compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
then WORK [y]our PLAN
For those who are familiar with my zaadz@gaia musings it will come as
no surprise that my own vision as a child was not too dissimilar to that
of Jaron Lanier himself - someone whom I quite definitely regard as an
whilst contemplating the very best way of utilising those technological
restrictions to further promote the artistic communications process - as
referred to it - which has been lent to me by Kate - and I have been struck
by its spiritual, moral and scientific juxtaposition to and support for certain
ideas that have been proposed by the Institute for Cultural Evolution in
its Draft Campaign Plan for Reducing Political Polarisation namely -
"the incentive which could involve actively championing the creative
individualism and meritocracy that have made America great, and
which remain critical for its future."
I found this to be particularly so in the context of Jaron Larnier's -
"belief that cybernetic totalism will ultimately be bad for spirituality, morality and business" and that "people have often respected bits too much, resulting in a creeping degradation of their own qualities as human beings" and his argument that -
when you deny the specialness of personhood,
you elicit confused, inferior results from people.
"By leaving people in poverty, at risk of their lives due to lack of basic living essentials, we have stepped across the boundary of civilization. We have conceded that these people do not matter, are not important. Allowing them to starve to death, freeze to death, die from deprivation, or simply shooting them, is in the end exactly the same thing. Inflicting or allowing poverty on a group of people or an entire country is a formula for disaster." - Jeff Mowatt
I would say that -
"THE machine is in 'deed' USING US more
than THE MACHINE IS a reflexion of US"
and that -
THE TIME is very definitely NOW for
us ALL to reflect on that statement
In the context of the undesirability of the technological restrictions that
have been "locked-in" to "the system" - as Jaron Lanier has described -
IT MUST be seen as a priority - that more attention and focus be directed
towards those whom I have referred to as the normal ones - when one
has spoken about since his involvement with The Arts Dyslexia Trust
event at the Mall Galleries in London.
AS the Institute for Cultural Evolution goes on to say in its draft report -
This could be promoted through the formation of a "President's Council on Meritocracy and Excellence," which could advise the government and act as a watchdog for Libertarian concerns. Most Libertarians value both freedom and responsibility for individual citizens. Yet individualism is often pitted against the social safety net as if the two were mutually exclusive. It is possible, however, to recognize the need for important social services and anti-poverty programs without losing sight of the need to limit the size of the Federal government.
My vote is that Jaron Lanier should be the ONLY one to be considered for the Chairmanship of that proposed -
"President's Council on Meritocracy and Excellence"
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