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  • food for thought

    No, not smoky, bacony food--brain food.

    I stumbled across this tonight. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much after reading the Editor's note the prefaces the article. What the heck is a "media theorist"?? Sounds like somebody who couldn't hack polisci...

    Anyway, I found the article itself quite fascinating, partially because it has a feeling eerily like that of Vonnegut's "Player Piano". It gets real good in the 6th paragraph. What's your take on the ideas expressed? Is this where we're headed?
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin, 1759

    The USA will not survive without another revolution. Soon.

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    here's a cool idea http://www.thevenusproject.com/

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      I think the overall gist of what he's saying bears thinking about, insofar as technology is changing things so fast that societal norms can't keep up. Although humans have never been especially good at that.

      It all seems a bit fuzzy though. He himself points out that socialism didn't work out as advertised, and his own proposition seems similarly utopian.

      Among other problems: people are born to work. A goodly charge of the physical problems besetting us stems from the fact that the human body was not biologically built to sit at a desk for 8-10 hours a day. So we end up running on treadmills while watching T.V.

      It also won't be that easy to overcome the puritan values of our country, the work ethic that says that to work is good, and that it's not really work unless it makes you miserable. So at least look like you're doing work.

      I actually don't know of any model of society that I think is fully implementable (is that a word?) on a mass scale. Like some other profound thinkers, I think his observations are good, but his proposed solutions leave something to be desired.
      People will believe anything, which means I will believe anythingI want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
      -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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