MY NEAR FUTURE?
- I must finish reading HOPE and listening to Reclaiming Conversation, and I must attempt to compose sems on the insights generated by these two books.
- I must start programming/scheduling my work and shifting my lifestyle.
- I must start changing my patterns of interactivity with others.
- I must start attending to the realities of my and Eloise’s aging and the deteriorating world scene.
- I must start preparing for the preservation and access to nuet.
- As I imagine deep sharing of my insights with others I realize that it can’t be accomplished by normal means of conversations and document exchange. It will take much more time and commitment to the exploitative and experimental that anyone else will be able to devote.
LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING March 5, 2016
Although I have no sensory remembrances, the semiotic content of my experiences are available, as by channeling.
There was very little conscious engagement with my insight cascade yesterday. I had commented to Eloise at times about my recent thinking and reading. Brief morning shopping with Eloise left me very fatigued. I read some of Hofstadter on Einstein on my Kindle while waiting for Milo at the vets. Picked up Turkle CD at library. I listened, on YouTube, to a part of Alan Watts on “reality” (accidental selection) while filling my month’s pill boxes for my prescription meds. I did a chat with a COX tech to get our cable working. MSNBC TV news from 8:30-10pm: more horrors in Michigan (schools, VA, river threatened – in addition to Flint). Why no action from Obama? To bed at 11:30 to continue reading The Hope by Andrew Harvey. Periodically I did my email inboxes skim and delete, sending about 15 items to browser to skim, read & bookmark some.
I started listening to Sherry Turkle’s CD/book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, shortly after midnight. The experience was powerful. She was SO RELEVANT, and yet I was having extensions and alternatives arising as I listened. She catalyzed cascades of insights – but I continued to listen and didn’t get up to record. I was mentally fatigued at the end of the first CD and lie in bed in silence, thinking. I was also meta-cognating on the nature of the experience, as I have been attempting the past few days. Very few explicit thoughts – mostly pointers to subconscious groking. Made many associations with what I have been reading in The Hope.
After some minutes of frustrating thought I turned on the BBC radio and napped/slept until about 4am when I woke, turned off the radio, and napping/thinking until 7am when I started listening to the 2nd Turkle CD: equally powerful insight stimulation. After the CD ended I lay in bed, thinking, until I rose at 9:40 to immediately enter the PROLOGUE to this document, for 20 minutes, when I went for coffee. It is now 10:55am and I am composing. There are no memories of these event left – I got most of the above data from my records in my ECCO PIM.
THE PAST FEW DAYS
I picked up The Hope:A Guide to Sacred Activism, by Andrew Harvey on 02/29/2016 at the library, recommended by Michael Gentry as having similar threads as my UPLIFT and Societal Metamorphosis conceptual schemes. Over the days I read into it, finding it more and more interesting and relevant. I skipped to the back section to read first. I was surprised by his openness and his take on “evil”. Then, at the end he proposed insect metamorphosis as a potentially useful metaphor – but his comments indicated he had access only to the distorted version popularized by Huddle. However, I was constantly meta-cognating on the similarity and differences of my views with Harvey’s views. I then returned to reading from the beginning and am fascinated by his emergent lifestyle and his contacts with influential persons. I now feel his life was influenced by synchronicity, as I periodically believe my life to have also been so influenced – again in leading to this document. I have yet to finish reading, but am discovering a synchronicity between Harvey’s and Turkle’s messages to me.
This synchronicity was preceded, as to cue me in preparation, by the reading of Umberto Eco’s latest Numero Zero (2015) a week ago and by now listening to the CD of Peter Hamill’s Tabloid City (2011). I had ordered Eco’s book from the library before his recent death, because I was a fan of his writing. Hamill’s CD was a fast pick from the ready shelf of CDs at the library – attracted by his name recognition. Both books are expose/satires of the newspaper publishing system and social media. My concern for years has been in inadequacy of all media for the sharing of large conceptual schemes.
During this time I composed and posted in my blog: INFINITE POTENTIAL BLOCKED.
THE PAST FEW MONTHS
As background to these months as been the emerging drama of the USA ELECTION 2016 – THEATRE OF THE ABSURD – and with the SCOTUS crisis – bodes not very well for our future; and media pundits, from left to right are always out of context.
I am also really encountering effect of my aging (81) on my short term memory – now of what I have written previous days. I am concerned about my functionality in the future years, and coupled with what societal collapses we may encounter. I continue being frustrated with my many decades inability to share my major insights – which I believe to be key to the survival/thrival of humankind/Gaia. I do continue to better and better comprehend the problemateque, but have yet to imagine a solutionateque.
