a reply to: SacredLore
You bet I'm idealistic. I'm of the mind that idealism is great to define actual goals to work towards. Once tempered with realism, we get actual solid
courses of action to pursue.
I don't really feel mocked though, by the world or otherwise. On my specific end, things are actually going quite well.
I like the story provided by philosophies like transurfing. I might have some pretty fundamental disagreements overall, but that's not relevant to my
appreciation. I look at individuals like Mercola quite similarly, even if they have little to offer to my particular set of circumstances.
Anyway, my approach is to bring an entire suite of technology to life that is based on re-imagining some pretty basic processes that most take for
granted in everyday life. Sure, there are some pretty bleeding edge, revolutionary aspects, but overall things are quite straightforward.
My philosophical approach is to combine old world cleverness and ingenuity with state of the art components, with the underlying theme of technology
and nature being complementary rather than competitive.
While not particularly relevant, what is
pertinent is the concept of not only allowing the userbase to hack and improve, but to encourage it
This enables a rate of progression that is simply impossible using methods exemplified by organizations like TTS. Contrary to their apparent process,
I think its important to get the technology itself into as many hands, and minds, as possible. I do not feel an individuals financial state to have
much, if any, bearing on ability to contribute meaningfully to advancement. I certainly don't believe that the only way for others "on the outside" to
contribute is solely financially either.
I feel that the results are self-evident, so my issue comes in much as I have already described (the whole poisoning the well scenario). Many are
already jaded in this realm of things, and the TTS project is encompassing enough to truly be detrimental to other projects that are genuinely trying
to start global collaborative efforts. In my situation specifically, it takes significantly more effort to accomplish basic tasks that many wouldn't
think twice about.
So, when a group comes along that is claiming to be pursuing similar goals, where the only way to participate is give them money.. its a bit
insulting. Then, add in extensive government involvement, relatively high levels of publicity, and topics that have historically been nothing more
than mindf#&@$, and perhaps you can see my issue specifically.
Like I said, I strongly, strongly believe that we should be creating and participating in global collaborative efforts extensively.
just an idealized notion, its highly practical and pragmatic with the correct implementation. However, every time a group like TTS comes along, the
nearly inevitable results leads to apathy and doubt. Nearly all common efforts to say, create global organizations or even a truly global
civilization, are driven by so many detrimental aspects that some see "globalism" as not only negative, but nigh evil. And rightly
So, when I see yet another group operating with a familiar modus operandi, who make the dubious claim of a collaborative effort where the only
collaboration worth their time is money, one can probably understand not only my doubt and annoyance, but the tinge of anger that accompanies it.
Ah well, I suppose I have more than said my piece on the subject. I just feel one of the worst things that can happen culturally is yet more apathy
and jaded attitudes on what should
be topics that stoke the fires of imagination and hope. Not just for a select few, but for any who choose to
give their time, effort, and intellect to work on the same thing. It is harmful far, far beyond any single scenario which causes it.
24-12-2017 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)