Fictional though it may ultimately be, there’s something that profoundly bewitches intellects in such aspirationally complete future states and through which psychological and tribal identities endlessly and self-reflexively define themselves, invoking meaning as this undiscoverable (or unrecoverable) endpoint or perspectival projection and horizon. After all, what better way to displace plausibly unmanageable complexity in the […]
An Unbalanced “I”
We all live in half-mirrored labyrinths through which we view this world as a kaleidoscopic, reflective collage of our own dreams, hopes and desires. It is a necessary function of individuality (or ego) to be structured this way – as though “from an inside looking out” – but the difference and differentiation between inner and […]
The conceptual abstraction of a central anchor or point of cognitive, cultural or communications system leverage is a fiction. Language and the underlying existential facts of individuated biological persistence furnish us with misleading intuitions regarding identity and all associated truths. A conceptual center is the abstraction upon and through which we reflexively self-validate various teleologies […]
Decision-making: Ego is the Blind-spot
The single biggest barrier to good decision making is believing that the complexity of our world can be captured in singular lists or taxonomies which are easily communicated and become objects of salience in a landscape of information over-abundance to minds which are struggling to cope with all the noise. There is no one solution, […]
There may be something tragically inevitable in the procedural hollowing-out of social lives in an era of accelerating and technologically-mediated hyper-connectivity.
Quieting the Ego
Psychological closure or completion of an isolated ego remains a functional, technological and sociological impossibility.
Is Your Inner Narrative You ?
That little voice inside your head – is that really who you are ? That reflective, incessant narrator of self…
It doesn’t actually matter from within a labyrinth of reflections that all that is being seen is an endless repetition of sameness and continuity: it only takes a pair of mirrors to emulate infinity.
Where successfully arguing a point becomes more important than being correct, it doesn’t really matter when you really are correct…
Continuity of Civilisation
There may be an irresolvable existential bottleneck between self-seeking commercial incentives and the long-term continuity of human civilisation.
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 ?
Ego and Empire
I find myself endlessly amazed that we have not yet grown past the Age of Empire and Ego…