.
As we walk through it all
pieces brush against our cheeks.

Don’t look out the window.
Just stay in my arms a little longer.
Overhead, the roar of planes can be heard.
If it all were to end right now
how would you prepare yourself?

Shutting out the sky
You close your eyes.
The clouds are fleeting
Their impermanence is unsettling.
You don’t wish to be disappointed
So why become attached to such things?
You’ve never really loved
Or maybe you find a different meaning in the word.