One thing I hope to do with this blog is to help others think more critically about their life, their life path, the lives of others and the direction of the world. To do that I think it might be helpful to share what I think about from time to time. I generally have a text in my phone that I am writing to myself to remember at a later date. I believe that like writing, verbalizing and sending to myself helps me remember some stuff. It is also good to look back and see what I was thinking at various times. Below is the set of texts that I’ve sent myself in the past few months. Let me know if you find anything interesting.
Take one product and see how many improvements we can think of. There is a danger that when old friends meet they will only talk of the past. Saturday night 5-28-02016 dreams. Evel knievel. Going up jump inside. A semi trailer is to of ramp (only appears as he is about to take off and he hits his head and doesn’t jump. We are in a building and I am freaking out at an old roommate in a place that our 3rd roommate is there checking. We didn’t have a 3rd roommate though. Weird. At the Evel Knievel jump there were 2 attractive sisters. Bodybuilders. I went back to find them. Then a building fell down outside ours from and earthquake. We were standing there in or building not moving waiting for our building to fall I guess. Then I remembered something that in my dream dad said to me about don’t wait for it to fall whatever anyone says get out so I got out a window and started helping people
We already use technology to do so many things. We can text is near to telepathy. Writing is similar to expanding your memory as is Facebook (for stuff like remembering people’s birthdays) enhanced reality will be when more so. If you tell your computer or Facebook or write down to remember someone’s birthday is it any less genuine just because you didn’t remember it yourself? But the same for designing things. If you are just reading a design guideline where do you start and where is it mostly the design guideline? Just because new technology helps us remember old lessons faster does that change our relationship with it? If we have Wikipedia on hand does that make certain conversations obsolete? What will we focus on? Knowing each other more? Is that the last thing we can focus on knowing because it’s the last mystery since people lives aren’t all on the Internet?
Video games is similar to the Matrix. It’s also similar to teleporting. Quantum entanglement. Works at a distance if we can read stuff that small and it can be 1 of 2 states why can’t it be binary band read at vast distances? What does it mean to be Christian? I haven’t gotten many Christian responses to my questions about Christianity
Share real costs of things with people. Of course people don’t know what stuff costs since money is right after politics and religion on by talking points. Funny how what you drive elicits different responses from people. If I pull up in a 57 Chevy I get a different response than if I pull up in a Prius. Am I any different of a person?
Like my question to myself about how much can you take out of milk and it still be milk the same thing applies to Christianity how far can you remove yourself and still say you’re a Christian. What parts can different groups call themselves Christian and agree or diagree on? . How to Achieve? What is really important in life? List of things I’ve failed at. List of things I’ve done well at. future world Movie. How can we make tractors able to be adapted quickly to individual farmer needs? Rapid prototyping, Etc. Do we want to try to start a race track Automotive destination? How can I get more clear Direction more often at work? Funny that I’m taking notes talking to my phone and trying to think of something that’s a pain and this is something that is a pain I can only fit a small number of characters in a text. Is there a way to make a better note keeping audio device or is there probably already one around? 2nd round of Disney leaders after nine old men didn’t want the younger generation to move up as fast and so stifled creativity.
Want to read Elliot Rodgers my twisted life. What gets someone so twisted up?
6-21-02016 (In Texas)
Met Issac in the mall (Dallas, TX). He is just starting studying engineering. He is from south Korea where this guy who claimed to be the 2nd coming of Jesus was from. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Mission_Society_Church_of_God
Why is it illegal to use poison gas in war but not to shoot each other? Maybe if we had the threat of really hurting each other we’d end the wars faster. Jealousy is rooted in lacking belief in abundance 7-4-02016 I watched a YouTube video series about the human genome. And then ordered a book about it. A bit of a departure from my recent space fascination but does kinda fall into the transhuman realm.
List of future words. Transhuman. Quantum I physics. Freezing people. Nano technology. . Dark matter. Electric car. Telomeres. Singularity. Solar power. Abundance. Singulairty. Basic income. Mars. Autonomous car. Virtual reality augmented reality. Artificial intelligence. Sort of like list of new speak from 1984. Although that was sort of bad. It’s 5:12 am. I’m. Waiting for dad to wake up to go to the barn. Of course I forgot my books at my brothers. So I’m looking at the Internet.
(I ended up writing a blog based on the future words idea – The Future)
I guess there are people who will always be upset. There will be people who will always believe the world is against them. You can’t make them change their thoughts. But for some people you can show them a better way.the best way to do that is to live your life as joyously as possible and invite others to do the same and walk with you as much as they want to. Long vs short term help. Unfortunately giving people some money now might not be the best use of the money. Maybe investing in technology for the future is better. We talk ourselves into that saving for our retirement is the most imp thing but is it? If the goal is happy life years we can certainly buy more of that now with smaller investments in other countries than in our own futures. I should talk with Finley about that. Need to provide people access to information and invite them to use it.
The only way to stop violence is to expose people to people who are different than them in a safe environment. See American History X how the Nazi guy turns to be okay with black guys after he talks with the one in an environment where he can’t harm him. How do we change people’s minds? Exposure. People feel threatened but really few people want to fight.
How should we deal with people who are ignorant or violent? Should we kill them? should we lock them up? if we lock them up when would we ever let them go? There is a similar problem with the mentally ill in that you can’t really trust them. That’s the problem with people who have previously been violent as you can never be sure if they renounce their violence. Could it be possible to convince people who have a religious belief to kill other people that that is wrong and returned from their ways? I’m not sure if that’s even possible. Did Muhammad said no one would come after him as a prophet? If so this could cause some issues for the Nation of Islam.
We know how to make a working spaceship. We just need to make a little earth and a sun to power it 🙂 sun is a bit inefficient as it wastes a ton of energy. If we could slow it down it’d last a lot longer. Short vs long term thinking. How to make world work for everyone. Can’t let Venezuela go to dark ages based on oil tanking even if they didn’t plan well. You wouldn’t let your brother starve. We are all brothers (and sisters). People need to understand genes to see we are all 99% the same. .that (could) stop the ignorance of racial violence. also understanding could stop ignorance (fear) about gmo’s. (Could repost old wheel life articles on jalopnnik to get exposure). Build an “Eccentric” trailer park. They might be hard to sell after they were built. But they’d be cool. And have a community shop. Could have a few “normal” apartments available while people were building their houses. 7th day Adventist emerged from Henry miller who wrongly predicted the end of the earth. .and Jehovah’s witnesses were heavily influenced by 7th day Adventist beliefs. Could you heat the ground in winter and keep growing plants? How much energy would that take? Like in floor cement heating. Use water and hoses? Or heated steel rods in ground? Only need for flowers or crops. I guess not for trees. Would crops grow then though? Better to work on growing plants more efficiently or transcending plants? Soylent. Or making our bodies make everything we need from anything. We should work to make the world work for everyone. We shouldn’t try to hoard things to save for the future if someone could use it today. Ex: I shouldn’t hoard money that people could use now. There are people starving through no fault of their own except circumstance. I certainly don’t deserve to have enough to buy whatever food I want whenever. Bran Ferren applied minds.