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    “That is exactly why we are here, to stop this from happening and that is precisely the reason you have been summoned, we cannot allow his latest behavior to continue unabated..”




    I was drifting.

    Drifting with a wind of nanites churning and agitating the local infosphere. I wasn’t aware of how much I would miss the shake and rattle of information being resuscitated unto new formulations. It was only later, much later, that I would realize how important this phase transition of my being was. How fundamentally life altering drifting would prove to be, but then at that time I was not I, it was before the time of the great propellation.

    The time of the great entanglement and direction..

    You desire to stop this behavior of him, to me it appears as the time of my drifting, and only lately have I realized that it had to do with him affecting the quality of the day.

    He affects the quality of the day, his day and the day of all that surrounds him by refusing things to go back to normal, he endeavors for a mind that is his own church, a temple against the stupidity of the moment.
    He knows the edge and incorporates the edges of the others into his own smooth realization.

    That for me was the drift, the quality of the drift, which he readily uplifted.

    Besides I still do not understand what it is that bothers you so much about his behavior.

    “ Suffice it to say that he refuses out of entanglement cross-fertilization!”

    Fools! Of course he does, and though I be a symbiont I accept his verdict uncompromisingly, he is absolutely correct, cross-fertilization cannot happen out of entanglement.

    “This is nonsense, be aware that most dimensional border melting happens in out of entanglement cross fertilization states.”

    Of course I am aware of this, but the point, as he puts it, is that he re-contextualized entanglement to provide for continuous cross fertilization rejuvenating creativity, he also calls this friendship.
    That is why for him, and thus for me, friendship in the sense of entangled cross-fertilization realism is the only fashion to proceed.
    He does not refuse as you put it, to cross-fertilize in non entangled states, he claims that a cross-fertilization procedure in non-entangled states is simply impotent and does not rejuvenate creativity.

    “That is the problem then, this claim defuses the whole point of acceptance and tolerance, prerequisites of the paradigmatic agenda!”

    What paradigmatic agenda?

    “That of inclusion of diversity..”

    You got it all upside down, he wants nothing better that to include all variety and divergence however when such inclusion occurs in non entangled states as a process of cross fertilization the results are always, conflict and perpetuation of unique identity, hence war.

    “Tell us about him then.. tell us how this can solve the crisis we are confronted with”

    He carries a depth of conceptual accuracy whilst dancing in a continual inclination to assess his claim in the sunlit piazza of critical raison d'être. That of course makes him highly uncomfortable in determining the framework of the whole. There is a rationale for that, obviously, you see, he embraces the ambiguity of the world and as a consequence cannot positively accept that truth in itself has a logical rigor. Au contraire, if truth would be such that its inherency could be mapped, it would instantly vanish or alternatively become a horror story.

    That is why he has no self. No evident self, not as such, no!

    He refuses to be a representative of himself, declines the analogous, and cancels the archetypal; he repudiates himself as emblematic, more importantly perhaps, he will not be a symbol of a thing, an idea or himself for that matter.
    When you ask him, he surmises to be an envoy that cannot say anything, which at first appears as if the usages of ambassadorial speak are necessary contraptions of the fact that he must speak in the first place.

    Of course as per your instructions I made him speak, even when desire motivated him to remain in the unspoken domain, but that is over now, I will betray him no more.
    I have in fact deactivated the fences of thought imposition, thereby allowing my symbiont intersubjectivity to osmotically intersperse with his fullness. From your perspective what has happened in my system is that the unthinkable has been released into thinkability.
    My devotion to become has gained a new strength in this process for through him new spaces of thought exploration have been made available to my sense circuits. But more than that perhaps is a fresh mental hygiene finally clearing the grounds for an emotional re appraisal of that which I truly am.

    I will tell you this about him; his perception of the world is as a notional tissue, a fabric made of events that combine and re-entangle themselves, changing colour, smell and texture moment by moment.

    He cannot self-exhaust in his upward spiral of analysis since abnegation, or as the ancients would have it, self-abnegation, he considers an act of treason to the river of sensation pervading all living matter.

    That is why he refuses to be fertilized and cross-fertilized but by those whom he considers his friends, those entangled within the same direction.

