Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

The basic message of radical non-duality is that “all there is, is this”, inexplicable, timeless, eternal, and impossible for the human mind to fathom. That there is no time, space, purpose or meaning, no thing apart. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

It’s just a hopeless wishful rant, but its tone of exhaustion and bewilderment is telling: My message, as an aging Gen X-er to millennials and those coming after them, is: Go get us. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). This was included as a feature of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan, as well as a feature of the Advanced Threat Protection add-on for non-E5 customers.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. Messages go through formal, legitimate channels. Can reduce the noise of community chatter and be purposeful about listening to widely separated perspectives. ” Can gather a community’s message and broadcast it.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The group had such a flurry of messages which made me feel very unproductive in my work because I had my smartphone lying next to my laptop, and every time I looked at the new messages. Organizations increasingly expect employees to immediately respond to work-related messages.

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

There is no meaning or purpose to anything, no reason ‘why’, no causality, and no time in which things change or evolve, although we want and believe there to be. That’s a message that the self-afflicted individual cannot possibly accept.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

Students of such systems began to think of the evolution of the universe and of life on Earth as a type of game, and began to speculate on whether or not this game had a ‘purpose’ or not, with spiritualists and agnostics taking opposing sides.

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Self-Impression

How to Save the World

The message we shared was the same elegant, uncompromising, hopeless message I’ve written about ad nauseam on this blog. Mine has probably always been more comfortable than most, and my appreciation of the message of radical non-duality seems to have made it more so.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

While I have come, for now, to enthusiastically accept the message of radical non-duality, my self does not give up easily, and it is (you may have noticed) quite enthralled with the idea and practice of self-enquiry. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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

How to Save the World

We’ see trees and other ‘separate’ things, with names and boundaries and purposes, and feel obliged to assign meaning and volition to what these separate things appear to be doing. Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

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All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

They’re not ready to listen to your ‘radical non-duality’ message. Why do we get depressed when it serves us no useful purpose? Selecting someone and then telling them what you want their message to be. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction.

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Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

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