As of 2010-2011, the indiewebs, as digital commons transition; was perhaps our best and maybe only hope for a marginally compassionate global cognition and living space on our frail, Pale Blue Dot. But then 2018 happened and timbl and others said enough is enough, and solid was born. I'm at silverton.inrupt.net, for now, and may migrate this domain to solid, for fun.
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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.
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.
"What kind of place was Palo Alto? Deeply subversive, in a very bright way." - Jerry Garcia
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