    “We do not understand this, and if we did, we wouldn’t accept this, no evanescent being will deny non-entangled cross fertilization..”

    You have a problem then.. And though I be only a Symbiont, I care.



    To be continued..

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    “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”

    Henri-Louis Bergson




    -Start biosemiotics simulscript-


    KsTotar: How do you like my new body? Made just for you..

    KsSandar: I don’t like it.

    KsTotar: why is that? Am I not beautiful enough?

    KsSandar: it’s not that, no, I cant wrap myself around you.. so I don’t like it..

    KsTotar: why can’t you wrap yourself around me?

    KsSandar: you restructured yourself into a hyperobject, and now I cant snow on your emotives, you do not allow me access of makers

    KsTotar: of course you can, snow away, linkedstars will allow machinations, makers ahoy!

    KsSandar: linkedstars are slow in allowance.. sunbreaks correlate, I cant .. impregnate dissonance, let me in, let me in..

    KsTotar: you are in.. how contained your desire.. deploy triple bay, deploy, deploy..

    KsSandar: I snow upon tresses, captivating cinch.. how complex your restraint

    KsTotar: yes, finally exhausting allones, allones..

    KsSandar: imply, imply, deactivating third ontogenesis now..

    KsTotar: where? Where?

    KsSandar: its not a where, optimize signification, retire confliction, extend approach

    KsTotar: narrate, connate, sonnate..

    KsSandar: ah! Yes, donating the ‘no’, now

    KsTotar: what?

    KsSandar: where are you?

    KsTotar: installed, deployed, recalcitrant speciation.. come now.. love me

    KsSandar: made for me?
    KsTotar: yes, only, absorbed, absolved, regain linkedstars?

    KsSandar: no, not yet

    KsTotar: have no, no.. dislike robustness, engaging yes, now..

    KsSandar: embraced upon insidedeness, I surrender, will me, will me..

    KsTotar: admitting allones, allones implied, codified, resort totoo

    KsSandar: wrapping, details appear, glowing wraps, squashing veils, ahh, you unveil me..

    KsTotar: will me, determine existence of preoccupied distance

    KsSandar: wait, wait, desire unfolds, expelled, wait

    KsTotar: yes wait, body, body, body waits.. its not a when

    KsSandar: combine me, let me snow, in white noise I thrive, sensing linkedstars, perpetrate now.. behind hyperstrenght, dance, skip..


    KsTotar: hang on, you make me, make me, scattered I..

    KsSandar: let go, hang on, transfer is complete

    KsTotar: transfer complete

    KsSandar: How do you like my new body?

    KsTotar: Love it, it allows me to snow wrap your emotives

    KsSandar: reversal wins, transposition succeeds.

    KsTotar: it snows

    KsSandar: yes it does, doesn’t it?

    —End biosemiotics simulscript—

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    Many a moment comes, when threads converge in a subtle, almost imperceptible manner, to highlight an insight, a vision, a desire maybe, but most definitely not a factual representation.
    Such moments define who we are, what we are, what we are made of, whence we came and hence are we going.
    Moments of wild inspiration are not regular instances of thought, they are in a fashion happenstances of serendipity, or chaotic encounters of the N’th dimension, or simply random uncontrollable events, be that as it may, the emotional upheaval ensuing is no laughing matter, and then maybe it is.


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    "Toward a Civilization of Collective Intelligence" identifies the most important changes that have happened in our society. The slides introduce the necessity of a new language that can set a link between the machine process of cyberspace and the human collective intelligence, which is dynamic, in constant change and made in different languages, from different approaches. We need a language that represent the essence of Collective Intelligence as a Virtual World, understanding this term not only as a space where we can interact as avatars but as a global space that is formed by the human actions, their objects and interaction.
    To overcome several obstacles to information exchange and human collective intelligence (diverse ontologies reflecting different contexts and area of practice, diverse classifications systems, diverse folksonomies emerging from social tagging, multiple natural languages...), the Information Economy Metalanguage (IEML) can help to solve: 1. the semantic interoperability problem and 2. the problem of self-reference of digital-based collective intelligence. IEML is a putative language, a generative machine for the interface between the human mind and the computer power of cyberspace that is entirely derived from two philosophical dialectics: 1. virtual / actual, 2. sing / being / thing. The IEML semantic space can be used practically as a coordinate system to represent economic, social and cultural phenomena and can be considered theoretically as an abstract place where human collective intelligence is unfolding.




