Universal Basic Illusion

What’s up with this universal income thing? To me, Universal Basic Income represents giving up. It is a statement about the rich being so rich and owning so much of everything that they are basically creating an imaginary economy with the sole purpose of preserving their status. Universal basic income is a way for the… Continue reading Universal Basic Illusion

Incompetence

Let’s blame the people. They’re at fault. You darn mask not wearing humans! Let’s blame humanity. Let’s hide our faces and failures by telling people they’re doing it wrong. At the same time let’s never focus, never get our shit together, never prune, never burn the weeds. Let’s allow the same old branches suck the… Continue reading Incompetence

Things which don’t belong together

Our so touted “World Peace” owes to corruption far more than it does to capitalist globalized commerce. It is one of the optimists’ worst founded ideas. The truth is mankind’s deepest superstition. There is no objective truth, other than mathematical truth. Everything else being subjective is, eventually not true. The large majority of people never… Continue reading Things which don’t belong together

How open-source manages to be a capitalist win-win

Imagine a big tree. A big tree with … cherries, because apples are overused. So a cherry tree with a seesaw under its treetop. On this seesaw, two kids are playing so that aside from having fun from the ups and downs, they can also pick and eat some of the cherries. They do so… Continue reading How open-source manages to be a capitalist win-win

Viața la țară

Primarul e supărat pe noi și nu ne asfaltează strada. Așa a zis viceprimarul, ca e supărat pe noi ca nu l-am votat și că am făcut “gură” când era el în campanie. Așa am auzit că a zis viceprimarul. Adică așa mi-a zis cel care a vorbit cu cel care era în hol și… Continue reading Viața la țară

Gutenberg, more than an editor, the future of web editing

Did you or a friend ever start to move furniture around the house? For any reason. Like making more “space”, or adding order to chaos? Or removing clutter, unearthing things to throw away?  Did you, or a friend, got at the end of exhausting days of work only to realize that you solved none of… Continue reading Gutenberg, more than an editor, the future of web editing

I want Apple to have the courage for a matte screen

Is that too much courage? Oh wait, in fact there is no such thing, it’s only cost optimisation and packaging design. I find it unacceptable to buy a ten dolla’ sticker to make useable all these “pro” devices . This is nonsense. People who use their 3k laptops for showing off and entertainment are the… Continue reading I want Apple to have the courage for a matte screen

The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

An opinion. Google and Facebook live and breathe privacy sold to advertisers, governments and manipulative systems of mass deception. Old news. However, for business purposes, I wonder, how much tracking and fingerprinting is enough? Do businesses actually want to strip the consumer of any kind of cognitive effort? Then what kind of experience is that?… Continue reading The people who buy the Pixels are to blame for our privacy voes

It’s About Time

Hey john seeker, I love the conversation. If my writing comes off as dense feel free to ask direct questions with side comments, private notes and the like 🙂 and, within available time I’ll do my best to reply. The thing with time is we must constantly be aware that there are two substances time has for… Continue reading It’s About Time

Evolution

Hmmmmmm seems a somewhat tangled web you weave there. John Seeker – reader Thank you for reading 🙂 As I don’t consider myself as neither a professional writer nor a professional philosopher I admit my reasoning could be a bit tangled. In my mind this tinsel in a tangle is pretty straightforward: from infinite possibilities and… Continue reading Evolution

How to replicate a “self”

Because we are biological systems it is, I believe, imperative that there is some basic and reusable system at the core of the entire construct. Outside of intelligent design, evolution, as the tool of life, can only abstract more and more of the same basic things available naturally. Hence, even though intelligence, the brain, the mind, personality and consciousness look… Continue reading How to replicate a “self”

The mind is a transitory state

Thoughts, emotions, sentiments and sensations. To recap, the meaning of life is to develop time resilient beings and the brain is a naturally evolved software time machine. The mind is a transitory state of the overall system created by the brain’s activity. This results in the mind being an ephemeral snapshot, the recursive nature of how the brain… Continue reading The mind is a transitory state

A brain is a software time machine

There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. The brain appears to be the culmination of that goal. The brain’s sole mission is to make predictions about the future. But its not the future you’d think. Brain’s predictions are not the lottery numbers. These predictions are about the degree of novelty that will… Continue reading A brain is a software time machine

