I unironically prayed many a night for my loved ones before I was about nine years old, that’s when I learned about the inquisition. I honestly miss the sincere praying, my prayers are no longer known to be heard like back then.
The inquisition taught me that there are those in Catholicism and Christianity that just use religion to exploit, they have nothing to do with the faith. And so I lost my faith.
Not long after I was introduced to the concept of explaining all of creation with science, which had an appeal. But I eventually realized that humans are probably (in our current form at least) neither capable or intelligent enough to truly KNOW such a thing. So hence agnosticism has been my spiritual outlook for most of my adult life. And honestly, for now at least, I think being able to believe that there is more to reality, and that the magic of creation is indeed magical, than no meaning whatsoever is an extremely important thing for human psychology. We need meaning.
This device could be a great equalizer for the intelligence of individuals, we could all be genius level people. The robots could do the work that geniuses don’t want to do.
I feel like a neural implant monitoring brain function is closer than the neurallink that Musk’s team is working on. I am sure the idea isn’t new, but that would be possibly useful for people like me, you could possibly have an alert system for cognitive disruption during a breakdown. I could be a more socially integratable person then.
I have decided to concentrate on my photography from now on in terms of what I do creatively, in my photo journal my latest entry will be the last for the year. I will still be blogging as well. I am planning to publish the first two decades of my journal as a photobook in January 2020.
Edit: Bah! I started more fiction on wattpad, why not? I feel like it right now.
I was writing about socialism/communism and how it could work better if it were built on top of late capitalist countries (“Altered Carbon” makes me terrified that this is mid-stage capitalism) instead of being used to force countries into the industrial age like in the Soviet Union or China. Besides those were two types of communism, there are so many to chose from, including democratic human rights oriented types, including freedom of religion.
Second, it offers a political program meant to directly appeal to the material interest of the working class. It is relatively straightforward to insert ecologically beneficial policies within the already existing movements around the decommodification of basic needs like “Medicare for All” or “Housing for All.” The climate crisis in particular is centered upon sectors absolutely vital to working-class life — food, energy, transport. The goal should be to use this scientifically declared emergency to build a movement to take these critical sectors under public ownership to at once decarbonize and decommodify them.
Some radical solutions to the climate crisis.
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You know with a medical team monitoring my mental stability every day I could function in politics I feel since I am usually stable.