This week we hosted a panel of parents from across the country and across the pond to discuss school choice, the recent Supreme Court decision about using public funding for private schools, the planned future of “anytime-anywhere” competency-based lifelong learning on blockchain, and a global gig economy.
My friend Cliff left a lovely comment that I wanted to share. He’s a thoughtful mentor who has a lot of practical insights into how we can live fulfilling lives. You can catch his channel here.
“I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this conversation. To see such lovely women, mothers, activists, teachers and parents engaged in understanding and clarifying this content was a joy. I’m holding you all in a prayer of encouragement and support. Blockchain and tokens are all based in your history, in the past. It’s a record of what was and it’s a permanent record. You ARE your history in that system, and so people won’t live into an open future, but instead in a tense present moment in service to your record, your past. All your mistakes, your social sins, your transgressions from the pathways you were told to follow will haunt your future possibilities. It is behavioral training at a deep psychological level such that you remain concerned with reeling out a history that will assure your future. That may seem normal or even acceptable, but it’s a conditioned stance in service of a militarized gambling financial market. You’re not free to hold your past as useful experiences in service of your growth when it’s a permanent record with an assigned value proscribed by artificial intelligence in the service of a global empire.
The dead artificial intelligence they intend to rule over the living, and that they’re selling as a good way to go, is representative of an idea in mind. That idea exists now in the landscape of mind as what it is, a dead thing with no life on its own, as something that only pretends to a semblance of being alive through the domination and control of the living. If life is the reflective surface of ideas in mind, or what ideas look like on the surface that we call the world, then while it’s important that we take a stand here in biology and say I don’t consent to these control mechanisms being rolled out in the world, we must also take a stand in our hearts and minds. You can say to life itself, of which you are a known, loved, and valued member, that you don’t consent.
This thing they’re making may listen in on every interaction you have one day, but life itself has and always will listen to you, to its own beloved life expressed as you, and so you’re one of the voices of life itself. Spiritually we can speak into the connective relationship we posses to life itself and say what’s truly in our hearts and minds, in much the same way you all have to each other in this video. I feel like that a pathway of communication holds out to us the power to move the world in ways that arguing with or about the beast and its reflection in AI never will.
It doesn’t care what you think about it, but life does. We do. Speak from the life you are to the living world as it is expressed in biology as birds, rivers, and people and discover how profoundly supported you really are. People are sometimes hard to reach, because they’re listening is clouded, but life itself is always listening and will help you to reach them. Call life itself to your side; wrap yourself in its truth, which you are, and cloaked in majesty your voice will find a way.” Cliff Gomes