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Systems, Simulation and the New Collectivism

Christopher de la Torre

Ethical Technology

November 07, 2012

We are a burgeoning collective, unlike anything before us. The rapid communalization of cities, brought about by the Internet (specifically social web culture and practice), supports the notion that “community” and “collective” are best treated synonymously, wherein the whole values each individual beyond the basic tenets of production.


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Posted by Intomorrow  on  11/08  at  12:21 AM

Good start, and since you plan to write more on this, it is a start. Naturally you are writing on the Web and what is related; I want to broaden it to the maximum, begin by mentioning in passing libertarians. Since they’re such proactives, do-ers. In plain English: they appreciate the micro of freedom however on a mass scale libertarianism would lead to trade wars in an age of proliferating WMDs—that’s not libertarians’ intention of course, though it would be the outcome, guaranteed, of unfettered freedom. You live in outer space, you can do what you want, on Earth there are severe constraints we don’t know of or don’t want to know of. Take what intelligence officers term ‘blowback’.. our imperialism does not cause retaliation from the Mideast but our imperialism is in fact a contributor. Subject-object dualism; we consider ourselves separate from the Mideast due to our sense of insulation though our opponents do not perceive it the same way—cutting across all ideology and religion.

Posted by Intomorrow  on  11/08  at  11:46 PM

.. in Christianity, subject object dualism is expressed as ‘In this world but not of this world’:
in practice it means religionists of all faiths are often—too often—self-appointed; and they feel above the Law because the Law is made by men, not God. Thus the self-appointed can “put on the armor of God” to buffer them from the negative result of going to other nations and treating the natives badly- the operative is the imperialist feels the native would instigate such behavior if he had the chance (naturally it is pre-emptive thinking, screw unto others before they screw unto you). How can collectivism be addressed if we don’t address this?

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