Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

2021: Our Year of Destiny

Deepfakes have become dangerously realistic. Improving Tron Legacy using Deep Fakes (25 November 2020). Video Source: Youtube. See more deepfakes on Youtube.

I have a new post up at Patreon, for $1 and up subscribers.

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If we believe that the heavens control our fates, then we have just turned a corner into a new world, and 2021 will be our year of destiny. The Patreon post considers astrologers' claims that the December 2020 solstice and Grand Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius marked the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.

What does that mean? For a decade on this blog, I have asked the one question which lies behind all others. It informs our concerns with Trump, Brexit, the EU and the CCP, the economy, and corona. The question is simply this: Can we engage with high technology and still retain our humanity?

The catch is that humanity is not defined in terms of how we engage with technology, but in terms of the ways we experience time, through mortality and immortality. Temporal, not technological, boundaries determine our consciousnesses and consciences.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New Post at The Dragonfly: Break the Spell

"Chimpanzees pass down a ‘secret handshake’ through the generations, according to a new study." Image Source: The Crypto Crew.

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly:

Break the Spell

You cannot save the planet by destroying humanity. You cannot stop the planetary processes already at work.

This blog recently passed 4 million hits! I am extremely grateful to everyone who has taken time to stop here and read my posts over the past decade. Thank you.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

An Invitation to Regular Blog Readers

Image Source: Sporcle.

Everyone is invited to join the blog's private forum for a limited time. We also have a private Telegram group. Please DM me through my website for access.

ADDENDUM (30 December 2020): I will put my notes from the Ivan on Tech Altcoin Market free webinar from 30 December 2020 on the forum later on that same day. Access to the forum is still free for non-Patreon subscribers, up to and including 1 January 2021 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on that day (4:59 a.m. UTC on 2 January 2021). After that, access to the forum will be closed and accessible only to Patreon subscribers. Those who have entered during the holiday period of 2020 will remain in the forum. 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hallowe'en 2020: A Little Switch A Roo

Abandoned Panamanian villa near the site of disappearance of Dutch tourists. Image Source: 4chan / archive.is.

On 4 August 2020, 4chan/x/ - the forum's paranormal board - discussed the 2014 disappearance of Dutch tourists Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. They took note of  a 2020 BBC news story about a murdered band of tourists at GatĂșn Lake. They also discussed this probably-photoshopped, grisly image from Deadfleet Non 2011, thereby adding to the distressing mystery, which has circulated on the Internet for years.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Blog Forum Announcement: Covert Cryptos?

In the shift to a digitized economy, stakeholder capitalism, and commodified humanity, this blog's Discord research asks: if the global vaccination drive is administered by an AI-driven blockchain, will a cryptocurrency be used to monetize that blockchain, and if so, which one?

Discord #bookchats for Thursday and Friday September 3-4, 2020 will be canceled and replaced by chats on the forum, September 3-4, from 6 pm eastern. These are two catch-up sessions for Patreon supporters, who have access to the blog's forum.

Go to: https://hottc.forumotion.com/t25-can-blockchains-save-us-from-blockchains

I won't be on Discord for #bookchat on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Forum topics: (1) Identifying any investible cryptocurrency attached to the blockchain to be used in the global vaccination drive.  (2) AAVE, cryptos and real estate.

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