Defending capitalism

i) Capitalism almost always promotes short-term gains. That’s why newsmax.com, breitbart, fox news crush NY Times, NPR in terms of profitability That is not capitalism’s fault actually. An economic system will NOT by default correct human deficiencies and biases and social mistakes. Capitalism is not a philosophy of good. ii) Capitalism almost always exploits Human’s… Continue reading Defending capitalism

I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

They say money can’t buy happiness. But did you ever try to buy it without money? 😉 Ha! I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included. True story. I tried to buy happiness with work. I got happiness with so many strings attached, I couldn’t enjoy a second of it because I was… Continue reading I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

Contentment vs Acceptance

Being content you are not motivated for action anymore. Contentment is when you have found your place or the state that comforts you and you are almost happy, mildly achieved happiness. Contentment exactly does settle. That’s what it means to be content. to chill in a bliss, a state that springs from the depths of… Continue reading Contentment vs Acceptance

Discriminating against stupidity

Almost all predisposition to ignorance is formed in the childhood. Sometimes ignorance is chosen in adulthood. It can be cut off at the source only by great collective effort, which first effort is to acknowledge it exists and that it acts by dragging humanity down. Then by targeting and active action against those who disseminate… Continue reading Discriminating against stupidity

Opinion on medium.com

You can’t make unicorns like that. Automattic, the “WordPress company”, is valued at 1.16 Billion medium.com is valued at 600 million medium is supposed to be an unicorn This is peanuts. Asking for money for profile tools? Paying for premium access to followers? Ha ha! It is as if google would drop its advertising business and get… Continue reading Opinion on medium.com

What is keeping you from living out your freedom for good?

You do it. An answer. I’ll be sorry for paying attention, but hey, I am so never mind. First, you are not a minority. This crazy idea that religious people have reverted into a minority struggling with missionary efforts to regain traction is an outright lie: there are eight billion of us and seven point one… Continue reading What is keeping you from living out your freedom for good?

You cannot have empathy for your oppressors because if you did you’d become your own oppressor

The opressed for the opressor may experience: mercy forgiveness compassion Why I believe these words are thrown around so weirdly, well, it is because we’re so bad at googling word definitions and word etymology, and because they tend to press painful wounds when needed. Take a child molester and the adult today molested child. There… Continue reading You cannot have empathy for your oppressors because if you did you’d become your own oppressor

Intention, Work, Potential, Consumption

The game is invented not natural You can see here that there is a five-player game in which gains (or losses) can be allocated in different proportion to consumers, the company itself, financial markets, workers, or taxpayers. The current rules of our economy have encouraged the allocation of gains to consumers and financial shareholders (now including… Continue reading Intention, Work, Potential, Consumption

The dollhouse life

This is why we can’t have beautiful things Every four years we get elections. Every once in a while we have some technological break through. Every week or so I get into some argument about normality and people call me a socialist. I am not a socialist, I am a person striving for complete individualization,… Continue reading The dollhouse life

There is no such thing as nature versus nurture

The grand canyon of reflexive beings So I wanted to comment on the highlight above, but then this comment thing got my attention: There is also no evolutionary purpose to the in love feeling lasting longer than it takes to produce offspring, Sara Lynn Michener said in her article. And raise them, and provide for them, and… Continue reading There is no such thing as nature versus nurture

Pain, Angst, Anger. Do seeds, does rain, do rocks have them?

So why are you afraid? Because I am a subjective object self aware and thrown into an abyss of meaninglessness, with a countdown tied to my heart. But you are not different. Yes I am! I am not special. But by all means I am different. My experience crafted me, your experience crafted you. There are… Continue reading Pain, Angst, Anger. Do seeds, does rain, do rocks have them?

Nobody should do those “labors that are necessary”.

Oh God, I had such high hopes for this story, and here I am at the end of it feeling empty and down. You know why? Because it is a long and polished explanation of how shitty labor represents, actually, one’s destiny. Let me explain, please. Nobody should do those “labors that are necessary”. In… Continue reading Nobody should do those “labors that are necessary”.

