I hope that everyone is well and enjoying a good week? Firstly, apologies for missing #musicmonday. I was working away for a couple of days, returned home early (to an empty house) to find my wife had baked some lovely biscuits (which I duly ate) only to later discover they were made from duck eggs (which I'm allergic to) and was subsequently very ill! Aside from that, I wanted to have a little catch-up and assure people that I am still about and offer a heartfelt thank you to all that support and read my posts.
I've been really busy with work, renovations and writing my book, so haven't been around as much as I'd like. Alongside my book, I was planning to write some shorter posts but recent events have prompted me to (temporarily) put the book to one side and write a big new article. I was always planning on writing the post I'm working on and although I was going to delay it until after the book, I keep being distracted by the concept and feel as though I should follow my intuition and finish the article. Equally, the scope of my book is exponentially growing and as such, I can't see it being finished for some time.
I've also been writing on #steemit for approaching two years (give or take a couple of months :D) and so I have decided to link some of my first posts below. When I joined the platform I hadn't written anything (apart from taking notes) for over twenty years, and so you will have to forgive my rustiness. Where the pictures or videos I added have been removed from the net, I have amended and updated the posts .. plus I have added a couple of extra references on one or two of them. Although steempeak is the best way to view my posts for some reason it doesn't seem to be displaying the gifs (hopefully just a temporary blip). I feel these images are integral to the reading experience (my vision) so I have also added the steemit link in case you can't read the posts in their entirety.
1)It's Alive: Building The Brain Of The Internet & Cyberspace Wars For The Soul Of Humanity: My first choice is a philosophical hypothesis that focuses upon the possibility of a future biological/digital artificially intelligent internet brain that draws us into a hive mind. I discuss the technology behind this premise, and explore how the nature of duality and the age old battle between good and evil is now playing out in cyberspace.
2)Ancient Time Cycles On The Edge Of Tomorrow: Within this post, I envisage the universe as akin to an intricate timepiece .. a macro/micro system of interconnected cogs/cycles that power a universal engine. I also tie ancient time cycles into rhythm's of consciousness and patterns of precession and Milankovich glacial cycles. I relay this information against solar, magnetic, volcanic and water pulse cycles and explore how these concepts could connect to a Grand Solar Minimum.
3)The Great Swine Flu Swindle: My third choice was a post that was not intended as a debate on vaccines, it was intended (whichever side of the argument you're on) to make people ponder the wisdom behind an enforced immunisation schedule. Anyway, (if you feel inclined) then see what you think:
4)The Divide & Conquer Of Identity Politics & Electronic Thought Ghetto's: Within this post I discuss the facade of identity politics and reveal my belief that such political ideologies are akin to division masquerading as inclusivity. I also discuss historical context and how a social media fuelled indentitarian landscape is isolating the individual perspective, and seperating us into thought ghetto's and echo chambers.
5)Adventures In Inner Space & Prisons Of Perception: Within this post I discuss the potential of a quantum mind, the nature of frequency, consciousness, and how many of us remain prisoners of our five senses, an oft externally created/manipulated perceptual reality and the belief systems of our peers.
6)Into The Void - Hermes Paradox And The Inversion Of reality: In post number 6 we delve into technological philosophy and deep hypothesis. I follow the concept of Moore's law from humble beginnings through to post singularity and beyond! We travel through the communication quickening, through the fast approaching 4th industrial revolution, the singularity, on towards the compression of space, time, energy and matter, and then arrive at the transcension hypothesis. I also have a running theme where I parallel some of these ideas against the work of Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey.
7)Riots Raves & Criminal Justice Bills: Within this post I describe my first hand experiences on the frontlines of the UK's illegal rave culture, I ponder that after the hippies, MOD's, Rockers, Punks etc etc .. whether this was last true rebellion of youth. I discuss the raves, the riots, the hippies, travellers, the shocking police violence at the battle of the beanfield and the authoritarian fightback against this counter culture. Indeed, the post culminates with a full scale riot on the streets of London and outside the gates of Downing Street.
8)Brexit: Hung, drawn and Quartered: Now this was pretty much my first post on #steemit and (open letter aside) one of the first articles I'd written in twenty years! It's sobering to note (that whichever side of the fence you sit) two years later we are still in the same state of limbo .. although I will state that the open letter was written the night before the vote.
I should have my post written in the next couple of weeks, plus I'm hoping to free up a little bit of time to get out for a long hike and take some pictures. Once I've finished working on my post I'll continue to work on my book, but I'll also be sharing some shorter posts/ideas, and of course #musicmonday will be back next week. Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend (well it's nearly Friday) and you're beginning to enjoy the first rays of spring sunshine. It's a mad old world out there, but it's also a beautiful one and I hope you find some time to enjoy it. Speak soon!
Thank you for taking the time to read my post .. or posts ;)
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