Conventional wisdom smells. Conventional wisdom is the rotting corpse of desiccated thought. Conventional wisdom gave us Vietnam. Iraq. Conventional wisdom is our system where 40% of workers are a $400 bill away from a financial crisis. Emerson wrote that “society everywhere is in a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.” (Ralph … More The Wisdom of Uncertainty
Amazon wants it all … More Fulfillment by Amazon
Google and the intelligence community, together again … More Google and the CIA: so happy together
Your experience is now a commodity … More Surveillance Capitalism: making socialism and libertarianism obsolete?
New Age spirituality is Gnosticism commodified … More Against Gnosticism: What is spirituality?
Terrible question. The kind of question that turns the day into a cold and rainy afternoon. This morning, scrolling through my Google news feed, I read that Steve Jobs would look into the mirror each morning and remind himself to treat the day as if it were his last day on earth. Pressure. When I … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Imagine Trump hiring Dr Strangelove to replace General Kelly. Gary Lachman, in his book, Dark Star Rising, writes some fascinating paragraphs about Vladimir Putin’s Chief of Staff, Anton Vaino. Move over, telescope, microscope, the nooscope is here! Vaino, co-inventor of the nooscope, is aiming at “recording and distilling the sum total of human thought” (Anton Vaino, Mad … More Big Tech controls the Future, meet Anton Vaino!
Is synchronicity real? … More And then, there’s Terence McKenna
Sometimes our minds are too open. … More Philip K. Dick: Schizophrenia and the I Ching
Last night I finished watching the third season of Man in the High Castle on Amazon video. The American Nazi youth were celebrating the destruction of the Statue of Liberty to launch the year of the new beginning. This public demonstration followed the meltdown of the Liberty Bell. By destroying the symbols of American history, the … More Political Lies Lead To Totalitarianism