When I say “eco-futurism”, I’m thinking of an ecological movement that has the passion that futurism once had
I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.
This, essentially, is the summary of Homo Deus as a whole. We have embraced a liberal / humanist / capitalist society and from our point of view it’s hard to see how any other option could possibly be the ‘right’ one. By examining our history, we realise that nothing is fixed and we have the power, if we want, to shape the values of the future if we chose to do so.
Back in 1911, the English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead said that “civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.”
The Internet Vs. The Care of Your Soul
1. No laptop in bed.
No internet for at least 30 minutes before you got to sleep.
Nothing on your feed reader that posts more than X times per Y.
Being bored does not mean you have to check your email.
Don’t only read websites related to subjects you know inside and out.
For every X feeds that you add to your reader, remove Y.
Don’t read email on your phone.
If an email upsets you, never respond immediately.
Think about the motivations behind the blogs you subscribe to.
Don’t read the comments.