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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 May 21

May 10th, 2021A few years ago my mentor told me the following …There are no parents upstairs.He told me this during a great doubt in my life. Everything was so fucking complex, and this was before COVID came online. Even doing the basic stuff was difficult. Being organized with my health and finances was hard enough, so was determining what my career path should be, not to mention the pressure of getting all my relationships right.It was not just the practical stuff though, but also dealing with all the nebulous psychological stuff, such as shame, cognitive distortions, limiting beliefs, intergenerational trauma, and …

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May 10th, 2021A few years ago my mentor told me the following …There are no parents upstairs.He told me this during a great doubt in my life. Everything was so fucking complex, and this was before COVID came online. Even doing the basic stuff was difficult. Being organized with my health and finances was hard enough, so was determining what my career …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Oct 20

We are a species defined by our tools. Our cognition extends beyond our fingers, branching into the technology we hold and the institutions we build. But everything we wield changes us in turn. If we want to make sense of where we find ourselves in this moment in history, we can begin by exploring the unique relationship we have with what we build. It can show us where we come from, and where we might be headed.As the US election approaches and COVID forces lockdowns around the world, we cloister inside and spend more time online. And as we do, many …

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We are a species defined by our tools. Our cognition extends beyond our fingers, branching into the technology we hold and the institutions we build. But everything we wield changes us in turn. If we want to make sense of where we find ourselves in this moment in history, we can begin by exploring the unique relationship we have with …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Mar 20

Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture WarsWe are lost in the woods. It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander blindly, we hear growls that might mean the end of us. The decade began with images of hell fire; the burning bush in Australia flickering to the charred husk of Soleimani’s car. We are running out of time, and so we run. The voices cry out paths to freedom, but we don’t know which ones to trust or which way to turn.We have been lost for some time now. Many of …

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Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture WarsWe are lost in the woods. It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander blindly, we hear growls that might mean the end of us. The decade began with images of hell fire; the burning bush in Australia flickering to the charred husk of …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Mar 20

Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture WarsWe are lost in the woods. It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander blindly, we hear growls that might mean the end of us. The decade began with images of hell fire; the burning bush in Australia flickering to the charred husk of Soleimani’s car. We are running out of time, and so we run. The voices cry out paths to freedom, but we don’t know which ones to trust or which way to turn.We have been lost for some time now. Many of …

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Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture WarsWe are lost in the woods. It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander blindly, we hear growls that might mean the end of us. The decade began with images of hell fire; the burning bush in Australia flickering to the charred husk of …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Feb 20

A commentary on Venkatesh Rao’s article: The Internet of BeefsI’d like take a crack at a neologism invented by Venkatesh Rao called The Internet of beefs in his article of the same title. I’d also like to balance his idea of a beef only player, with a salad only player—to contrast the aggressive vs the passive aggressive type.Rao’s hilarious, creative, scary, and forensic social commentary is brilliant and exhaustive—and at best I can only direct readers to his essay, and hopefully add a footnote. However, my only critique is that he makes too much of the beef only who is really …

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A commentary on Venkatesh Rao’s article: The Internet of BeefsI’d like take a crack at a neologism invented by Venkatesh Rao called The Internet of beefs in his article of the same title. I’d also like to balance his idea of a beef only player, with a salad only player—to contrast the aggressive vs the passive aggressive type.Rao’s hilarious, creative, scary, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Jan 20

The War on Sensemaking, Daniel SchmachtenbergerA sick information ecologyWe’ve had a basis for disinformation for a long time. We’ve had rivalrous dynamics for a long time. The rivalrous dynamics are a basis by which we can get ahead by war and by killing somebody else or lying to them, or ruining the commons. But exponential tech leads, with those same incentives, leads to exponential disinformation, exponential extraction, exponential pollution, exponentially scaled warfare, on a finite playing field that self-destructs.- Daniel Schmachtenberger, War on SensemakingThere is a war going on in our current information ecosystem. It is a war of propaganda, …

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The War on Sensemaking, Daniel SchmachtenbergerA sick information ecologyWe’ve had a basis for disinformation for a long time. We’ve had rivalrous dynamics for a long time. The rivalrous dynamics are a basis by which we can get ahead by war and by killing somebody else or lying to them, or ruining the commons. But exponential tech leads, with those same …

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