Tao 80

Toward a sustainable society: Nations, corporations, and other institutions are kept small. In amassing too much power they become rigid and reckless toward humanity. The evolution of technology continues to augment human abilities, Yet it is understood that technological advances do not necessarily imply solutions to humanity’s struggles. Imperialistic ventures are abandoned, Even as technology … Continue reading

Making sense of Occupy Wall Street

One of the criticisms I often hear regarding the Occupy movements is that it is unclear is to what they’re all about.  To help shed a little light, here’s a terrific interview with author and scholar, Chris Hedges, and Democracy Now host, Amy Goodman.

Tao 74

If people are not afraid of death, Threats do not affect them. If death is common, The executioner’s threats mean very little. Death is inherent to the world, But to play the role of executioner Is to be an unskilled carpenter Whose hand is inevitably cut. All 81 chapters of our version of the Tao … Continue reading

Tao 65

Originally, those who aligned themselves with Tao did not try to pass their wisdom on to others. It was thought that this wisdom would be manipulated and distorted for clever purposes. Leaders who use cleverness intervene and take advantage of society. Leaders who do not use cleverness selflessly allow for change that benefits society. To … Continue reading

Tao 59

To live as an example for others and be in accordance with Tao Is to be least invasive, exerting one’s will minimally, without thought of self. This is what it means to be Virtuous. A Virtuous society holds the potential to work out any problem. With time, nothing is impossible. A Virtuous person can guide … Continue reading

World Wide Mind

Michael Chorost is a technology theorist with an unusual perspective: his body is the future. In 2001 he went completely deaf and had a computer implanted in his head to let him hear again. This transformative experience inspired his first book, Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human, in which he wrote about … Continue reading

Tao 46

Should Tao ever prevail as a form of governance, Order will emerge as a product of our natural inclinations. So long as Tao does not prevail, Order is premised on coercion. The challenge to Taoist governance is ambition. No greater threat than desire, No greater misfortune than discontent, No greater calamity than wanting and taking … Continue reading

Julian Assange Arrested in London

As the title states:  Julian Assange arrested.  Amy Goodman breaks it down. And from Wired.com:  Why Wikileaks is Good for America.      

In the spirit of contemplating the internet…A link for you!

As the future of the internet goes, so goes the future of humanity.  The internet and world-wide web, which I admit I only recently learned are not exactly synonymous, affect society in many profound ways, not only providing certain conveniences and luxuries to individual people but also shaping discourses and spreading information en masse.  As … Continue reading