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    From Nations to Corporations

    I thought about it, and didn't really know where to start. At what point did the real interplay of power shift from nations to corporations? Or what were the critical points? Or has this even happened? Or have extragovernmental parties always had the power? It just seems like the kind of...
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    Frank Ramsey

    Frank Ramsey was, from what I gather, a strikingly promising logician and thinker who operated in the Cambridge environment and dealt frequently with Keynes, Wittgenstein and Russell. He died at 26 years old, with much potential left unrealized. At least, that is the image that historians paint...
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    Colors and Ideas

    I was thinking about how one's spirituality and personality could be influenced by the colors of one's environment, or more broadly by the aesthetics of one's environment. These spiritual/personal qualia could, in turn, come to inform/determine ideology. What difference is there, across...
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    Realistic applications of metamodernism

    While the point of this thread is to generate useful and quotidian applications for this otherwise abstruse ideology, I'm afraid I must start off with a more academic application: hermeneutics. @catalog the gadamer/ricoeur stuff could help us out here - I'm unfamiliar with the two. By...
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    The Ismopticon: A Metric for Ideology

    Thanks to @catalog 's suggestion regarding psychotopography, I got to reconsidering the psyche- element, attempting to focus more on ideology, which seems to be best encapsulated in ismos, which is usually used as the suffix -ism. Thus psychotopography becomes ismotopography. Still needs work...
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    Noocracy: The Intelligent as Civil Servants?

    I have been ruminating on the concepts of classes determined by intelligence, indiscriminate of many other factors such as race and gender, and what kinds of problems would emerge from such a structure. Then I thought about it not in terms of class (although that is still a contending factor)...
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    Psychotopography

    edit: "Psychotopography" (the mapping of psychic locations/places) has been reconfigured as "Ismonautics" (the exploration of ideologies). Psychotopography would consist of the plotting of courses from one psychic place/state, or topos, to another. This would include, but may not necessarily...
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    On a Second-Order Pragmatism

    Could be the next step in formalizing/constructing some kind of theory machine. What is meant by these terms? "Second-Order" inherits from second-order cybernetics, which, to my understanding, can more or less be summarized as such: If first-order cybernetics involves an observer of a world...
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    Dissensus Coronavirus Hub

    "Sometimes being scared is an act of courage." - Sergio Benvenuto This will be informed by collective input. If there are any important questions that you do not see addressed in the original post, just mention them, and I will update it. If you have sources that address one or more of the...
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    The distribution of computing

    Just having set up a BOINC account with a Gridcoin wallet, I got to thinking about how this all works, technically, and what it all means, philosophically. Anyone have any experience with BOINC or any other crowdsourced research or distributed computing? Granted, the philosophical...
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    On creating new systems, new languages

    Still a stranger here, no doubt, but I do find this place to be a sort of haven. Much of the talk of music floats past me, but I very much admire the sustained curiosity and intellect on show here at dissensus. Presumably like many other latecomers, I drifted this way thanks to the enduring...
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    When faced with an overwhelming task...

    For all that seems to be said about our day, there is not, I believe, a shortage of things to process. I'm working on a method of research that I would love opinions/feedback on, a method that, I hope, may be found to be of use to similarly inclined individuals. Using Numbers, the Mac...
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