reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Again your taking things out of context though, and failing to see the bigger picture....not trying to start an argument with you of course, but
rather a perhaps reflection on a different perspective of a bigger picture
- you speak of the police brutality rampant in protests...but how do you know about this? authoritarian brutality has been going on since more than 3
people have stood around, just lately it seems more rampant because the cameras are now in the hands of the people, exposing what has always been the
norm...and people are crying out about it and things are changing. Police whom normally abuse their powers are now finding themselves in
court...politicians that continue to double speak are now being exposed on youtube by commoners and having their stripes ripped from them...the local
"on the street" guy now has a voice where historically he never has unless he had some massive corruption force behind him pulling his strings...now
the average person with a camera and a youtube account can enact outrage and change.
This is how we level the playing field, not by bemoaning that it exists now...it always exists...and now we realize it because its being exposed and
dealt with...perhaps not all at once, but everyday, a new video pops up of some exposing on a politician, a cop, or a corporation that is rife with
corruption and hell follows...you should feel good when you see this stuff...because your seeing it to begin with, its been exposed and will be
slammed with justice.
-- I have no clue where this 25% mark came...totally arbitrary number...lets push it to 98% if we are going to toss a random number for success on the
inevitable...there, now the picture seems better, and with the same level of accuracy as the 25% randomness...lets toss out percentages on
prognostication and simply say it will either succeed fine, or fail...where shall we put our energy at.
-the technology is the key factor...we can discuss the philosophical implications behind all this, but the technology is indeed a game changer and
nullifies any and all philosophical discussions...a good example of how technology can self destroy an entire movement of philosophy is as
PETA wants animals not to be herded and eaten...people like meat...this has been a standoff with no movement either way with both sides having extreme
Tomorrow a synthetic meat is created...exceptionally cheap...healthy...made to look, smell, and taste as good as or even better than the real
After that, most would stop eating animals (not all, there will always be hunters and such, but the mass slaughter of the worlds animals would quickly
come to a hault) and suddenly the passions and the movements, and even the groups would quickly die. This is not due to some enlightenment or
bettering of society...it is a result from technology meeting the demands of a philosophical impass.
Never underestimate technology issuing in a complete profound mindset change about something...a technologist/futurist looks at the future and see's
hope beyond the philosophical impass of the day because of the transitory properties of the right tech at the right time.
These two points, the people recording the leaders, and technology, can make or break every single paradigm out there and fuel in a future exactly how
we want...to get caught up in the darkness of today and pinning it on the future is being slightly short sighted and pessimistic...learn from what you
see and enact change...but note that the simple act of seeing it is a testimony that things are changing finally verses the centuries long stalemate
of a ignorant people.
keep the internet free and open and the plebs of society will continue to rise and challenge the old structure.
-goes to eat rainbows and daisys in his positive thinking mindset-