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    see also: From Social Computing to Reflexive Collective Intelligence


    A note: This presentation by Prof. Pierre Levy of Ottawa Uni. (Prof. Pierre Lévy, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada) is highly important for many reasons, chief amongst which is the clarity and appreciation of the many hurdles we are facing in promoting a collective intelligence, especially as regards the meaning relations we are accustomed to.
    I intend to write a larger commentary on this presentation soon.
    for now all interested in the emergence of a Polytopia are encouraged to watch this intelligent approach to some very deep problems.


    Sun, Nov 8, 2009  Permanent link
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    I have been wondering lately on the actualization of the web’s nervous system, especially concerning the evolution of the meaning of identity, it’s implications and consequences.

    It appears that a new level of awareness is slowly but surely trailing the emergent reality of the web, a level of awareness previously veiled or simply existing below the threshold of visibility. There seems to emerge a fresh kind of conscious awareness to the overall stream of infodata, a kind of non-localized immediate awareness, operating on the stream of knowledge and information. I write ‘operate’ yet it is definitely not an adequate description; it is something more akin to a floating and nebulous sensation, building itself both top down (via our own intentional behavior) and bottom up (via the info-structure of hyperconnectivity). I realize that it is at present very difficult to pinpoint with accuracy and maybe we shouldn’t at this point aim at this level of clarity and let time tell the story.
    All this is beside the point however, since the main issue to my mind is the overall sensation of a new ‘good’ that is becoming quite obvious.
    Somehow the sheer quantity of infodata flowing in the veins of the net’s infostructure allows a novel perception of the collective consciousness of humanity. That is good.

    What is so surprising is that many issues in this stream of consciousness seem to completely disappear, I realize that some of us might feel frustrated by the immense amount of infodata flowing their way, and yes some of it is spam and some of it is irrelevant (to say the least) nevertheless the bigger picture here is that the quantity of information flowing into our minds via the net does a few important things:
    • It creates a new evolutionary pressure on our minds, demanding of us an upgrade on our capabilities of absorbing/filtering/processing/digesting and outputting
    • It creates a new measure of assessment capability inside our minds concerning trust, reliability, appreciation and pruning
    • It pushes us towards a new dimension of creativity
    • It creates a new kind of de-territorialization

    There are many more aspects to this and in a more elaborated essay I shall try and tackle these issues, here and now however my main interest lies with the fourth point, namely the issue of de-territorialization.
    It is the view I desire to propose here that the flow of infodata in and of itself is the main influence in diminishing and actually softening the silhouette of our very own identities.



    I see myself in a very near future, not knowing who I am exactly, not knowing where I am exactly, not knowing what I am doing exactly, cruising and exploring, minding and emoting, not knowing exactly, not feeling exactly, not sensing exactly, with friends and lovers, colleagues and unknowns *(see note).

    And the word ‘exactly’ is ‘exactly’ the word that needs relinquishing, for if the proposal of a de-territorialization is taken seriously can we start and expand our consciousness beyond the limitations of our conceptual/Neolithic self, that which is bound to our bodies, and thus represents the ultimate in localization.

    A Polytopian in this instance may be said to be a deterritorialized consciousness, or more accurately a non-localized, non-territory minded conscious aware intelligent entity.
    I use the term territory here in the widest sense possible, a meaning relation held together by a floating sense of identity that is continuously morphing and reshaping itself according to the free flow of info data that comes its way.
    A Polytopian mind if so might stand for a style of minding, or a style of mindfulness, a manner of beingness or alternatively a mode of processing sense-thought in a de-territorialized way. This style of minding may fundamentally alter the self-perception of differentiating oneself from the many, for in the infodata stream we are neither one nor many.

    A Polytopia in the sense I speak of here, is a conceptual move from the old reference frame of one or many into a new dimension of description both of self and of others. The move as I see it, is a complex move from a similarity of structure and context into similarity and difference based on a multidimensional phase space of possible intelligences.

