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Stan
08-21-2016
09:13 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 118
This makes a lot of sense. It offers a direction-related notion of how civilizations are constructed. That is, who benefits.
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Stan
08-21-2016
08:17 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 29
Perhaps that's the goal... Google appears to be working on this... They not only follow what we do on the Internet, but also where we go on a daily basis. I went to a retirement party at a restaurant recently. A few days later, a message from Google appeared on my phone asking me to provide my impression of the restaurant. I hadn't indicated to any APP that I was interested in that restaurant. Yet, Google knew that I had been there.
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LJV137@AOL.COM
12-02-2014
04:01 PM ET (US)
General comment
NEED TO CONTINUE: GAME MACHINE and NSA, interesting. I see the technology of BigData essential for humanity to function as a viable organism with great diversity. As I posit in UPLIFT, there is NO WAY to transFORM humankind into Humanity, it can only be achieved by Societal Metamorphosis (in metaphor) replacing Civilization with Humanity.

I will attempt to copy these replies to your email, as I am not sure you will be notified. I feel this medium, QuickTopic, remains one of the most useful for multiple dialog - but here I couldn't REPLY to you comment - which I can do in QuickDoc. I abandoned this when I couldn't generate sufficient responses.
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LJV137@AOL.COM
12-02-2014
03:56 PM ET (US)
General comment
Andre, I can't imagine how you discovered this remote, unused site; but WELCOME. I will dialog with you in more detail elsewhere. Your definition of yourself as a "generalist", but not "inter-disciplinary" resonates we me, although I have used transdiscplinary for myself.

I googled van Vogt ("t" no "h") and will put reading on my far too long leading list - I will be 80 next month, with a reading list that would take centuries to complete, and with new titles being added daily.

I agree that a GAME MACHINE
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agaudwin@hotmail.com
11-27-2014
01:28 PM ET (US)
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Did you read "Le monde des Ā "? In English The World of Null-A" [Non-AristotÚlicien]
The author, Van Vogh, (A Canadian living in the US in 1946) has been influenced by Alfred Korsibsky's Science and Sanity," in which the concept "The map is not the territory" was developed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Korzybski If you didn't, you should. It takes place in a future world, where all the personal data and all "social networks" are completely mapped by a computer the size of a city, dubbed "The Game Machine" by the populace. In which every individual of the world must eventually live in for a period of time to go through a series of aptitude tests, control by the Game Machine, to learn which role it will assign them to play in the world. To me, Van Vogh"s The World of Null-A is as relevant to NSA today, as Jules Vernes' Voyage to the Moon was to NASA in the 60s.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2012
04:33 AM ET (US)
General comment
Glisten, and others - I don't know why I abandoned this. I would like to renew it. Within is my definition of CIVILIZATION and why I feel we must go Beyond Civilization (also the title of a book by Daniel Quinn). I don't know whether you will be alerted by this post a few years after.
Larry
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michael
10-09-2010
11:51 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
Why can't I edit my comments the following day? I wanted to add "At some point it would be helpful to provide references (hyperlinks) that support your arguments. Many are opinions that aren't always convincing to me", rather than entering a new comment.
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michael
10-09-2010
11:40 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 109
What period are you referring to? The rise of the great civilizations of history seems to me to have been conscious and intentional.
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michael
10-09-2010
11:36 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 108
Even today, this xenophobia results in tribal conflicts, despite authority.
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michael
10-09-2010
11:34 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 107
Perhaps a qualifier would be appropriate - "often" by tyrannical methods
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michael
10-09-2010
11:29 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 106
Could this detail be addressed now, As an introduction, rather than later? It would provide a context in which to view Uplift.
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michael
10-09-2010
03:01 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 104
Ditto.
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michael
10-09-2010
02:57 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 103
I think you would find that many, besides myself, would disagree that the COSMOS cannot be directly experienced. How can you posit the existence of the COSMOS if it can't be (hasn't been) experienced?
Edited 10-09-2010 03:00 AM
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michael
10-09-2010
02:52 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 95
I would disagree. I believe we can have experiences with no reference to anything.
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