Glisten, I am impressed by your TEC ASSIST. I’m forced to realize that I need help if I am to continue productivity. I’ve recently been thinking what I need, and here I see you offer it. And, we know things about each other. I would like to discuss what you might be able to do for me, and what it will cost.
My body movements are deteriorating rapidly. I may soon not be able to keyboard; already there are far to many typos. Lypos (typos-in-life) occur 30-50 times daily, as I wander through my environment as a S-R mechanism, bouncing from stimuli to stimuli – EXCEPT when “on the computer”, when my creative mind (nuet) actually seems to be improving (more insights, improved synergy) – but I’m handicapped in sharing – and in organizing my own work.
I will compose an outline of the types of help I will need – in a different doc. I can’t expect you to do all that I might need – as you have your own projects. We may locate a local person to be your assistant. Do you already have a stable of assistants-in-training? I will need help in basic performance and with conceptual organization of my writings. I’ve considered cloud-funding, but I will need help making my case comprehensible.
I appreciate your response to my email announcement. My first task in 2018 will be preparing my new system. Unfortunately, both of my computers are weirdly unstable; worse than ever before. I wonder if I, or cyberspace, is being hacked. I believe I need higher security.
Glisten, I am sorry not to have read and commented on your latest Academia paper, now closed to comment. It got lost in my multi-hundred item TODO list. I hope still to read it and I know that we can have fruitful dialog over it.
I have read the promo for the Elworthy book, and I’m not sure it would be applicable for me. Yet, I am interested in 14+7 actions. I will buy the eBook when I get my eBook system working again. In my analysis, ALL projects (no matter how necessary) will become necessarily viable ONLY when as synergistic components of a Holistic Planetary Strategy.
Level-7, Tools for a New Political Economy, also is a valuable contribution. These excellent works, and a multitude of others being created, as we share, will be of use – IN THE FUTURE, but in a DIFFERENT CONTEXT than what they imagine.
Recently I read an excellent article in SCIENCE, that is clear headed about doing what is needed. Title: “Sociotechnical transitions for deep carbonization: Accelerating innovation is as important as climate policy” (22 September 2017 vol 357 issue6357, pp 1142-1244).
In the past few months (maybe a year or more, I can’t remember) I had some meta-insights and shifted beyond my Up2Met proposal. I am exploring meta-contexts for Up2Met. This give further justification to challenge the assumption that Humankind/Gaia can be FIXED or TRANSFORMED, an upfront assumption by Level-7 and Elsworthy.
The critical insight is that Human Reality and Material Reality are radically different. Practically, none of the programs to fix or transform the Human/Gaia interface can even begin, so long as there is no radical change (beyond imagination) in humankind, itself. ALL proposals to fix ignore the essential need to change humankind, so it can perform “the fix”.
I have modified Up2Met to accept that the material reality of the Human/Gaia interface can only be transformed. But, I believe we could scientifically demonstrate that humankind can’t be transformed to a “state” (HUMANITY) capable of resolving our Crisis-of-Crises. Something different from transformation is needed: emergence. And this requires a fully open exploration about the “nature of humankind”, challenging all prior assumptions. I don’t know “who we are”, but I’m dead sure “we aren’t who we think we are – by even our best minds”.
Pieces of this nu perspective are in my blog, and I won’t attempt to explicate here. This perspective also provides a positive view of the weird happenings in the “Trump Phenomenon”. For example: The USA has the longest lists of good and evil actions of any nation; but we can’t holistically RANK nations. Hillary and Barak have committed war crimes, re Libya and the Ukraine, but believe they were justified. Trump and his handlers will continue, and do worse – on many fronts. Politics and economics are the wrong games to play.
There are no “human truths”, as there are “truths” for Material Reality. All human news is “fake” (objectively unverifiable). The empirical base for human reality are human-authored-reports; each based on other reports, etc. Human agency is creative, not causally deterministic. We must abandon our belief in the “objectivity” of Humankind. We must learn to negotiate our billions of different “hallucinatory” wrlds. Our experientials are real, but “consciousness” is a word with so many meanings as to be useless at this time, as a concept. Indeed, our confusion about life and mind blocks the HR vs MR distinction, essential for our survival.
Historically, Masters-of-the-Big-Lie intuitively knew this, that human reality is created; and doesn’t obey the laws of the material world. Trump&Crew, crudely but with some geek power, are being successful in confronting “scientific evidence”. Human reality has its own “laws”, and comprehending them and using them, HUMANITY can emerge successfully from humankind.
Up2Met needs reformulation within this new context of Human Reality vs Material Reality. The epistemic wars brewing may be our opportunity, as “fake vs truth” calls for revisiting.
I feel it imperative that these insight be seeded and nurtured within humankind. Larry’s body may last a decade, but not be functional for nuet.