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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.
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    The present is a gift
    ... that we are wrapping in the real time web.


    There’s a new sense of Now emerging from the web
    and it’s starting to become more present
    than the here and now in front of us.

    The events in our lives only seem to come into full existence as we post them online. A moment that can’t be digitized and shared in one form or another is in danger of never happening.

    Our parents took photos to try to hold on to the past.
    We take photos to create the present.


    We point our mobile devices at the things and events in our lives not to remember them but to make them real. This concert, this forest, this meal with friends hasn’t really happened until it’s made its way online. The cutting edge of experience is shifting away from our senses, moving outside of our consciousness, and getting entangled in our electronic media.

    Now has become the moment
    when the fragments of our ‘real’ lives
    are released into the cloud.

    Now is now the ephemeral membrane
    between us and the network.

    “Google organized our memory. Real-time search organizes our consciousness.” - Edo Segal

    Thu, Feb 11, 2010  Permanent link
    Categories: real time web, presence
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    Gabriel Shalom     Fri, Feb 12, 2010  Permanent link
    shiftctrlesc     Fri, Feb 12, 2010  Permanent link
    "My life is an integrated circuit."
    ... a wonderful injection on a friday night.
    thanks gabriel.
    Gabriel Shalom     Sat, Feb 13, 2010  Permanent link
    Happily headmine! Those kids from Chicago have a nice take on it I think ;)
    Mariana Soffer     Thu, Mar 11, 2010  Permanent link
    Very nice post, Congrats!

    Since the new kind of being called "collective mind" should be taking care of it needs to be tought to practice meditation in order to be balanced, compassionate, and wise. But specially knowing to be where you are in the present time. Live your life in the present time.
    shiftctrlesc     Sun, Mar 14, 2010  Permanent link
    Thanks Mariana.

    There's a strange paradox in all of this ...
    The more time I spend at the computer
    the more connected I am to this new endless now
    but the more time I spend looking at a computer screen
    the more disconnected I feel from the now of meditation, yoga, drugs etc. ..

    Maybe the next generation of tangible interfaces and ambient information systems will help unite these two nows.
    Mariana Soffer     Sun, Mar 14, 2010  Permanent link
    I agree with what you say here, you have very interesting and thought provoking words. Last comment reminds me of the following: Twitter can help you stop interacting with other people and look like a popular person at the same time.
    I also checked your blog which I found really interesting, and saw very interesting posts you wrote regarding this subject like in this page.
    Gabriel Shalom     Mon, Mar 15, 2010  Permanent link
    This discussion of the now ties in well with a process I have been exploring lately which I like to call Immediated Autodocumentary.
     
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