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Nope, I'm Not a Bot Pushing Leftist BS - Trying to Create a "V-Book"

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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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So I disappear and reappear, sometimes post like crazy (usually on a theme), then disappear again. It's not because I'm promoting some leftist agenda, or that I'm a bot. Excepting for dealing with crashing computers, it's 'cuz I keep going back to my pet project - what I call a "V-Book" - a multi-media work that goes beyond 'graphic novel' to integrate video, audio and text.

It's sci-fi futurist apocalyptic fare, set after automation puts most people out of work.

Here's the kicker: I have to keep backing up the timeline 'cuz every time I 'refresh' my research, things have barrelled ahead in RL. Last time I tweaked it, I changed the key date from 2045 to 2030. Now, I'm thinking 2025 is more right. Almost everything I predicted to happen (later) has already happened, or is about to.

So - I come here to vent, rant, get others' perspectives on key issues for my book. And because I think said issues are important to the world.

But at the rate things are changing, my future projections will be out of date before I even finish writing the damned thing.


Thanks for listening,
sofi






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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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It's sci-fi futurist apocalyptic fare, set after automation puts most people out of work.



LOL Well that explains a lot


Sounds very interesting. I hope you finish it soon. I would love to check it out.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

I was listening to a program as i mentioned in a thread yesterday, and a major player in the workforce plans to down grade their man power by 3/4 in exchange for robotics. They want this to happen by 2020! literally right around the corner.
But really, who knows if most companies will follow this forecast.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

You know art can be a comment on current development too. We live in sci-fi times, isn't that exciting? Also sounds like you're experimental with the presentation, I would love to see, hear it.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom
a reply to: Macenroe82

Something changed, and pushed the timetable way up. Like I said, "Almost everything I predicted to happen (later) has already happened, or is about to."




...a major player in the workforce plans to down grade their man power by 3/4 in exchange for robotics. They want this to happen by 2020! literally right around the corner.
But really, who knows if most companies will follow this forecast.



Other companies will have to go robotic too, just to stay competitive. Else they'll go bankrupt. ...So it starts.








posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

Ummm...Bumping...

I've got a lot of interest in what your calling a V-book...
I've been thinking along those lines myself...I've started formatting...but that's as far as I've progressed...

I wish you all the best...when your ready to publish...let me know...I'll definitely buy...




YouSir



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: soficrow

You know art can be a comment on current development too. We live in sci-fi times, isn't that exciting? Also sounds like you're experimental with the presentation, I would love to see, hear it.


We live in sci-fi times. True that! ...imho, good fiction is always a comment on current times. But my chosen schtick is populist scenario development. lol. Just have to make it work.


PS. THANK YOU!





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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: soficrow

I've got a lot of interest in what your calling a V-book...
I've been thinking along those lines myself...I've started formatting...but that's as far as I've progressed...



I confess I'm cheating - got an iMac for Christmas a few years ago - the "rich text" app on textedit made it an obvious no-brainer. ...Used mainly for business methinks, so one problem is how and where to market such a creation.




I wish you all the best...when your ready to publish...let me know...I'll definitely buy...


YouSir


THANKS! - and I will hold you to it!




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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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It sounds like a really interesting project.
Do you have a web site for it?



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Mandy555
It sounds like a really interesting project.
Do you have a web site for it?



No. It's too soon for me to be even talking about it really. ...Just got PO'd with some cracks and allegations on other threads, thought I might want to explain myself.

and thanks.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: soficrow

originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: soficrow

I've got a lot of interest in what your calling a V-book...
I've been thinking along those lines myself...I've started formatting...but that's as far as I've progressed...



how and where to market such a creation.




Ummm...Smashwords might be one way to go...

If you go that route...let me know how the experience treated you...







YouSir



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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Oh. thanks for linking me here from that other thread. My take on this one is that the seeds of destruction are planted in the environment, toxins are killing us softly, automation to feed all these people wont be necessary in a few (insert date here).

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." --Yoda, from Empire Strikes Back

Don't envy you trying to decide the time frame for your story. Many movies have turned out prophetic in some ways over the decades. I don't think any of them are all encompassing. Don't hang up on that detail, focus on the automation, thats your theme.

Many great films didn't place a specific frame, just 'the future'.

Metropolis, the original Roller Ball, Soylent Green are a few examples.
Im, if you place a specific date then your story becomes inaccurate after the date passes.

You're not a prophet, don't presume it.