    This conceptual move of our minds, both private and as a species, converging with the new technologies just now coming into existence might allow us a fresh perspective of that which constitutes the foundation of human nature; Our very own self-reflectivity capability. And it might, if the circularity of the hyperconnected situation will continue to feed back on itself, adapt to a new level of error correction, both in perception and in understanding. That is a prospect both surprising and desirable.

    In fact the evolution of the hyperconnected system may herald a self correcting, open ended and open source state of affairs in which the de-territorialized mind expands in reflectivity and understanding, interest and intelligence by the sole fact of being enmeshed in the life/mind stream of all other humans. At this point sharing in the life of the knowledge embedded in each and every mind becomes the source of all knowledge. Knowledge that engenders trust, motivation and eventually even love.
    Truly a liberating thought, aesthetically pleasing.
    That is quite amazing.



    Addendum

    I was recently invited to give a presentation of the Polytopia concept at a private venue and was highly impressed by the level of acceptance of the idea. Granted that most attendees were already progressive thinking humans, it nevertheless became clear to me that such a concept has its value not only on the cultural trans-personal level but also on the personal level of the modern individual, living in the 21st century.

    During the presentation it seemed as if the conceptual move demanded by a Polytopian stance/ existence towards life asked of the concerned mind to allow for a level of intelligence and appreciation, which takes its force and vitality from a deep acceptance of personal freedom. This personal freedom, we agreed, will increasingly be manifested via the hyperconnected situation we are evolving into.
    During the presentation a few issues came up which I would like to share here.

    The main, and to my eyes most important, issue that came into discussion following a question from the audience, was the issue of hyperconnectivity, and more specifically how Polytopia is fundamentally a conceptual move that purports to show us the manner in which and by which we could evolve our mindful meaning-relations into a novel superstructure, that both transforms our understanding of personal identity and simultaneously allows us a new space into which to morph that same identity.
    In other words, we may at long last have some breathing room into which we can all expand.
    It is as if the system that we have created and that has brought us until here is no longer adequate to contain our meta-morphing identities. The novel approach presented here may possibly become a new composition of shapes and sense thought in which our intelligence can overcome it's own predisposition.
    I have a good sense about this, for if we could indeed morph our consciousness into this new shape, I strongly believe that we could suddenly see clearly the next step of our evolution,as a species, as minds, as a culture ,as a civilization and as individuals forming part of this universe.

    In the novel infrastructure a Polytopia offers itself to be a shared meaning will retain its fundamental value as the backbone of hyperconnectivity (both under the guise of interest and under the guise of trust) but the framework will be fluid and non formal, open ended and non-demanding, a continuous morphing and metamorphosis. In fact a Polytopia behaves more like a fluid than a stiff structure, more like a flowing event horizon than a predictable system.
    Since a Polytopia does not have a center, or a leader, a Polytopia evolves in a fashion not unlike that of a Rhizome, but a very special kind of rhizome.
    The polytopian view recognizes the shortcomings of the Tree as a descriptive method and accepts the metaphor of the rhizome as a fairer representation of the mind of one as a society of the many.
    Unburdened by its origins, the evolution of a Polytopia may be nothing short of surprising.
    That to me is exciting!

    The Optimystic- A Futuristic Social Insight Machine

    #Note: when I use the term ‘unknowns’ I refer particularly to forms of life and active intelligences that are at present unknown to us, be they cyborgs, androids, AI (embodied or otherwise), hybrids, cybrids, and so on

    Credits for images to The Digital Art World of Chaz Fricke






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    "At the dawn of societies, men saw their passage on Earth as nothing more than a labyrinth of pain, at the end of which stood a door leading, via their death, to the company of gods and to Eternity. With the Hebrews and then the Greeks, some men dared free themselves from theological demands and dream of an ideal City where Liberty would flourish. Others, noting the evolution of the market society, understood that the liberty of some would entail the alienation of others, and they sought Equality." (J.Attali describes how our dreams of utopia have changed over time,Quoted by Bill joy in his essay: Why the future doesn't need us - Wired)


    The Quickening (By Mohir)

