Try to find a boundary anywhere in the system and you’ll quickly realize that no actual boundaries exist, everything is interconnected. How can this insight be applied to the convergence of global crises humanity is now confronting? First off, we can name the confusion around “issues” that claim global warming to be separate from violence against women; wealth inequality separate from extreme opulence; police brutality separate from systems of marginalization and oppression; and so on. All of these things are connected. Yet our minds are conditioned to treat them as separate entities.
Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Attacks US Army, Geosparsing, DoD Buries In-Q-Tel, Digital Currencies Neither Anonymous nor Reliable
A Congressman Seems to Support Palantir Gotham for US Army Personnel: I was disappointed that a reference to the F 35 was not included. From my vantage point in Harrod’s Creek, the F 35 program is a more spectacular display of procurement goofs.
Improvements in News and Military Technology Coming: DoD looks out the windshield of innovation and In-Q-Tel looks at the world via a rear view mirror.
Digital Currencies: Anonymity and Trust Not Working at Peak Efficiency: Other major issue with Bitcoin is that it is unregulated. It can lose its entire value in a single day.
Ishmael author Daniel Quinn: Saving the World, Moving Beyond Civilization
If the world is saved, it will not be by old minds with new programs but by new minds with no programs at all. No matter how many new laws you pass we’re not going to survive here if we go on clinging to the medieval belief that humans belong to an order of being that is separate from and superior to the rest of the living community. All the laws and programs in the world won’t do it if that false belief remains in place.
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