michael.silverton.
palo-alto.ca.us

.plan
1. wire global brain: gigabit fiber etth; plug in
2. liberate web minds: indieweb; connectedcourses
3. end poverty: basicincome; urban nomads
4. cosplay: worldgame; the infinite game
5. float on: there is nothing to be attained

The indiewebs, as digital commons transition; is perhaps our best and maybe only hope for a marginally compassionate global cognition and living space on our frail, Pale Blue Dot.

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Michael Silverton

@silverton
Global Cognition Group | Technology | Strategy | Sustainability | Policy
To date, the best of humanity's collective scientific rigor, juxtaposed with the most ambitious intuitions and insights that have survived the relentless gauntlet of peer-reviewed deductive reasoning, seem to indicate that we do, in a sense, all live in a yellow submarine (Beatles). That is, if said yellow submarine is considered analogous or archetypical of a holographic (Susskind) simulation (Bostrom). What'll really bake your noodle is that such theories are indeed testable and we're doing so.

it's true that whatever you do

The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society — the politicians, legislators, educators, and scientists—by the fact that he is his own test tube, his own laboratory, working according to very rigorous rules, however unstated these may be, and cannot allow any consideration to supersede his responsibility to reveal all that he can possibly discover concerning the mystery of the human being.1
 
James Baldwin

with your brief stay on earth

"According to the Planck mission team, and based on the standard model of cosmology, the total mass — energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy. Currently, no proposed Theory of Everything has been widely accepted or verified.
 
Dark Matter, Wikipedia

will be ultimately insignificant

And ... it's absolutely essential that you do it to the best of you ability. -- Ghandi; er, maybe.

Because, however smart you or I think we are, from the current 21st century vantage point, the totality of humanity's collective intelligence is able to comprehend — now that the Higgs boson has rounded out the Standard Model — less than 5% of WTF is. So, forgive me, you know, for ignoring criticisms of "utopia" and dismissing decrees of "just the way things are" ... however impressive or intimidating in origin. Ultimately, nobody knows the nature of our existential predicament any better than another. So all ideas do count. All dreams do have absolute material value. Without unfettered imagination, there is absolutely nothing worthwhile to implement, nothing meaningful to execute upon. Don't get caught up in one or the other, it takes both.

santa clara county history: the lost soul of silicon valley

"What kind of place was Palo Alto? Deeply subversive, in a very bright way." - Jerry Garcia

Like the kind of place that would hack super sustainable Digital Urban Nomad lifestyles, and strive to End Poverty once and for all.

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