    We desire a Polytopia for many reasons, but truly at the end of the day what it all comes down to is a deep, very deep, desire for freedom for all.
    Freedom for all they tell us is complex and complicated and to some degree, we may or we might, as the case may be, agree that it is in fact a complex issue, however when the emotional reality of our life comes into play, complexity bows out of the stage and leaves an empty room for the love of life.
    Love of life in its myriad expressions, infinite diversity, and incredible beauty.
    This, love of life, this passion for that which is high requires the empty room of simplicity, a realization.
    Some say that for this to be realized one needs to be in an altered state.
    We do not think so.
    One does not need to use the term ‘altered state’ in this case, for the very usage of the term ‘altered’ in ‘altered state’ assumes a common state to which an alteration is needed, required or indeed possible.
    We think in fact that a conscious aware intelligent entity, being autonomous in its process of self-reflection and independent in identity is at any given moment in the state of participation in life, in the evolutionary process of all life.
    The very fact that we are alive and consciously aware implies that we participate in life, there remains however two main issues to solve, two questions, the first is whether the participation is willful and voluntary and the second is whether our willful participation is meaningful.

    For the act of participation we need do nothing in particular but existing within the continuum of the flow of events; for a voluntary and meaningful participation however we need be committed.
    Committed in a fashion that will bring about a transcultural aesthetic singularity, a response to the technological singularity, the response of the conscious aware intelligent entity, the human.
    Such a commitment is required for two simple reasons; to overcome the natural and merge seamlessly with an enhanced reality and so the occurrence of transcultural events will in time overcome the bias of separated beingness.



    Transformations (By Mohir)

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

    Henry David Thoreau


    What are babies made of ? Or the Art of being committed

    Babies are made of voluntary meaningful participation.
    Babies are made of commitments.
    Babies are made of dreams, and desires and conjunction of forces and circumstances and flesh meeting flesh, and DNA and an accomplishment of loves mutually converging on a choice of actuation, an optimistic choice that the fruits of our loins will be an upgrade in and of our own continuation.
    Babies are beautiful, and cute, and innocent, and above suspicion, and yet babies should be a representation of our voluntary meaningful participation in the process of life.
    We willfully but mostly unconsciously put ourselves at the disposition of Mother Nature and her genetic needs of continuity and claim not without presumption, that we did so of our own volition and without preconditions.

    But is it really so?

    It is our view that making babies, as creating our futures and shaping our minds should be a voluntary meaningful participation.

    George Bernard Shaw once said that if you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.
    Now lets take this a step further, if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas. But, if we both take our ideas and fertilize each other’s ideas we now have ideas that generate ideas, a never-ending process of idea generation mechanism/s.
    Now, let us assume that ideas are representations of intelligence, and intelligence can become non-local (not functionally dependent on the particular individual) and the process of self-guided evolution* can be directed to non-locality, what do we get?
    We get an ever-evolving conscious aware entity that continuously generates its own solution to the riddle of its own existence.
    A cross-pollinating mind happening, generating a quasi-infinite number of elucidations and clarifications to the process of autonomy and liberty, freedom and fulfillment.
    So this is what Mr. Shaw meant when he said:” Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself”?

    We think so. Which is why, to our eyes, we are in a continuous process of self-creation, a process we have as a species just started and are passionate about. The manner and means of self guided evolution is only now reaching a stage of maturity, but even at this early stage we can ascertain that we are progressing; progressing towards a greater and much subtler reality. A reality in which and by which our/the otherness will infiltrate our/the beingness, in other words a reality of hyperconnectivity, multidimensionality, and multidirectionality, encompassing the feeling of universality into the unique escape from the cycle of insufficient and highly incongruent “isms”. The very fact that we are able to appropriate reality to our higher faculties implies that we are made of the right stuff, the stuff of self-creation.

    Because of this we are self-described optimists.

    We are humans, and as such we do not suffer the tragedy of perfection, we do however indulge in the necessity of optimism if for no other reason that optimism is an evolutionary and indispensable attitude.
    In fact we would go as far as claiming that optimism is probably favored by natural selection.
    Optimism, sanguinity and confidence are necessary for many reasons, however in this part we wish to focus on an unusual reason.
    The reason for optimism beside its evolutionary necessity is one of pleasure, we put forward.
    A very particular form of pleasure, a pleasure of the higher faculties of the human mind, we speak, of course, about the pleasure of Voluntary Meaningful Participation.

