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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Apocalypse Now !

This article is the perfect introduction to this topic, gratitude to Eimhin for sharing.
These eyes are for your heart, bro.
Be strong.

Get apocalyptic: Why radical is the new normal


"Feeling anxious about life in a broken-down society on a stressed-out planet? That’s hardly surprising: Life as we know it is almost over. While the dominant culture encourages dysfunctional denial—pop a pill, go shopping, find your bliss—there’s a more sensible approach: Accept the anxiety, embrace the deeper anguish—and then get apocalyptic."

"To adopt an apocalyptic worldview is not to abandon hope but to affirm life. As James Baldwin put it decades ago, we must remember “that life is the only touchstone and that life is dangerous, and that without the joyful acceptance of this danger, there can never be any safety for anyone, ever, anywhere.” By avoiding the stark reality of our moment in history we don’t make ourselves safe, we undermine the potential of struggles for justice and sustainability.
As Baldwin put it so poignantly in that same 1962 essay, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
It’s time to get apocalyptic, or get out of the way."

My reaction after reading this article :

What i find funny,
is that the word "radical" is actually a judgement,
a strong statement,
while it's a natural flow.
(i mean the distinction between the common use and the meaning)
I don't think we're radical.
Radicals are those hanging to old broken tools...

A reaction to this post about Netention Personas in actual prototype :

"Wow... Love the idea. So basically, it's a new P2P form of Bitcoin?Using Wikis? Am I understanding right?"
  • It's much more complex and simpler than that.
    In terms of user experience, it is like a Life Game.

  • What you need to understand is that it is a semantic datastructure, which means that one meaning = one unique object.

  • So if you tag this meaning as a need or something you can do, it is automatically connected to everyone who has used this meaning.

  • So forget administrations, papers, and imagine that the entire system is a game.A mix of Risk, monopoly, Civilisation, X3, the sims, sim city...

  • I'd be happy to help you in the process, any feedback is more than welcome.Understand that this is just the bones of the system, and we need everyone to bring a nervous system, flesh and blood to it.

  • This is an adventure we invite you to join.If this works, it will be the most amazing reality ever, and will last for ever.If it doesn't, you will just have learnt an enormous amount of useful stuff.

  • Also, semantics are the future of web.You want to build your future ?This is an opportunity.

  • As you can see, there is room for many more players :

  • What is the Price, the Goal, the End, the Check, the Profit ?Yours, Mine, Everyone's, Everything's...

Shall the Semantic Bells Ring for Eternity.

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