Well, *if* one is constrained to inhabiting attractors to begin with, then a mechanism for hopping 
between attractors is a "good thing". But I'd argue that this is a mere band-aide, 
treating the symptom rather than the cause. The real disorder is the tendency to inhabit attractors 
... or perhaps the intensity with which one gets trapped in such ruts. There seems to be a tyranny 
of specialization ... "siloization". If I have any hope for LLMs, it's to remove the 
burden of depth and free us up for more breadth ... or at least those of us wealthy enough to use 
LLMs. Let them eat cake.

On 10/9/23 10:52, Steve Smith wrote:
It feels as if the very "excess meaning" (or sloppy meaning?) you ?disparage? in cognitive metaphor is, in 
fact, what makes them so "powerful". To the extent the point of "powerful speech" or "powerful 
thoughts" might be to jump over the threshold/saddle from one attractor to another, this makes sense (for better 
and worse)...

ꙮ Mɥǝu ǝlǝdɥɐuʇs ɟᴉƃɥʇ' ʇɥǝ ƃɹɐss snɟɟǝɹs˙ ꙮ

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