Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Clearwater and the future (links)
* A science fiction story about a low resolution human mind scan method.
No technical details on how it works.
* A podcast with Mat Pesch, who knows a lot about how the Flag Land Base is financed. He used to work there.
* And some analysis about Flag Land Base tax returns.
* Idea: Everyone is trying to make money form crypto. Could there be a way to securely store your MEMORIES longterm on the blockchain? No, probably not
You could call awareness an anthropically encrypted anchor lock defining your position in the blockchain of reality. That's a great way to get sent home from your nearest Advanced Org.
* Synthwave (music) | Track 1 | Track 2
It's like I died a hundred times already. All those lost life settings are barely recalled at random moments, entire lost worlds and lifetimes.
Pseudonostalgic memories feel like actual glimmers of a lost future.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Why the news has been getting more and more boring
The reason is simple: ultimately, it all comes down to the easy availability of birth control.
Let's look at the truth, if we dare: Reality is bad. It's really bad. Unbelievably bad even.
The general outline of human history is horrific beyond comprehension.
Everything is so fantastically bad I can't understand why things go on - and yet they do. It appears that most folks congenitally accept any evil that is sufficiently powerful.
In the past, I've also written a lot about the baffling unwillingness of historians to mention overpopulation as the real cause of historic atrocities from Rwanda to human sacrifice.
Denial makes the world go round. L. Ron Hubbard called it "lack of confront" (this is also why the area around the Flag Land Base has so long been known as a "dead zone").
However, I believe that at a subconscious level, people DO know that things suck. They don't like to admit it because it's actually a form of fear. Non-existence is safe, while the potential downside of awareness could be infinite.
But now it's finally possible to "opt out" from the torture of human existence to some extent. Birth control shifts the "cost" (or benefit) of this radical solution to the next generation.
This is the deep cause of the falling birth rate - something which has never happened before in history or prehistory.
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