One of the key features of the coming age is the return of the idea of impermanence. If you are a scholar of certain Eastern philosophies, you may be familiar with the idea of impermanence: that all things must break down and fade away.
But up until the last 15 years or so, the West’s “thing” has been permanence. Let’s explore this concept and follow how it continues to be undermined in the current era.
I have ten vital questions for you regarding the future of humanity. Some of these might be uncomfortable to contemplate, but if you face them head-on—even if you might not have any “solutions” at the moment—I think it puts you ahead of curve:
If some rando free app I heard from somebody on social media that plays sketchy ads for sketchy online games can effortlessly sew in my likeness in a reasonably convincing video clip from The Avengers...I think we’re done here. The Singularity has already taken place. I’m gonna go live in that artist’s hut right off the P-Town shore now.
Note: This post was originally written on November 2, 2017
One of the points I’ve tried to make on this site is that we are soon to enter another era. That many of the things the media is most concerned about are things that are passing away—not things of the most vital importance for you now, certainly not things that will prepare you for the future.
The problem is that we (most of us, run-of-the-mill humans) have already opened our lives up to the vast digital matrix that is Facebook/Google/Amazon/Apple. We are already “in the system.” We have signed off on perfectly legal “backdoors” to our own histories, our digital “footprint.”
We did this a long time ago—not just with these gigantic corporations, but with every online tom, dick, and harry who came along. We willingly ensconced ourself into that vast matrix.
We have this quarantine period as a collective because we are meant to speed up our personal evolution within a relatively extra-short amount of time. It’s like a “burst” of personal evolution, but on a massive collective scale.