Make life worth living again!

Joe Brewer it is as if you ended the story too swiftly. Spiritual practice has been around for ages, and it has not caught enough traction to become mainstream in its original form. What we have today is all kinds of washed up concepts, that start from their original eastern or western philosophies of detachment or attachment,… Continue reading Make life worth living again!

I don’t like nihilism because it is not profitable

I find nihilism to be funny. Really, I mean there is nothing, nothing funnier than staring into the void, and noticing the look on the void’s face, while it’s staring back at you: Because that’s how I see us humans, being in such a way that any eternal and motionless entity observing us thinks we’re… Continue reading I don’t like nihilism because it is not profitable

We can’t stop it because we’re not doing it

Someone must have something against someone else. Lately if it’s not Americans vs Mexicans, it’s the police vs the blacks, or the blacks vs the police, the Muslims vs the Christians, or the western civilization vs the eastern civilization. If it isn’t any of those, it’s the millennials vs the baby boomers, the brogrammers vs… Continue reading We can’t stop it because we’re not doing it

Here is how to be your best self

This time in lyrics and more. Control yourself but neverDeny yourself. Loose yourself butProtect yourself. Apply yourself don’tDo it yourself. Touch yourself butKeep it to yourself. Grab yourself andSave yourself. Be yourself butSuit yourself. Work with yourself toExpress yourself. Contain yourself but don’tKick yourself. Top yourself but don’tFuck yourself. Validate yourself but don’tPraise yourself. Push… Continue reading Here is how to be your best self

What a misunderstood concept

The “Political Correctness” phrase is the perfect example of good intention ending in disaster. The whirling cascade of bad jokes, inspired by the politically correct approaches (see George Carlin and his hate for PC) show in a crystal clear precision the difficulty of being lucid in a world bathing in confusion. The derogatory way in which… Continue reading What a misunderstood concept

Ad Girls are either zombies or empty shells

or amazing for going through the ordeal of working in advertising and keep being true to themselves and sane. Lisa Leone thank you a thousand times for this story. The advertising industry is the most sexist place ever, and it is down right dangerous for women’s health. It is a place where not only women are… Continue reading Ad Girls are either zombies or empty shells

There are two ways of living; one is giving meaning to life and the other is giving meaning to death.

We need to believe. We need to feel like death is not the end. but, the reality is it might very well be. Not the end in general, the end of you, whatever you are. I wish my mind will somehow preserve itself after death. I wish the hardly built personality made of so many lessons learned,… Continue reading There are two ways of living; one is giving meaning to life and the other is giving meaning to death.

Libertarianism seems to work only in a society made of intelligent and educated people.

The reason most of the rule mazes exist is the same exact reason for which there are 613 commandments in the old testament: dumb uneducated hordes. It might sound like shit to hear one thinking with sweeping generalizations about society and call people dumb and uneducated. But, allow my transgression, for illustration purposes, the truth is people… Continue reading Libertarianism seems to work only in a society made of intelligent and educated people.

Right versus rational is a lie

I think if people were given the choice between being rational and being right, they would choose to be right even if that risked sounding irrational. I think that is a seriously far fetched assumption. I also think this kind of assumption is the evil that poisons what is right. Splitting the two, the right… Continue reading Right versus rational is a lie

Poor misunderstood rationality

Rationality is not gaming the system! Rationality is not about being smart! Rationality is not conning your way out of life! Rationality is the quality or state of being reasonable, based on facts or reason.[1] Rationality implies the conformity of one’s beliefs with one’s reasons to believe, or of one’s actions with one’s reasons for action. Wikipedia Being smart, even highly intelligent, does… Continue reading Poor misunderstood rationality

Differential diagnosis is more fit for computers than surgery, and yet all you read about is robot surgeons.

This. Most differential diagnosis is so computed operation like, that I am amazed how little people use it. I really wonder how come in every doctor’s office there isn’t already a software to provide suggestions based on symptoms and then learn from medical diagnosis and the outcomes of the symptoms. Neural networks could analyze even… Continue reading Differential diagnosis is more fit for computers than surgery, and yet all you read about is robot surgeons.