I have also had few F2F meetings with others. Meetings have been postponed. I did recently schedule lunch with an old colleague and with two friends for lunch this week. All my SKYPE contacts have discontinued meetings and I receive few emails. Almost all my composing has been in response to emails, blogs, or comments – where I expand into nuet – and bcc my emails to others – which are seldom acknowledged or responded to. Turtle’s book hints some insights to explain this, which I must explore.
My TODO list has expanded in many categories, yet I haven’t even begun to program and schedule doings. The mismatch between what I imagine doing and can do in a life time is vast, and this mismatch for all has consequences for our future.
My major insights are around RE-IMAGINING REALITY & THE NATURE OF HUMAN NATURE AND CHANGE. We continually violate the 2nd Law of Cybernetics.
——————– EARLIER TIMES 1935 -2016
1997-2016 SINCE RETIREMENT – CANCER, Y2K, CANCER AGAIN, LESTER ST. & KORALEE PL. HOUSES, , CAMPER, LESTER LIVES & DIES, CATS & DOGS
1971-97 TUCSON – ELOISE MARRIAGE, STEPH & GRANDSONS, CHAZEN INSTITUTE – FRIENDS – MEXICO – PCC – COMPUTER, MIST+, ENA, GREECE & BUDAPEST, CYBERSPACE, RETIRE
1964-10/1971 MINNEAPOLIS – MINNEMAST – FRIENDS – DIVORCE CINDY – 2ND PHD – ANTIWAR ACTIVISM – VISIT TO TUCSON, WOODSTOCK
1962-64 BACK TO USA, YALE, MARRIAGE TO CINDY, HS TEACHING, JOB SEARCHING, YALE CRISIS, MARCH ON WASHINGTON -MLK
9/1960 – 5/1962 ANTARCTICA AND WORLD TRAVEL, USS ARNEB – NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, BRAZIL, PUERTO RICO
1958-60 YALE, NEW HAVEN, TA, ROCHDALE URBAN COMMUNE,
1956-58 U OF CHICAGO – TA, PLATT, POMONA SUMMER
1952-56 SCHENECTADY – LIVING AT HOME, RPI, SUMMER IN CLEVELAND, SUMMERS WITH GE BOY SCOUT LEADER CAVE EXPLORING, CAMPING ADIRONDACK MTS
1950-52 RIDGWAY WORK IN BAKERY, NEWSTAND, TRUMPET & DANCE BAND BOY SCOUTS NATIONAL JAMBOREE LOUIE AND JIMMY GIRLS AND NO SEX
1945-50 RIDGWAY 5TH GRADE NO MEMORY STUTTERING, GEORGE (POLIO) & DAVID, THYROID REMOVED
01/24/1935-45 BIRTH & EARLY CHILDHOOD: SMALL TOWN RIDGWAY, FREE TO ROAM, DIVITTARIO AND SEGERSTROM EXTENDED FAMILIES, WWII
PROLOGUE 3/5/2016 9:40-10 AM STARTED rapid notes on rising
developed over past few days, major cascades yesterday and all last night, then this morning
Eco then Tabloid was cuing me to what was to come – Synchronicity Pauli/Jung
much time in solitude thinking – very little explicit experientials, mostly grok pointers
debates staying in bed thinking more – or reading HOPE or listening Turkle more.
IMPLICATIONS for my own lifestyle changes
I need more F2F conversations RT & ZOOM
article online on perception of Arabic script – we learn to perceive meaning in sems, but we can all agree to the physical pattern of a sem.
learning to spread conversation in time and space
Turkle: shocking changes in attitudes towards interaction with humans and media
Sherry: WHAT IS GALDEEING?
many striking parallels between Andrews and myself, and significant differences
HOPE – the focus on the Divine Individual – paradox –
my views on personal agency enables me to approach others (not yet F2F) with compassion
need to get digital versions of both Andrews and Turkle
explore Andrews web presence and participate, maybe also withTurkle, and others – who to recruit to coordinate, and with what apps?
HOW CAN I POSSIBLY SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?
include Andrews and Turkle and Hofsadter and Bertini and —-
ties in my my own life paradox
Death of humankind – caterpillar decay – emergence of HUMANITY – butterfly.
kidnap-reprogram strategy to minimize mass deaths of global humankind
dilemma – not our choice, NU must be emerging before it can attempt kidnap-reprogram
both books ignore human cognitive diversity and the role of mental imagery on perception – critical
what is TIME? has also been in my reading and thinking feedpast bootstrapping and Presence of the Past as time frozen systems.