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Haters Hate, Creators Create

Haters, haters, haters: they will always keep on hating,
So, give exactly zero fucks to what they say, and keep creating.
Dream so big and weird, that everyone will think you’re “nuts,”
Then, laugh until it makes you cry, while counting up your bucks.

Enjoy what you have earned… After all, you do deserve it,
But don’t forget the little guy who’s thinking he’s not worth it.
For some reason, he didn’t walk the “recommended” path,
Plus, Life’s a ‘number’s game;’ he just got left out in the math.

A day, not long ago, that lonely lunatic was you!
Remember how it felt thinking there’s nothing you could do?
You’ve finally made it to the promised land, why ever leave?
The goal was never wealth, but getting hopeless to believe.

  • Not Chris Hoeller

How Technology could Cause an Instant Global Awakening

Imagine technology that enabled 2 people’s brains to momentarily sync.

In in instant, both people would immediately not just know every thought and action each other has ever had. They would actually have experienced it (as far as they know).

Now, imagine that same technology scaled large enough to “sync” every single person on the planet, for 60 seconds.

Instant Global Awakening.

For geeks, think of:

  • Telepathy (aka Professor X).
  • Vulcan Mind Meld.

It’s the same thing, but instead of cool but impossible magic powers (Trust me that would be “Plan A,” but my extensive research of trying to grab the remote control using “The Force,” isn’t looking very promising at the moment.

However, we can invent… and as impossible as this idea sounds, it could be done, with immense R&D, a bottomless pit of money, and a lifetime.

Most (or all) of the people starting the project would never live to see the result, but it would give your life purpose. We’d be building heaven, but never get to go…

What about our kids?

…and theirs?

Randomly thought of that… the same effect is happening with the gradual extinction of privacy, and our ability to instantly communicate.

It’d still be faster, but then you run into:

Is it wrong to force everyone to do something once, if it means putting an end to so much pain? Who gets to make that decision?

Think.
Have Ideas.
Be Wrong.

Outrageous!

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I apologize for my not keeping up with, or improving, my blog.

I’ve known for a while now that a shut down of this site was coming, but what lies ahead is much better…

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

Several years ago, I had a fantastic opportunity to do what I wanted with my life. After considerable thought, I realized that my life was too complete; even though I had overcome certain adversity, the changes I needed to make were not that hard for me. So, I had only been pushed to my limits once or twice.

Building Me

After studying examples of people I aspired to achieve the same level as, I found a common thread. Upon further investigation, I found psychological evidence that supports my belief. I’m not going to get into it here, but if you are interested, search for “Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.”

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Essentially, we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.

We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are:

Sane or insane.
Saints or sinners.
Heroes or villains.

We can keep letting history tell us how good or bad we are. We can keep letting our past decide our future. Or, we can decide for ourselves.

Maybe it’s our job to build something better?

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Technology / Time = “+” / “-” Impression on Humanity

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“The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.”

  • Thomas Sowell20140323-201138.jpgI adamantly agree with this belief, even more so today than ever. Yes, technology can be an occasional annoyance, but let us not be ignorant of the convenience that it continues to improve in our lives.

Cliff Notes Genius

Wikipedia is great.

I take everything with a grain of salt, whether it be a wiki page or a well-respected book by a so-called “expert.”

I have learned so much from Wikipedia, that I don’t mind if a couple of the fine details are off. It’s opened up my mind to subject matters that I otherwise never would have touched.

For me, as a polymath / aspiring polymath, it’s all about breadth of knowledge, not depth. My “Cliff Notes knowledge” of a million subjects wins out over a specialist’s extreme details, any day.

Connecting the Dots

This is because my strength is not being super-detailed or specialized, but in being able to make out-of-this world connections between unrelated subjects. This ability allows me to walk into a room of experts and see solutions to problems that they never would have dreamed of. They still get to do the detail work that makes it actually function, but I produce the idea that enables them to get started (or the solution that allows them to get unstuck).

Autodidact

I’ve personally learned psychology, accounting, graphic design, advanced marketing, modern business methods, philosophy, basic pharmacology, and many other things from self-teaching myself online.

I have a double major in marketing and consumer science, as well as a minor in sociology from a legit college. I can honestly say that I’ve learned more about those subjects, too, from self-learning online.

College was a complete waste of time, not to mention that it screwed me over financially, due to student loans. I had to have that “piece of paper” that was supposed to land me jobs: I want to set fire to it.

Your Experience May Vary

Not to brag, but to be fair to readers of this post: I have an IQ of 170, and my personality type is an ENTP (“The Creative Inventor”). This means that not only am I technically a genius (in the 99.9998467663 percentile), but my personality type means I am primarily driven by curiosity. So, not everyone is built to be a generalist. Specialists are needed and serve an important function in society. However, there will continue to be a rise of generalists, due to technological evolution.

The Millennial Transformation (Take Over, the Breaks Over)

The next stage of societal evolution, as millennials take charge, will drastically change everything…

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Millennial = Generation Y (born sometime between the early 80’s and early 2000’s).

Millennials were the first generation to grow up with computers in their household. They speak freely, they don’t have respect for the traditional norms of society, they are less judgmental, and they post inappropriate stuff on social media.

The “old-schoolers” are disgusted by the apparent lack of respect and work ethic of the millennials, but they only appear this way due to their incredible wealth of knowledge, their ability to see through deceit, and their unwillingness to be indoctrinated or conform to the status quo.

Notwithstanding, in a short time these Millennial “delinquents” will be the ones running the show, and in my opinion are the most qualified candidates considering the rapid change in society, the adaptability required to keep up, and a strong desire for a much healthier workplace and culture.

After the Transformation

The next generation after Gen Y (the “iGeneration”) will be yet another step forward. They will reap the rewards of the successes of Generation Y’s transformation of society, but won’t have to face the struggle.

When I was 11, I was tediously learning to build crappy websites and there was no Wikipedia or Google Search to instantly make me knowledgable about what sparked my curiosity or interests. This post-Gen Y generation has access to tools as children that both educate them and increase their creativity.

My daughter can make movies, create artwork, talk to classmates, and watch YouTube videos, and she learned how to do most of it herself. Look at her and then try to state that technology doesn’t increase creative thinking.

The Lunatics of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow

Change is coming, some people are simply “ahead of the curve,” whom traditional society views as being lunatics. True innovators are always labeled crazy at first, because normal people are afraid of change and slower to catch on. But, just like every other innovation that preceded it:

  • it will be labeled as crazy.
  • slowly attract a minority.
  • have a news report saying how beneficial the change is.
  • masses will flock to the idea.
  • people will become so loyal to the idea that they don’t even believe they called it crazy in the first place.

Every. Single. Time.

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As We Move to a Truly “Connected World…”

What do you believe will be the most effective way for a user to identify themselves, as they move from one system to another?

  • An actual device — something like a watch?
  • Fingerprint ID?
  • Facial recognition?
  • Implanted RFID tag?
  • Something completely different?

All of the methods have plusses and minuses when it comes to enabling a user to be able to get access to their stuff, as themselves, from any system outside of the one in your home or car (or even to identify you in your home or car, versus another member of the family, or an imposter!).

Moving forward into a truly “connected world,” privacy is one of those things that will always be an issue, but will never truly be solved. Something that we always have to take seriously, by attempting to prevent unethical invasions of privacy, but will never end.

In order for a “connected world” to be truly intuitive and user-friendly, some privacy must be sacrificed to enable customized experiences to be created for the customer.