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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    **I apologize for the audio quality as I captured it with my cell phone in the interest of time. Info below.**

    I am sure that we can all agree, there are some really great thought processes happening within Space Collective. Great minds are working together, traveling down paths of knowledge as one entity, working out the details of thought through the linear progression of time.

    The most common subjects of thought, through my findings, have been technology, enhancement, and singularity. For any of these thoughts or ideas to come to fruition, emergence is a necessity.

    The future that Space Collective forecasts is reliant on emergence. It will not be a future that is willed to happen, or intelligently designed. Our collective behavior, working toward our collective vision of the future, is not creating our future, but rather identifying what is actually emerging. That said, individuals can act as catalysts. We are in control of our time, and the more time that we put into this process of clearly identifying what is emerging, the easier it will be for Space Collective to communicate. The easier it is for Space Collective to communicate, the easier it will be for other people and collective minds to envision a similar future.

    The most influential emergent system on earth is our current economic system. There are few things on earth that it hasn't shaped, redefined, or taken control of. The mix of a profit based system with disregard for natural capital has proven to be extremely detrimental the natural environment and innovation. Both of these things are needed in order for the Space Collective's futuristic vision to exist.

    Why is there so little SC thought about this complex problem? A lot of the conversation seems to be under the assumption that this time the economic system won't win. That the emergence of the SC's future vision will be so strong that it will overcome the stronghold that the current system has.

    So, my question is, is there a consensus within Space Collective that painting a clear picture of the future will be enough to overcome this system?


    More (if interested):

    Are there conversations happening that are talking about the state of the internet?

    The existence of Space Collective is reliant on a heavy infrastructure that is controlled by the current economic system. How we can transcend that relationship to allow the Space Collective to be more robust?

    Are there any billionaire philanthropists in the Space Collective? :]


    Also:

    The reason for the audio accompaniment is to try to make the conversation digestible in different media. Ex., If you don't have time to read because you have to look at (design, etc) other things, hopefully you can still take part in the conversation by listening to the post. I will use a better recording device for my next post.





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