If the term surveillance capitalism is as new to you as it was to me, it may need a little clarification. Shosha Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power defines it as follows:1. A new economic order that claims human experience as free … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism: The Internet is the Tip of the Iceberg
There are two approaches to nature writing, which double as the two approaches to nature in general and two approaches to being in the world; either we attempt to explain it, or let it explain itself. The latter digs deep into the essence of things (objects), while the former makes a cursory pass over the surface to pick up whatever it finds. We could call the latter art and the former science.
The following is a continuation of a previous post entitled, Consciousness and the Measurement Problem pt.1, and can be found via a link at the bottom of this post. Traditionally quantum theory has been treated as a measurement problem rather than a theory or standard of measurement; a case in point being that we don’t … Continue reading The Measurement ‘Problem’ as a Unit of Measurement, not a Problem, part 2
The World tells us that in order to survive we have to be competitive, which is exactly what it would say, if it were a social construction (which it is) when actually the reverse is true. Competition actually stands in opposition to life. Life requires co-operation, NOT competition.
When addressing Purpose in Place, a lot of organizations speak to people who have either already found their place or are already living, doing or practicing their purpose. But these are not the people that need the help, or the attention. Of course, those who need attention rarely get it and those who get it … Continue reading Purpose in Place, We Are Not (a product of) Our Environment
The Time of the Place There's no such thing as a waste of time. Even those who have wasted most of it have learned the benefit of getting the most of their experiences and doing the right thing, albeit after the fact. The bigger the waste (spending the rest of one's life in jail after … Continue reading Getting the Most out of our Experiences
A Comparison of Meaning and Quality of Life in Indigenous vs Contemporary Western societies https://gatherfor.medium.com/maslow-got-it-wrong-ae45d6217a8c There is a lot to say for the convenience and extravagant ways of living that most modern societies offer. Food is accessible and often 'free', meaning that if you really, really need it, you can put on your most slovenly … Continue reading Blackfoot indigenous vs Large-scale Modern societies
Dualities are ubiquitous in nature, but that doesn’t mean that they are what they seem, otherwise physicists wouldn’t be looking for a unified theory. Perhaps the most enduring dualities are the mind/body; particle/ wave; space/ time; materialist/ idealist, but there are many more, for instance; as above, so below; energy and matter; macrocosm and the microcosm; subjectivity and objectivity, but perhaps the most important is position and momentum, otherwise known as the Uncertainty Principle, or the ‘measurement problem’.
In a time of reduced or curtailed travel, people have started to find renewed interest in the places they live, or that they have previously taken for granted. I have experienced both. My home, Victoria, B.C. Canada, is considered by many to be a paradise, although I have not always shared this view, mainly because … Continue reading Purpose in Place: Belonging where you live and living where you belong
Putting a Positive Slant on a Critical and Controversial Issue (Climate Change) I recently failed to publish an essay entitled 'A Balmy Approach to Climate Change' in a number of online and print magazines, but I have not given up, which is why I am not publishing it here. Instead what I propose to do … Continue reading A Balmy Approach to Global Walming (sic)