Carrot and Stick

Unfortunately it appears Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley’s Brave New World were BOTH right! BNW is the carrot (consumerism and various drugs) and 1984 is the stick (total surveillance, information management and a hollow ‘democracy’). We can only hope that the darkest hour is just before the dawn… via tumblr http://ift.tt/1BrfW1D published on January 14, […]

The Emptiness of ‘Emptiness’: P2P Spiritual Knowledge and Community

Michel Bauwens points out in his article ‘If we can have p2p economics, why not p2p spirituality?’ that the dominant spiritual and economic models of a particular age often mirror each other: “Spirituality and religion always bear the hallmark of the social structures in which they were born and become embedded. Emerging religions often represent […]

“Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was….”

““Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play […]