Life is for Living

This blog is to collect random thoughts that don't really have a structure, except a publishing chronology, and even that is unlikely to follow the creation chronology.

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Calm, excited, weak, strong, funny, serious, lazy, worker, irresponsible, thinker, shallow, selfish, generous, spontaneous, impulsive, undecided, poor, rich, tall(ish), ignorant, cultured, sophisticated, procrastinator, stoopid, clever. Pick any two, or more... ;-) 
One of my favorite quotes: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well reserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... 'Wow! What a ride!' "

Generally interested in a lot of subjects:
- Artificial Intelligence (mostly because there's so little Natural Intelligence around)
 Robotics
- 3D printing
- DIY projects (including home foundry, electronics, general hacking)
- Scuba diving
- Mountaineering
- Paragliding
- Music
- Arts (mostly visual arts) including street art
- Dance
- Intentional communities
- Society in general, how to fix the current mess in particular, or rather how to escape it

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Homeless...

On the news this morning was the report of the eighth homeless person dying of cold last night. One salient fact was that this person was homeless, but not unemployed.

In today's society, working is no longer a guaranty of survival.

Within the hour, there was another item that was reported: some European companies are reporting capital returns of over 20%.

That's pretty revealing of the values that underly society: the value of work is insignificant, when it comes to manual or clerical work. Capital is capturing most of the wealth generated by the workers.

Marx, come back! They've forgotten everything!

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