Life Centered Design.
If you tell me, I will listen. If you show me, I will see.
But if you let me experience, I will learn. - 老子
The Quantization of Reality is a Totalitarian Fallacy. Let Go or Be Dragged. #Ideas
"It's somehow in the nature of man, to provide simplifying explanations of the bewildering complexity of phenomena around us" - Valentino Braitenberg
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." - Lao Tzu
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" - Confucius
A great tragedy of the downfall of religion in the west has been that generations of men with highly religious tendencies were forced to filter their magical world-views through the lens of Scientism & Techno-Mysticism. The result has been a disaster of biblical proportions.
Theory: Words such as synthetic (as in "synthetic biology") or artificial (as in "artificial intelligence") are popular, cause they provide us with a fake sense of control, certainty & separation. Talking about creating *real* intelligence or life is a very different ballgame.
I find it astonishing how deeply ingrained the notion of "Progress" is in contemporary culture. The idea that there is a singular point in the distant future we are racing towards and things keep getting "better", is deeply religious and unscientific.
"Life needs to be uncertain at times if we are to stay alert and alive to different possibilities and perspectives" - dave snowded
"Yesterdays certainty is todays dogma. Hence a need for continuous cultivation of our belief systems (situated in mind & body of individuals and groups). Maintaining a level of uncertainty is critical for the functioning of any system"
@samim: It puzzles me that all popular work management strategies (Agile, Scrum, Cynefin, etc.) don't include even basic insights/habits from mindfulness studies. Why?
@snowden: What ‘insights’ do you think are neglected?
@samim: active state management (meditation) and multimodal rituals (qi-gong) help to operationalise group serendipity in information-rich and attention-poor environments.
Thoughts on the Generative, Creative Economy - by Samim. In the Zin "Seeds - Issue 3":