I would like to attempt to help raise everyone's awareness of what is going on in Venezuela. I have a friend who lives there who has agreed to do a Q+A on Discord in order to help people learn more about what people there are going through. It would be awesome if you guys could go read his story and contribute to the conversation. https://discord.gg/NJcd2ey
Facebook recently announced their own cryptocurrency. Let's talk about this. Bitcoin (and others) was designed to take the power of controlling currency out of the hands of fallible people. Some say that's good, some bad. Facebook is putting together a consortium of the world's largest corporations to make a global currency that they control. I think almost anyone would agree that this would be an immense human rights issue. But will that stop people from using something so "convenient"?
You can actually watch the Mars 2020 Rover being built over a Livestream! https://youtu.be/PaNiYPglK58
That mentality is continuing to grow across different virtual industries, slowly replacing things controlled by businesses and government with contributions of good will. While these contributions benefit us and businesses and government, they transcend ownership. They only exist to help everyone, not to give any single person or entity more power
For example, given any website you go to or piece of software you use, at least 99% of the code in that software comes from open source which means that people wrote it for the sole purpose of allowing the world the benefit. It's not a business. It's not sold (but people tend to accept donations). It's not distributed by a government. It's just people who want to spend their free time giving something back to the world
In the conversation between capitalism vs socialism, not many people know about a new system that is popping up. While currently, there are only a few, virtual applications, I see a lot of potential for decentralistic contributionism. Open source software was the first iteration, and it's being followed by cryptocurrencies, decentralized social media and decentralized data storage and processing. I only wonder if it's ideas CAN eventually grow beyond the virtual.
Been listening to the enneagram episode today. Now I actually feel that it's not that abnormal that my 5 month old literally smiles and laughed and acts excited about literally everything and my 3 year old must be in control of everyone in the room including telling us how we are allowed to apply consequences to his actions. Thanks enneagram!
Scientists at Yale discovered that it's possible to predict when a particle is going to make a "quantum jump" without collapsing the particle's superposition. I don't quite understand the details but apparently they can even use this technique to reverse the particle back to it's original state before the quantum jump. I'm not totally sure what a quantum jump is but I think an example would be the decay of an unstable atom. So Schrodinger's cat can now be saved ahead of time
Had my first communion today since Tabs and Wafers (Boulder). I can honestly say that this was the first time communion actually felt meaningful to me.
After a long journey of deconstruction I feel like today was a good step towards reconstruction.
@mike i would like to get your opinion on a logical proof of a conscious external God. I stumbled across it about a year ago while pondering on the mathematical nature of reality and it has greatly shaped my perception of God. It's taken me all this time to write it down and I finally finished a first draft tonight. Your opinion on whether it's legitimate or full of holes would mean a lot to me. And of course I welcome feedback from others as well. Thanks in advance! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e4YOjWosNVzNQvcol55E2z6tqd7UUxenBZk-_exTex0/edit?usp=sharing
Software engineer. Cryptocurrency enthusiast.
Love math. Piano player. Grew up Baptist but hated feeling like everyone I don't convert is hellbound due to me.
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