Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Livejournal Style or "perpetual motion machines of the second kind"

Listening to: Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 12 Minute Workout)
Mood: Moody

It's the end of the world, or at least the current world. Soon we'll be on to another one. 2005. Damn. How time flys through and all around you while you're busy living.

Older people always used to tell me time went faster as you got older. "Bullshit" I thought. But, it's pretty true, at least most of the time. Time in general is speeding up on one track. Processes are faster. Event duration keeps getting cut down to almost no time. What do we do with all that spare energy? Does it just fly out the window and burn up? "Energy can be converted from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed."

(I <3 Wikipedia.)

Probably not. I think people fill that time with more shopping. But seriously, technologicaly we are getting more advanced - but to what end? Endless entertainment? A diversion until the planet blows up?

Don't panic.

There is another way.

This is a gigantic chunk of my thinking. A kind of third way, a middle path between techno-oblivion and luddite counter-revolution. A melding of archaic practices and warp speed innovation. All the peices are here. It will only take design practices that don't exist yet, and almost can't be grasped.


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