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Love for Lust

I wonder if that, over the long-game of global civilisation and cultural evolution, human beings might eventually attain sufficient maturity and fluid subjectivity…

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Untangled

Who among us is prepared to give up their most closely held beliefs, their own cultural and historically-contextual meanings for adaptive truth and a better world ?

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Dysfunctional

Dysfunctional…

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Inertia

If it has become (all too painfully) obvious that bureaucratic inertia and the endemic stagnation of administrative hierarchies everywhere is a global problem and everywhere apparent, this tells us something about the nature of the issue. That is not to say (as so many people do) “oh, that’s just the way it is everywhere” and […]

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Relative Intelligence

I’m not entirely confident in the marketing, PR and hype surrounding the notional “Intelligence” characterised in emerging contemporary applications and technologies. The kinds of sophistication and mental processing (on a spectrum towards consciousness and self-awareness) constitutive of authentic intelligence appears to be anything other than what is being achieved by these narrowly defined intelligent machines […]

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Warbots

Death and the autonomous war robot. This cat may, it seems, be at least partially out of the bag already…

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Matrix

…assumptions about the essential characteristics or axioms of any system of explanation are specific (delimited) to that system of explanation…

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Deep Dive

…we are living in an accelerating moment in which the sane and rational present paradigm might become the quaint or absurdly inconsistent (or at least incomplete) assumption of an earlier era…

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Locked

I find myself questioning many of the assumptions that the global paradigms of organisational hierarchy and bureaucratic dysfunction are founded upon. Those same hierarchies and floundering, listless corporations and nations are constitutive of a very specific, very closed world-view. This world-view is one which privileges and selects for those opinions and minds which are either […]

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Organisational Self(-ish)

The mystifying, proliferating inefficiencies of our vast and sprawling global bureaucracies illustrate clearly (yet perhaps also in some measure opaquely) the raison d’etre of administrative systems everywhere.  That purpose and identifiable essential reason is the proliferation of their own continued existence.  Whether or not it should be considered as though seen through some conspiratorial filter […]