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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

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The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

So I’ve started noticing and being grateful for these technologies, since I suspect future generations will see them slowly start to become unreliable or scarce, and, a few generations from now, our descendants will be mostly unaware they ever existed.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Or to blame the capitalist system that almost inevitably makes us that way. the need to be optimistic about the future for oneself and loved ones. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

They are preyed upon by a system that exploits and intensifies their misery and inexorably increases these inequalities. That system is untrammelled, unregulated, undemocratic, oligarchic, unsustainable industrial capitalism. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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Letter of Termination

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Dear Powers That Be Consortium: This is to inform you that the services your organizations have been providing to us, as our agents, no longer meet our needs, and we are terminating our agreement (the Industrial Civilization Management Agreement ) with you and will in future provide the needed services directly ourselves. We are abolishing the entire system. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

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This is how the brain evolved — as what Stewart & Cohen call a “ feature-detection system ”. But the centralized feature-detection system seemed to work well, evolutionarily, and that’s how it evolved in humans.

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What Happens in Vagus…

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Another early evolutionary trick was the emergence in the mammalian autonomous nervous system of neuroception, the autonomic fight/flight/freeze response when danger is sensed by the nervous system. But tell that to my autonomous nervous system!

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