Here I go again with my informal series of unscripted, serendipitous conversations and discussions with very smart, interesting people. Andy Curzon put the outline together 30 minutes before start time and we only arranged to do this yesterday afternoon.
I’m in the Sierras in California, Andy is in London, England, and Noah is near Lisbon, Portugal (where we’re chewing on arranging a conference next year).
- Truth vs. honesty; the yardstick for an opinion is honesty, not truth
- Integrating limitations (first: test them, then accept them, then integrate them)
- Frames for success given IQ, conscientiousness, and neuroticism limitations
- active listening;
- life as training one’s conscience;
- honing mastery;
- avoid pitfalls such as seeing everything through one frame (ideology) or falling into nihilism;
- step back from current affairs and see them as both news, and ideological battlegrounds;
- trusting people in a more sophisticated manner;
- Close talking of a final frame for success as bringing people together….suggest idea of a conference in Portugal.
Andy references my Ancestral Health Symposium talk on Social Epistemology: https://vimeo.com/54314333
Noah Revoy’s site for relationship coaching: https://www.smv4k.com
UPDATE: After about a week of the ban, Facebook reversed it’s decision and unblocked me. It’s the first time in all 17 temporary bans.
This, my 17th Facebook ban, happened within a literal 10 seconds of sharing this meme. So, obviously computer algorithm (Artificial “Intelligence”). But what’s telling is that I searched around and can find it posted many places elsewhere.
It reminds me of this, where I actually detailed it: Facebook’s Flagrant Bias In Temporary Blocking. In other words, it’s not so much that the material violates “community standards” (Who’s community?) insomuch as YOU violate community standards (again, who’s community?…I seem to have a good number of friends and followers on my personal account, blog page, and three different groups…Richard Nikoley is a community unto and in himself).
It’s gobsmacking how stupid and dumbass Facebook is. I have better experiences at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Here’s what I posted, banned for the 17th time in ten seconds.
Let’s juxtapose. Here’s three image memes I shared within the last week or so. No problem.
In terms of the last one, Desmond, I wrote:
How does this not violate Facebook’s community standards over child pornography and pedophilia?
How come there are no prosecutions of the people prostituting this boy, which is precisely what it is.
But, it’s a boy, so doesn’t matter, right? All LOLs.
I understand full well that this sort of post falls on deaf ears for pretty much all Facebook users, including 95% plus percent of my friends and follows.
They do not care, nor do I expect them to. So long as they get the values they want from Facebook, they won’t really care if photos like that are being taken next door. This is the double edged sword of business enterprise.
It’s the best of us and the worst of us, all in one package. Yin and Yang.
Sadly, almost nobody will share this on Facebook. There is almost no righteous courage in the world, anymore, which is the whole point of these targeted and random blocks. It might earn their first ban of 24 hours and starve them of cat videos.
Costs too much. Better not risk it.
I had a previous conversation with Moritz. The other night, I clicked the FB messenger video button at 2:30am my time and Andy and I video chatted for an hour. He knows Moritz as well.
Andy suggested we do a three-way. Thing is, it was quite serendipitous and we put it together inside of an hour and then just went for a free for all, and free flow streaming of consciousness.
We’re three dudes that range in age from 26 – 58. We’re all very smart. IQ ranges 133 – 172.
It might bore you. But I believe it’s of some interest to all of us to perhaps create something like a weekly series of this, but to tighten it up (discipline) and take up a topic at a time to show how very smart, rather apolitical, non-fairy tale people sort out complex issues.
Moritz and I are friends and in the midst of a Facebook Messenger chat, we got on video to continue and after a few minutes, he hit record and this is the result.
I’m sorry for my long-winded introduction. I was recapping what we’d already been speaking of. Please overlook that and stick around for what he has to say. It’s a whirlwind of a one hour and 42 minute conversation that covers the gamut of computer networks, distributed systems, the cloud, networks, and crypto block chains; and now, holochains. We even talk about drugging kids: the prepubescent boys get psych meds and the post-pubescent girls get birth control.
Who is Moritz? Beyond being a 26-year old from Hamburg, Germany, a world traveling entrepreneur who dropped out of college twice, there’s this.
The Existential Ventures WTF.
Moritz Bierling is the owner and principal of Existential Ventures, a consultancy helping visionary founders catalyze their projects through strategy, storytelling, and technology. Currently, he works primarily with Holo and Holochain, two sister projects that aim to deliver on the promises the blockchain technology promised but cannot keep. In his work with learning community Exosphere, he has organized a number of educational programs (e.g. the world’s first Ethereum training course), authored a Primer on the emerging discipline of Alternate Reality Design, and now advises the organization as Senior Strategist. His work has appeared in a number of blockchain-related and libertarian media outlets such as CoinTelegraph, The Freeman’s Perspective, Bitcoin.com and the School Sucks Project. Having dropped out of university twice by age 21, his path has taken him from the most abstract heights of philosophy to the pragmatic truths of an action-oriented life, the bridge between these two extremes being the focus of his current research and communication efforts. In his most recent work, he researched and presented on the use of memes in the formation of culture and the political struggle. Moritz lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.
- Quaker community
- Building homes
- Building systems
- Didn’t want partners
- Didn’t want capital
- Free Association
- Digital, memetic Tribes
- Off-Grid Stack
- Magician / All
- Aperspectival Consciousness
- Earth is the center
- Sun is the center
- Indo-European relationship to the word
- Selection pressure from an unforgiving environment
- Environmental and social pressures
- ADHD & the pill
- Abdication of responsibility
- Taking risks
- Taking risks
- Shared reference sets