You're probably familiar with The Tower of Babel.
This story from 2242 BC was a post-Flood rebellion against God by Noah's descendants. God judged them by dividing the single language into multiple language families. As these groups spread out and became isolated, certain features (e.g. skin shade, eye shape) became dominant in certain groups. Among many things, the story teaches us important lessons about unity and the sins of pride.
As you'll notice today, the themes we see everywhere in media and politik revolve around unity and pride. This form of unity and pride point to a forced movement toward what the establishment describes as a new world order. It's described as a paradigm shift involving a great reset, which will bring humanity into an era of peace, prosperity and goodwill under a single, global government.
And yet, this great reset is tethered to an old system of subsystems, all of which is breaking down.
In other words, this paradigm, connected to the old world, is not functioning well. It's not working the way it's supposed to. It's on it's way out.
More importantly: As the current paradigm fades away, a mass awakening happens all around us.
We awaken to the ways we have been deceived. How we've been manipulated. How we've suffered unnecessarily. Also, how we've been complicit in living the realities that come with all of it, be it financial, health-related, environmental, social, or otherwise.
More and more of us are opting out of a society we don't want, and one that doesn't want us.
Now comes the time when we imagine another kind of world, and what that entails in physical reality without relying on the systems of old.
Amid conversations about artificial general intelligence, transhumanism, the metaverse, globalism 2.0 and the like, we tend to forget that none of these elements comprise a reality that we may choose willingly, nor are they existential threats unless we allow them to be.
In other words, they are predominantly illusions tied to narratives that are prescribed to us.
The challenge lies with not being able to see a different world that reveals to us the physical mechanics of how things actually work. Some of this does have to do with understanding how things work now and how they worked before, and the other part involves working through scenarios that enable us to actually visualize how this new world operates.
This is where a new kind of simulation comes into play.
I've written extensively about what simulation development looks like in terms of breaking away from dialectic thinking, visualizing inference-based logic, designing with nature and how to solve systemic problems to create an autonomous new world.
The graphic below is a simple distillation of the concept. First principles involve visualizing a world you desire (seeing) that is different from the current one, then understanding its mechanics (how it works), then building its operating infrastructure (software, hardware, middleware, physical components).
It is also critical that people humble themselves to do these things, and to align with others in small groups to bring these things into the physical world. Humility and clarity are great bedfellows in the design of resilient systems that benefit anyone and everyone.
In a civilization rapidly moving away from an old paradigm, in part due to its own collapse, it is the humble human being nested in small, humble groups that does the biggest, boldest things to catalyze real change for humanity.
We are also transitioning into a stronger and stronger awareness of where we are, who we are, and what we really want for ourselves and our fellow human beings.
Many of us already know that this transition has nothing to do with a "Great Reset". That narrative, and its corresponding half-baked vision, are descending into a theater of the absurd. It is the veritable Tower of Babel acting as a sickened contortionist.
"Ze vision for ze new world is upon us. We have seen ze light of humanity!" bloviates Klaus Schwab (not paraphrased, but pretty damn close), like the depraved, monomaniacal Nazi he is.
In other words, there is no there there. At least not in any discernible terms which define the benefits for humanity writ large.
In truth, all of this culminates, literally, in an imprecise vision for the world that can be accessed in a simulation of alternate realities, or, it is the imprecise capturing of matrices that can be accurately pictured in one’s imagination such that they are deconstructed, thrown away, and built in a different form. Or a combination of both.
In any case, our Babel moment ends with the acceptance that we can at once call out the artificial reality that is prescribed to us for exactly what it is, and simultaneously, in envisioning something else that is physically better than anything we’ve experienced in any reality that has been observed in our recorded history.
The important point to embrace is that we must see a different set of realities, and then action them into existence... Not just because we are actually under threat, but because we need that other place to go to.
Here's to that other place. And onward we go.