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    Religions as kindergartens for experimentation.
    Project: Polytopia

    With File Sharing is the New Meditation I had a fast little thought.

    Now someone has made a religion out of it.


    Why make a religion out of file-sharing? Why not just be an ordinary club without defining yourselves as being a religious community?
    Because we see ourselves as a religious group, a church seems like a good way of organising ourselves.

    As a secularist I feel like an alarmist on reading about the founding of a new religion. However, where is the hard evidence on an Intellectual Property (IP) free-for-all being a totally good thing? So why not make a neat new idea into a religion, after all it's a belief, it's not yet practiced certain knowledge, and perhaps the format of the religion in some societies is a safe way to package and test new ideas. Religions could be re-cycled as kindergartens for experimentation, rather than littering the world like the ruins of societies past.

    I think this is a good idea and worth exploring.

    There's no proof that free file-sharing is better than an IP based system but I like the idea, so let's form a religion of like-minded souls, a safe supportive place, and check the belief or hope out.

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    Kryptos, 2011 by Brigita Ozolins. Commissioned by David Walsh for MONA Berriedale, Tasmania

    Sat, Jan 7, 2012  Permanent link
    Categories: linkage ecology, epiphany
    Sent to project: Polytopia
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