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MY VERY OWN RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHANGING ...

THE WAY THINGS ARE dates back to well before the advent

of personal computers, let alone the design, manufacture

and launch of the original Apple 128K Macintosh, which

in combination with a Canon engined LaserWriter Printer

was destined to later establish the Desk Top Publishing era

as well as Hypecard, Hypertext  and the World Wide Web •

but in the context of Buckminster Fuller'statement...

Whether [IT] is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not [IT] qualifies for continuance in the Universe.”

...THE INTEGRITY of OUR ACTIONS will [BE] of paramount

IMPORTANCE to the future survival of life as we know [IT]

on Spaceship Earth !!!???

As the Telegraph Film Critic 
 has so accurately reported: "Tristan Harris, a former “design ethicist” at Google whose warnings fell on deaf ears, gets a lot of airtime. While everyone was busy tweaking layouts and colour schemes to hook us in, he was the only one daring to propose the opposite approach, to respect how much attention users should be paying to their phones all day. Everyone applauded his call-to-arms; no one did anything.

If Harris is this film’s designated poster-boy, the current arch-guru of tech critics in America remains Jaron Lanier, the computer scientist and author of the trenchant screed Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018). There, as here, he castigates the tech giants from a position of disappointment more than outrage – urging them to do better, and consumers to be aware how the dopamine hits delivered by likes, replies, and pinging notifications are capable of changing our attitudes to sell us things, not just wasting our time.

It’s still worth listening to what these two, and a handful of the other interviewees, have to say. Orlowski – who previously weighed in on climate change in Chasing Ice (2012) and Chasing Coral (2017) – has packaged it all in a way that’s lively enough. But here’s the problem. His film is a tail-chasing paradox – a catchy explainer whose very form seems nervously dictated by a short attention span. It’s right to say we should all be more critical as consumers. But it should have trusted us, as viewers, to behold the whole iceberg here, not just the tip."

IT WILL of course ULITIMATELY DEPEND on our ability to adopt some of the

YIN attitudes of EASTERN mysticism to experience the wholeness of nature 

and  "THE ART of LIVING with [IT] in4D HARMONY."

 

TIME [ME]thinks TO DO WHAT HAS TO [BE] DONE

   

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Comment by Michael Grove on February 2, 2021 at 7:48


I had so much [TIME] to spare, whilst studying for my GCE 'A' LEVELS  in PURE and APPLIED MATHS, PHYSICS and ART at Grammar School, that I learnt so much more about how everything was connected to everything else, as a result of having access to the most eclectic and comprehensively stocked modern Library that one could wish for, such that IDEAS• about how to take an actual Austin 7 to pieces and to find out how [IT] worked then re-build it and subsequently design a basic electronic calculator system to store the number of parts, by way of the actual construction of a valve driven electronic calculating machine - that was almost as tall as the Austin 7 • just flowed off the page so to speak, in concert with a broad range of other reading material including the Monthly edition of Design Magazine, following the launch of the Design Centre in Haymarket, London which we subsequently visited as Art Students.

Comment by Michael Grove on February 2, 2021 at 9:25



"We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness."

                                                                       Albert Einstein

The belief that everything in the universe is part of the same fundamental whole exists throughout many cultures and philosophical, religious, spiritual, and scientific traditions, as captured by the phrase 'all that is.' The Nobel winner Erwin Schrodinger once observed that quantum physics is compatible with the notion that there is indeed a basic oneness of the universe. Therefore, despite it seeming as though the world is full of many divisions, many people throughout the course of human history and even today truly believe that individual things are part of some fundamental entity.

Despite the prevalence of this belief, there has been a lack of a well validated measure in psychology that captures this belief. While certain measures of spirituality do exist, the belief in oneness questions are typically combined with other questions that assess other aspects of spirituality, such as meaning, purpose, sacredness, or having a relationship with God. What happens when we secularize the belief in oneness?



Comment by Michael Grove on February 2, 2021 at 9:30

"We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something
separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness."

                                                                        Albert Einstein

The belief that everything in the universe is part of the same fundamental whole exists throughout many cultures and philosophical, religious, spiritual, and scientific traditions, as captured by the phrase 'all that is.' The Nobel winner Erwin Schrodinger once observed that quantum physics is compatible with the notion that there is indeed a basic oneness of the universe. Therefore, despite it seeming as though the world is full of many divisions, many people throughout the course of human history and even today truly believe that individual things are part of some fundamental entity.

Despite the prevalence of this belief, there has been a lack of a well validated measure in psychology that captures this belief. While certain measures of spirituality do exist, the belief in oneness questions are typically combined with other questions that assess other aspects of spirituality, such as meaning, purpose, sacredness, or having a relationship with God.

What happens when we secularize the belief in oneness?



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