.o2



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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Thanks. Did a quick scan, doesn't look like smashwords can handle multi-media.

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posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: soficrow

Oh. thanks for linking me here from that other thread. My take on this one is that the seeds of destruction are planted in the environment, toxins are killing us softly, automation to feed all these people wont be necessary in a few (insert date here).

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." --Yoda, from Empire Strikes Back

Don't envy you trying to decide the time frame for your story. Many movies have turned out prophetic in some ways over the decades. I don't think any of them are all encompassing. Don't hang up on that detail, focus on the automation, thats your theme.

Many great films didn't place a specific frame, just 'the future'.

Metropolis, the original Roller Ball, Soylent Green are a few examples.
Im, if you place a specific date then your story becomes inaccurate after the date passes.

You're not a prophet, don't presume it.

.o2



Thanks. Good advice, nicely presented. ...Problem: Several events require dates, and a birthday is key - need a device to fudge the years. Can't go with galactic year x.

PS. I am a prophet.


PPS. The theme is not automation and the effects thereof - that's just the back story. But your advice is still good and pertinent - I do tend to go OCD on extraneous details. Often works for me, but I still need that focus leash thingie.





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posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 06:41 AM
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PS. I am a prophet.


Bite your keyboard. No such thing. More accurate term is visionary.

The "prophets" of antiquity saw visions, were 'seers', being shown the future. Apocrypha means to be revealed, why the strange symbolic nature of many "prophecies", because the one being shown the future couldn't possibly understand what they were seeing (being shown).

For instance, the oracle of Delphi 'foresaw' people speaking over great distances with "speaking stones", could never have surmised what a cell phone was from her antiquated perspective.

Nor could Native American shamans realize the thunderbirds they witnessed in the deserts of the southwest were modern thunderbirds, (named after them).

Forgive the off topic ramblings...



posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 07:23 AM
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lol. I get your points, but - why can't I be both? A visionary AND a prophet?





PS. Yes, Yoda speaks truth, "Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." But I would also say our ability to see future possibilities is contingent on our proficiency in accessing memory, including ancient memory. Further, interpreting and understanding memory also is a skill. Interestingly, this is yet another area where scientific discoveries are leading to the validation of (yet another) ancient wisdom.



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posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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lol. I get your points, but - why can't I be both? A visionary AND a prophet?

True 'seers' (prophets) don't claim it, they are more humble than that.

They didn't know couldn't know if they were seeing correctly or not. What they were seeing didn't make any sense, but they wrote it down anyway.

How do you live thousands of years ago and describe modern warfare?




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posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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How do you live thousands of years ago and describe modern warfare?



Modern warfare is just mucking with physics and the physical realities of natural dynamics. Easily revealed by ancient memory, albeit many that predate 'life.'

...You do know we're composed of star stuff from the beginning of time, right? And hypothetically...


An interesting and related old work on memory is the "Ars Notoria."






posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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Matter that has been thru a stars lifetime and supernova does not retain any memory of past lives. Sub atomic particles and fusion of new matter would remove any past anything.

But I agree with a central upload somewhere that retains everything that ever happened down here. I think that occurs at the point of death, everything that our brain recorded as life experience is saved like a CCD security camera and DVR do in the digital world.



posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: soficrow

Matter that has been thru a stars lifetime and supernova does not retain any memory of past lives.



Of course not - they weren't 'alive.'




Sub atomic particles and fusion of new matter would remove any past anything.



Cells retain 'memories' of past states, seems I heard of something similar in the atomic or sub-atomic world. And isn't the whole idea of quantum computing based on the idea that quanta can store memory of a quantum state ...? Or is this another example of humans thinking that what they can do in the lab cannot possibly be achieved in the 'natural' world?




But I agree with a central upload somewhere that retains everything that ever happened down here. I think that occurs at the point of death, everything that our brain recorded as life experience is saved like a CCD security camera and DVR do in the digital world.



Of interest (quick and dirty, but has the gist).

1. Prions maintain long-term conscious memories.


Long-term Memories Are Maintained by Prion-like Proteins



2. Prions can be inherited, and not all prions cause disease.


Heritable yeast prions have a highly organized three-dimensional architecture with interfiber structures



An Evolutionarily Conserved Prion-like Element Converts Wild Fungi from Metabolic Specialists to Generalists




Many prions are responsible for preserving cellular and evolutionary memories but I'm out of time here!





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