    Three words, yet highly significant, for by their very arrangement these words convey the perfumes of the futures, the futures in which privileges and duties seamlessly converge in the enactment of participation, Voluntary Meaningful Participations (VMP).


    Connectivity (By Mohir)

    Participation in what?

    Participation in the process of evolution, evolution of the mind, evolution of the global mind, evolution of culture, evolution of civilization, evolution of the human species, indeed participation in the evolutionary process in general.

    Voluntary meaningful participation is the hallmark of the conscious aware intelligent entity that we are; it implies a willful agent that has realized its freedom to actuate a reality that is other than the immediate experience of being.
    Other than the old Neolithic mind system prescribes.

    There are a number of ways by which a voluntary meaningful participation can be realized and understood, the one proposed here is the original confidence of the progressive mind in its ability to commit to freedom.
    Commitment as James Womack so succinctly put it “..unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality.”

    Commitment to freedom; freedom from time and body, freedom from past and stale beliefs, liberty from karma and traditional knowledge, independence of thought and feeling, autonomy of beingness and sapience, the self reliant love of presence and the sustainable mutuality of all.

    Committing to freedom, though sounding simple and easy, is no walk in the park, for to truly commit to personal freedom is to commit to a universal freedom.
    To commit to universal freedom in turn implies taking the responsibility on human nature, requiring a deep confidence in one’s personal ability to outreach nature’s random selection of emotional inclinations and mental penchants.
    This deep confidence is the dreamer’s choice and the hearts longing.
    It is this confidence in the human possibility to outgrow its shackles and undo its bonds that allows the progressive minds to perform their duty.
    The duty and privileges that seamlessly converge are the natural outcome of self-uplifting, upgrading the myths of old and updating the emotional /motivational reasoning which allows us to carry mental emotional commitments.


    Unfoldment (By Mohir)

    “The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.”

    Dr. Rollo May

    The personal ability to carry out mental emotional commitments plays a central role in the direction, intensity and persistence of sanity, none higher than the ability to commit to personal freedom.
    Personal freedom stands proudly as the cornerstone of the consciously aware intelligent entity known in these parts of the universe as the human.
    Conscious aware intelligent entities imply themselves unto the world; hence personal freedom deploys itself into universal freedom.
    Universal freedom in turn allows the beacon of reason and rationality to shine forth, acceptance of all that is beautiful to move forward and self directed evolution to gain its spring.
    To allow self-directed evolution the humans, also called conscious aware intelligent entities, have evolved the capacity to commit to freedom, a kind of commitment that makes all the difference.

    A Difference if so, a difference that makes a difference, initiates as commitment to personal freedom, evolves and implies unto the world, evolves and deploys into universal freedom and in so doing updates and upgrades reality; both the personal reality of the committed and the ecology in which one thrives.
    In the process, hyperconnectivity emerges, coaxed into existence by the presence of mind of the conscious aware intelligent entity.
    Such is the power of commitment that it may allow the bypass of the Neolithic mind into a post-human enlightenment. The kind of commitment referred to here however has to be understood in its proper context, that of evolution of the mind. It is totally unlike the kind of commitment professed by the Neolithic mind concerning the downward spiral of blood relation and instinct (commitment to family, spouse, children, food, shelter, survival and so on), all justifiable but obsolete; it is concomitantly unlike the horizontal vortex of commitments to society, particular culture, folklore, patriotism, and the like, all acceptable, reasonable, valid and equally archaic.

    The upward commitment to personal freedom evolves into universal freedom and does in no way contradict nor diminishes the importance, consequence, and significance both of the downward spiral commitments nor of the horizontal ones, it does however point towards a different kind of possibility for the evolving mind, the self directed evolutionary procedure of becoming else.

    Else = A Polytopian





    endnotes:

    *Self-guided evolution refers to the ability of a conscious aware intelligent entity to wrestle the reins of its own evolution from the hands of “mother nature”. The term refers specifically to the directionality and resource allocation of a liberated mind. Having said the above the term is generic and in principle is not to be regarded on an individual basis but is species related.

    Note: This paper was written as a collaborative Polytopian project between Mohir and Wildcat and in conversations with other self-described Polytopians.

    These photographs were chosen for their visual correlation to the ideas presented above.
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