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In other news, today's chest workout is going very well, despite all the bees that have taken up residence in the gym

That or people learn some communication skills. But that's clearly not realistic

On reflection actually, coops don't work, and you need a strong leader to rule with an iron fist

Welcome to my new conference Paradigm Shift: 2020, new visions, new ideas, bold futures, radical imaginings

Session 1: SEO in the age of blockchain
Session 2: Deep Neural Networks for targeted ads
Session 3: How VR can assist your remote sales team
Session 4: Blockchain for targeted ads
Session 5: My Incredible Success Story by Archie Braveson, or How I Bravely Combatted Ignorance and Prejudice To Promote My Sales Seminars Against All The Odds
Session 6: AI on the Blockchain for Targeted Ads

WHEREAS the production of value reaches limits of supply (ecology) and limits of demand (hunger, thirst, shelter having been satisfied), and the solving of these problems moving from complex to merely complicated, the new sorting mechanism is assigning the privilege of reality to the virtual.

Scarcity is no longer of things, but of THING-NESS. There are vastly more potential objects than there are real ones, and we can watch the potentials scramble to be born, to win the prize of actuality.

The REIFICATION of Action: From 'potential to actual' to 'virtual to physical'

The new mechanics of materiality

I have this... friend ... who's microdosing with mushrooms but uh, SHE, keeps on taking loads and actually tripping. What should my friend do?

Looking at my linkedin connection requests: everybody wants me to save them

Me saying something extremely intelligent: we are all a chimera of sorts...

I was a guest on this podcast talking about Wobbly, and the fusion of agile and FOSS that we use to make it

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Me, to seemingly everyone: oh yeah no, I'm waiting for game of thrones to end, then I'll start watching it, when I know it's complete

Me, secretly: I'm waiting for game of thrones to end so that you weak minded fools forget about it and I don't have to hear references to Gardlyke the Goblin or whatever ever again

An ancient Phoenician curse: may your website be poorly optimised for mobile

Once you know how to listen it's pretty easy from there

If you want to see one of the medium options for the climate war, look at Syria-Iraq. US, Russia, Iran, Turkey, ISIS, Rojava. Even where there's "good guys" (which for me is Rojava, your mileage may vary), it's still pretty bad. A lot of good people have died. Avoiding this outcome for the entire world is a pretty big task but that's the one for our era so we need to do it.

My first suggestion would be: do a facilitation workshop. Learn how to listen and to enable listening. Listening is key.

For this best case scenario to occur, we need much more robust communication systems, pretty much everywhere.

States aren't going to disappear in 20 years, but they may be rivaled more by non-states, or non-territorial states. Regardless, the bandwidth internal to all organisations needs to be increased and used more effectively, and the bandwidth between organisations likewise needs to improve.

And not all organisations should survive. It's going to get messy but it's more exciting than 2005

If you think the UK negotiating with the EU over import duties is bad, wait until you have every nation on earth negotiating over how much farmland they can have.

As soon as geo-engineering comes into the mix, you are going to have an armed struggle between states and non-states. The best case scenario is that this struggle is relatively limited in scale and mainly takes place through economic sanctions and strong words over negotiating tables.

Are you building infrastructure for the upcoming climate war? And what side are you building infrastructure for?

Fact* 1: The amount of carbon that has already been emitted is enough to cause a mass extinction event.

Fact 2: To avoid mass extinction requires global coordination on carbon removal

Fact 3: Atmospheric carbon isn't a one dimensional value. Choices will be made that determine the value of land

Fact 4: Land value causes war

*I haven't researched this, so, it's more like "Fact"

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