Category Archives: Eldering

“One Indiana, Two Indiana….”

Teach the Hoosier children to count seconds “One Indiana, Two Indiana….” :- Doug.

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Turn good

Whenever you envision a danger in a future, find a way to turn it to good. :- Doug.

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Altruists as primary work

Maybe one future is that some of us will become altruists as our primary work. :- Doug.

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And education

In one future education will be so important even into old age, we’ll consider the necessaries to be food, clothing, shelter, and education. :- Doug.

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Why wouldn’t we?

In the centralized regime, the kill decision goes to the commanders. In the democracies to the individual pilot. In one future to the bots and algorithms. (Why wouldn’t we—they can assimilate more information, and decide faster.) :- Doug.

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Audacious and wrenching

This is audacious: to change humanity. This is wrenching: to tell your utter naked whole truth. :- Doug.

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Last years of humankind

What should society be so that in its last years humankind will give its brightest light? :- Doug.

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Manual labor first to go?

Manual labor may be the first to go to the bots. Now is the time to move humankind to meaning work: the work of finding and making meaning in the weave of life. :- Doug.

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This is a course in audacity

This is a course in philosophy This is a course in action This is a course in responsibility This is a course in far sight This is a course in audacity Which is to say this eldering Is a course … Continue reading

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Reach utter truth

One of the greatest gifts an elder can leave is to reach out to the other in utter truth. :- Doug.

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Heroic this work

Heroic it is to work for generations who may never know your name, nor profit from your efforts. :- Doug.

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A present rich

We live in a present rich in futures. :- Doug.

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The outcome of all futures

What’s the outcome of all these futures? Life gets better in all those things that will be done for us, all the better health and increasing life spans, freeing us to work on: meaning; more meaningless chasing after a buck; … Continue reading

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As humans become useless

As humans become useless we risk the progression: abandonment, denial of privacy and specialness, segregation, decay, dementia, death. Also perhaps as a species. :- Doug.

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Putting away our aged and infirm

If we put away our aged and infirm, that is, those who are irrelevant and useless, what do we expect our creations to do with us? Do we set these people aside because of irrelevancy and uselessness, or a little … Continue reading

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Toys and tools our creations

Toys and tools our creations have been and soon we could be to them except we’ve always proved more complex than our thoughts :- Doug.

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Life gets better no surprise

Life gets better ought not be a surprise: that’s what we worked toward all along! :- Doug.

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