Ok, I need some help thinking through this, but I believe I’m onto something. Look over the screenshots. The first is from a talk given by Ervin Lazslo to the Baha’i in 1989 about global peace and convergence with “unity through diversity.” The second is from the paper I shared about complexity theory in Stephenson’s sci-fi books touching on the emergence of life from non-life at the edge where order meets chaos. This is needed to facilitate energy storage for the catalysts for the change of random molecules into patterns than hold and maintain form.
This leads me to wonder about the push for cybernetic society - that is a circle that is the delineation of “order” from “chaos.” I’d guess it goes back to Ouroboros. And is the energy currency - programmable money and perhaps its method of transfer being woven into our very biology through nano-tech?
Is this doughnut economy (torus) or smart mega-cities meant to serve as an energy exchange medium - the edge described - to turn some form on non-life information system into a sentient entity? Maybe that’s what Reiser was talking about? Is it an egregore replacing a sacred natural noosphere and trying to use it to join the living?
Convergence was a term used in one of the early education policy documents that came out of Knowledgeworks in Cincinnati - the University of Cincinnati Medical School being a key player in certain research. I know @jenlake knows about that.
Also when reading Lazslo’s quote I can’t help thinking of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and his idea that “world peace” was necessary for the convergence, so that is a cybernetic global control grid.
Also @leo I see the word “parametric” used, here. How best to control populations in the cybernetic structure than through disruptions to living conditions and access to basic necessities like water. I know they are cultivating mass dispossession? They can influence the weather. Somehow I feel like the weather derivatives and insurance products are counting among the tools they are using to use us as puppets to generate their desired hypercycles. @Stephers
And it also makes me think about the push for holons and decentralized nodes - that by creating many, many circles you exponentially expand the edges you have and the potential for emergent behavior, right?
Also the idea of hormesis and hopeful monsters - that low-level stress causes changes that lead to more adaptation. What if ongoing austerity and UBI and managed scarcity are some attempt at a social science of hormesis? What if the subscription renter economy is actually social hormesis? And that by putting UBI on blockchain it will transmit the dynamic pattern of behaviors out to the edge of chaos in a way that allows information yet non-living to continue its progression towards self-organization and “life”? @Jason_Bosch @leo
And for me the mechanical / engineered emergence from computers is a parallel to natural life and embryology, the fear of which is perhaps personified in the Vagina Dentata. I sense this relates to stumbling blocks put in our path as we get closer to the truth of the matter. @Stephers I really think that innate intuition is important and perhaps inclined to the feminine, which may trigger intense pushback from data rationalists or cause attempts at misdirection away from the path we are on.
Note that Cambridge is also where they are monitoring data-used by crypto currencies. I believe this is to set up futures markets in “just transition” with inflated baselines, but also the energetic control grid will be key in catalyzing new forms of “life” for information fields - the injection or pulsing of energy?
That feels like the dual use of the concept of “parametric” as in insurance @leo. It is the pulsing, the controlled management of information fields whether it be information warfare, supply chain scarcity, weather, currency exchange - that is the trigger point. Managing the “current” to use existing life forms to create “life” from “non-life.” And also it is a technique from which to derive isotopes - CRAZY!