Category Archives: Illustrations by Jaime

In making decisions, what weight should we give to the interests of future generations?

I’m kind of tempted to say all of it, but I’m not sure to what extent that helps with a practical decision making process. When I’m deciding which jumper to wear, its hard to quantify the impact it will have … Continue reading

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Is world government a bad idea?

On one hand, a lot of our problems are global. On the other hand, our governments are already comically inefficient at doing the work they need to (mostly because they see their purpose differently, I believe). A democratic institution with … Continue reading

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Where has all the imagination gone?

What the hell are you talking about? It’s everywhere. Unless, of course, you’re talking about this blog, in which case, sorry, but yes, 90% of posts generally devolve into one of a select few rants (change (personal), change (political), karma, … Continue reading

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Is this capitalist world destined to one day be owned completely by two rival super-corporations?

It’s the image of the future my childhood built for me. Warring syndicates or megacorps, with shining towers gleaming over thick, pervasive, choking clouds. A brand name glittering at the top of an oddly shaped tower, the only thing rising … Continue reading

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If every letter in the alphabet had a personality, which one do you think you would get along with best?

My instant thought is of Hairy Hat Man. When I was little, we were taught to think of the letters as people, so we could see how they interacted. The Hatman was allergic to the Cat, so when you had … Continue reading

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When you were a child what did you think of yourself? Were you OK?

Even as a child I was aware I was quite weird. My fantasy world was more extreme then. I remember sitting at the table for sunday roast, having not been able to sleep all night, reading batman comics at a … Continue reading

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What are the five practical steps towards your creative place in the Noosphere?

If I knew that, I probably wouldn’t be here. The noosphere, for those not in the no, is the shared idea space. It’s a sphere in the same way that atmosphere and biosphere are. That is, it’s something that surrounds … Continue reading

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WTF?

Get used to it. The world is consistently and inherently that ridiculous. This doesn’t mean that everything is okay, but it means that you probably shouldn’t be so surprised. The sheer quantity of things that are happening right now dictate … Continue reading

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Does nature know when we care for it, and does it reciprocate that care?

Nature is one of my klaxon words. Whenever I hear it, I wince and worry. This is a harsh reaction, but it comes from good reason. Let me explain a little. Nature is ill defined. Everything around us is nature. … Continue reading

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Who?

Everyone. Fundamentally. The thing to remember about consciousness, is that while it feels unique, it is clearly everywhere (or possibly nowhere at all, and that’s a thought to bleak to contemplate). The world is either an illusion built up in … Continue reading

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