posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 03:20 AM
I am going to tell you that there's a way of changing things, of playing the information game better than big media ever has, using a mix of
intelligent, targeted automation and human expression.
Everyone is selling greed and fear, which we sit around and observe, discuss, criticize. We think of better ways of living and interacting with other
humans and the universe.
But what if time runs out for your ability to do that. What if your ability to do that is taken away. That's what ATS is all about, this is the fear
driving this place. What happens if they take away your freedom of thought and behavior itself.
In order for that to happen, they'd have to take away the Internet. Right now, as misguided and commercial and dirty as it is in many ways, the
Internet is the greatest source of freedom that any generation has ever had. Never before have so many people been able to interact and educate
themselves and each other with the speed and ease possible now.
That much is obvious.
What is less obvious is that in this great mashup of information and identities, ways of getting information across have been born which are also more
powerful than anything seen before.
Countless people are making money selling mostly silly products. They are using Facebook and Twitter and other social networks and opinion aggregators
and blogs and news sites, and the tools that drive them – software bots and programs for generating links and comments by the thousands and tens of
thousands. RSS feeds automatically building content on blogs and niche sites and feeding Twitter accounts which then sell you information products and
Right now people dumber than you, weaker than you, less virtuous than you, less motivated and with less merit, are slowly working their way up the
internet money ladder selling bull#. And they're using tools that make it easy to direct eyeballs and messages and reach thousands and hundreds of
thousands and millions.
These tools are out there. If they can use them, you can use them as well. And you probably wouldn't buy whores and cars with that money. Maybe
you'd invest in a Permaculture ecosystem. Maybe you'd do micro-loaning, and help countless third world people. Maybe you'd invent and build
something, or just help your friends. Doesn't matter.
What matter is that you're not putting the same effort and the same energy into these supercharged Internet tools and channels. You could do it and
show people the reasons for both fear and beauty. Show them what our government is doing in regards to supplements and GMOs and all the various
abuses. Or you could show the countless reasons for love and beauty.
Some of you have solutions. For cancer. For alternative energy. For spiritual development. Some of you know of injustices being caused, big or small.
Some of you have tax advice, law advice, some of you simply have inspiring or crazy or scary things to say.
ATS is an amazing place to read, even when it borders on the amusingly ridiculous, though many times it is simply amazing. But these things - post by
post of worthy and beautiful human interaction - are wasted away for the general population. This is just a small corner, an incredibly small corner
when compared to the entire sum of the internet, but it is large enough in itself to contain a powerful and intelligent diversity of human beings,
which generate questions and answers and solutions and put together information towards greater visions.
Take those visions, the answers and the questions, and learn to use the tools of the internet to spread them. It would be so easy. Tools that allow
you to reach thousands of people with a message. When is the last time you considered yourself capable of doing that. NO, a post on ATS doesn't
count, because ATS members are already knowledgeable. I'm talking about reaching thousands of regular men and women.
Remember, people less intelligent than you, with less merit – are doing it. Selling poker instructionals and lawn chairs and dating schemes and
internet television. And a million other things. Selling marketing books and self help books and leadership advice, things which may or may not help
They are re-hashing products for the millionth time, changing pages around and giving them new titles and selling them over and over again.
Spamming with no strategy and no intelligence, and yet succeeding because they're the only ones doing it.
Take your own vision and your own answers and questions, and take the tools these people are using, the Twitter programs and the Facebook bots, and
take the greatest tool of ATS – collaboration, and reach out to the world.
You can change things, simply because the internet is built in such a way that reaching EVERYONE happens all the time. It does. IT CANNOT NOT HAPPEN.
The only thing that changes is WHAT reaches everyone.
When you put together the amount of INFORMATION and ACTION that the internet is made out of, an incredible amount of permanent interconnectedness
happens, and out of that amount of information come greater and greater degrees of complexity.
Those degrees of complexity are tools – literally, tools – which can be used to control the flow of things which are bound to reach EVERYONE.
I know it's hard. There's a learning curve. The only purpose of my post is to get the idea in your heads, to make some of you understand that it's
not just necessary, but also possible. That it can be done, that it's really a toss-up, between truth and beauty, and poker instructionals.
The internet, with time, has created the tools needed for the spreading of real human information. And I do mean spreading.
Putting the plans for beating cancer somewhere on the internet is good. Spreading it and building a community of able minded people who have mastered
the tools of spreading information – now that's the stuff WINNING is made of.
Stop for a second. It gave me chills the first time I imagined it. Actually winning. Ever thought it was possible? Not through bloodshed or peaceful
inaction. But through right action, actually winning. Picture that for a second.
I'll post some links to free resources for learning and understanding this, a bit later.