Monday, November 13, 2017

Indoor Farming May Be Able To Make A Big Difference For A Bunch Of Reasons

From my perspective, of course, the one nice thing about looking at various approaches to indoor farming, is that it gives communities, who want to be as self sufficient as they can be, have confidence that, no matter the regional environmental specifics, truly amazing things might be possible for these same communities to feed themselves almost exclusively.

That is, however, if we can make the investments in effort to bring these things into existence (and for the greater good, as opposed to singular profit) without regard to abstractions like money. If it is for us, maintained by us, in a way that blends practicality with fairness, it will make all the sense it needs to make.

Could indoor farming help address food shortages?







Saturday, November 11, 2017

In My Opinion, Very Desperate People, Who Are Convinced Of Course That They Do Not Matter Anymore...

...Have found a way to matter; about as inappropriately as it gets, certainly, but still... It puts them out there where all of us have to pay attention.

Equally unfortunately is the considerable probability that the competition is on now for the bigger, and better, body count. You hate yourself as much as you hate everybody else for letting you get this way (you are quite deluded at this point, so your own shortcomings, though always a considerable part of your self hatred, never really get properly connected to your own share of the bad cause and effect you've been subject to) and you want to die anyway, so why not do it with the ultimate middle finger of revenge served cold.

What are we to do?

I can tell you this. What we are doing now is only making things infinitely worse. And a big part of the problem is that we are all so disconnected from each other in our respective communities. Because we have this sense of organizational modality that says that dealing with any problem is simply paying to have somebody else take care of it for you. This does at least two very destructing things: 1. Taking care of the human problems in our own communities becomes a matter mostly of cost. And 2. It destroys any sense that we should connect as a community so that we can identify, and deal with things directly.

I also feel very strongly about this: If our jobs were the running of our own communities, making the effort to share the load across the spectrum of what has to be done each day (as we rotate through our selected list of tasks we do for however many weeks each month as citizens), we would be made more aware of desperate people before things had to get as crazy as they are now. And precisely because each community would need all of its citizens performing to the very best they are capable of performing, we would be naturally incentivized to make whatever practical/creative solutions are imaginations can come up with.

Setting this up, certainly, will not be easy. Even just adjusting to it for all of us used to the old way, will not be easy. The bottom line there, however, is that it is just too frigging bad. Again, in my opinion, if you want the species to survive, not to mention the planet itself, as well as as much of the current biodiversity that we can possibly save, then this is the only way we will be able to do the sort of pivot every new sentient species must make, if it is to survive. The pivot that turns them away from the only economics of evolutionary survival, to the new path of finding ever more meaning, a structure; all done living with the tension of balancing being both thoughtful, and loving.

Just think of this as another reminder of life trying to tell us "Change or die."


WE NEED A VACCINE


If it seems like the shootings are becoming more frequent, it might be because mass murder can catch on like an epidemic.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

Of Course We're Going To Need To Get Off Of the Planet

I just think a timetable for this measured in many hundreds of years misses the mark by quite a bit. Assuming, of course, that surviving as a species is a priority.

And make no mistake. We could start doing it within one century if we weren't burdened with an absolutely obsolete economic system. And in fact we must do it within that time period if we're to avoid making the mistake I think many emerging new sentient species make in trying to pivot from their primitive beginnings, as a result of evolution, to a new path of expansion to the stars: namely that they cannot get past the old economics of scarcity that becomes a heavy burden of social, and institutional, inertia left in place in their rise from tribal ignorance and fear based modes of understanding the world around them.

This is where we are now and we are faced with the need to change not only very rapidly, but also so profoundly, so as to counter these great forces that would resist taking a new direction; which certainly takes time because so much new infrastructure is needed to make this tremendous new step; infrastructure that has very significant lead times to put into place. A daunting task to be sure even in the best of times, but one that cannot be shirked simply because of the difficulty.

I'd like to think that the biggest impediment to seeing this as something we could accomplish within the next hundred years is in fact Capitalism itself, along with all of the inherent assumptions it brings along with it as to what is, or is not possible, and why. And if you were also able to put into place a new way of doing things that would expand our possibilities, in ways limited only by our imaginations, you would be well on your way already. But that is the first, big step, we seem so reluctant to make. A step that could be overcome simply by realizing that we have no other viable choice at all. Again, not if survival of our species is priority. And it all comes down to individual choices made by people like you dear reader. Will you just continue to wring your hands, complain, but do nothing? I certainly hope not.

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years



Monday, November 6, 2017

In Cosmolosophy there is no problem here for it seeks to work the balance between process and object, seeing both as equally fundamental. Just as it seeks the balance between being and becoming; between the one, and the many; as well as between mind, and the elemental embrace (or love if you like).
In Cosmolosophy it is the process of interplay between mind, and the need to come together and exchange, that is the true divinity, for it expresses the never ending quest for meaning, and the basis upon which the next choice must be made, so that, ultimately, complex structure will continue to create ever more complex structure.

Which is more fundamental: processes or things?









Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just As Cosmolosophy Indicates With A New Meaning Space Just For All Of Biological Life

As opposed to Mind Meaning, and merely Physical Meaning, Space.

Trees may not have giga wiggles in them, but you can just bet that they spread the way to rub meaningfully around like nobody's business. And it is just as amazing to feel as it is to realize that there are important truths to be found here.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES


Humans have long recognized the song of trees. One biologist argues that listening to forests again can spark a new ecological consciousness, naturally.







Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Have A Hypothesis About Psychotropic Drugs

This stems from personal experience with LSD, Mescaline, and Psilocybin Mushrooms, as well as a few others I remember only by street names (like "Blue Meanies"), back in the mid to late seventies.

I hasten to add that I did this because I had already spent some time studying the literature both about, LSD (how it was discovered, and how it got introduced, and unfortunately popularized), meditation, mystic exploration, and various tribal traditions with things like Mescaline and the shrooms. I was looking specifically you see for a particular experience. I wanted to see just what it was like to actually let go of all sense of one's self so that you could experience everything that impinges upon us without any filtering. And I was in fact able to do this.

It is my belief that something important can happen when one does this letting go, and then successful reintegration with one's former self, but also now, with a better take on things in the new "here and now." Even more to the point, I think this letting go, and reformation process, might actually be an overall cognitive improver, just of itself. It is my belief, in fact, that this was the very thing made it possible for me to be a systems analyst to the degree that I was able to do so (never intending to get into that either, I should add, only that it started out as being part of doing due diligence in being a student of Marshall McLuhan).

I can only hope that a great deal more research is undertaken into all aspects of what might be beneficial with drugs like LSD. I would also like to point out that I wouldn't mind participating in continuing work either. Just sayin (I can't, and won't travel, unfortunately, but I hear there's a lot you can do remotely as far as physiological data collection is concerned).

How does LSD induce short-term psychosis but long-term optimism?






Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Maybe This Is Where We Put Gateway City

As I have already posted, we need to have a "Gateway City," and because it both needs to be big, as well as something we can reflect sunlight into, I thought doing so as an immense, circular shaft, into the moon, would be a good way to go about it. Looks like happenstance has already done a lot of the digging for us. Now all we need do is build my "Suspended, Underwater, Mass Driver, Launch Tunnel," and will have the logistics capabilities we'll need to get this up and running as it should be.

This Gigantic Lava Tube Could Be Home for Moon Colonists