The dissonance of difference serves useful purposes for the continuity of cultural sytems.
Emptiness of Self
Most of that which is “you” may not actually be you at all. What is original about you is the choices you make concerning the reconfiguration of preexisting things, concepts, objects, words, idioms and methods of self-expression.
A (perceived) ethical void in the bare-metal mechanisms of pure mathematical and statistical Reason generates that ideological and cultural reflex we see all around us as intransigent denial of demonstrable and provable facts.
Humanity spends far too much time bickering and fighting over how we will collectively move forward to ever actually get on with the very serious business of actually ensuring our own continuity, survival and ongoing tenure on this planet.
Given sufficient complexity, energy or information flow and time, the logical end-state of any particular process need not itself under analysis appear as though rationally derived or even substantively plausible.
On Introspection (as Reality)
Introspection is endless and is for all this – endlessly problematic.
The implicit inconsistency of sufficiently complex logical systems implies that ethical systems, abandoned by the metaphysical anchor of immanent divinity, must seek their own internal anchors and logical certainty.
Is Mathematics Real ?
Does mathematics exist beyond material reality in a world of perfect (Platonic) abstraction ?
Technology: Singularity and Necessity
If one day we should wake up and find that every single aspect of our lives have become so deeply steeped-in and dependent-upon digital technology that we are irrevocably cast into a secondary or supporting role, should we really be surprised ?
Multiverse, Verse and Wonder
The Anthropic Principle: To assert that the Universe must necessarily have been perfectly-tuned for the eventual emergence of your self is the Ultimate Tautology.
Having successfully equipped myself with precisely the wrong set of mental tools and concepts to survive in this particular hyper-commercial and aggressively competitive world…