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2075 Vision for Resilient Cultures

Over the last few decades we have seen the necessity of symbiotic relationships with all types of life: silicon and carbon based cultures have mingled and our consciousness is no longer h*** erectus -- we are now fully h*** evolutis. We have taken biology and evolution into our own hands to craft the types of creatures we wish to be, whether crossed with intelligent devices or custom-tailored genetic cultivation. We are the new hybrids and it is up to each one of us to make the most of our collective cultures.

My human great grandfather taught me how to can fruits and vegetables as a young girl, gardening a small 1/4 acre plot in Virginia. I kept a strawberry patch and made preserves every June from my fruit. It is essential that we pass basic survival skills on to all creatures, from building and growing food to keeping it safe for all to share. Canning strawberries is one simple way I learned to do this at a young age and kids today can be taught these skills by keeping a window herb garden and caring for a chicken that provides eggs for your family.

Over the last two centuries we have witnessed the fall of giants and recognized that bigger is not always better. Simplicity and efficient, resourceful design is rewarded with replication and greater honors and together we strive to solve old challenges: the integration of languages and cultures without losing the unique beauty of each lineage.

Stories have always been our primary communication method, whether around the campfire or in an interactive theatre. We expect our stories to take us to new places and challenge our ideas, pushing buttons that make us laugh, cry and believe. Our stories now are more immersive but no less addictive -- loss of human spirit to fantasy has always been a challenge for dreamers. Most of us are tuned in to things we rarely talk about and stories give us an outlet to explore these ideas more fully in the collective public space.

Today my stories read like recipes for healing mushroom soups that will take away the leftover cancers from decades of chemical abuse. Each story has layers designed to entertain, heal, inform and perhaps inspire new actions in the world. I am no longer able to paint my visions but I can still share them through virtual conscious streams that will exist long after I am gone.

I leave you with one thought: loving all creatures from all places requires an openness without judgment that is difficult for most humans to hold. Remember the blankness of a blinking cursor, not expecting anything beyond the next moment of input. Expectations can be a stumbling block to genuine connection in successful endeavors.

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Comment by Turil Cronburg on April 25, 2010 at 10:09pm
Given that humans are designed by nature to judge, one way to see others in a loving way is to consider that no one is perfect, and that includes negativity. No one is perfectly positive or negative, and thus, there is always at least some element of positivity - goodness - in everyone, and you will be extra blessed in life if you can find the good in everyone you meet...
Comment by Jeremy Laird Hogg on May 3, 2010 at 5:24pm
Some really good food for thought in there. awesome =)
Comment by Evo on May 3, 2010 at 5:35pm
Interesting comment Turil, I agree completely....lack of judgment of others leads to openness.
Comment by Turil Cronburg on May 3, 2010 at 6:42pm
Hmmm, Evo, I'm actually saying that you can't have a lack of judgment. It's how our brains work. We compare and contrast things, sort them. Judging is a good thing! Or at least in my judgment. :-)

And it's a good thing because we can use our natural ability to judge to everyone's benefit by focusing on judging the best qualities of every individual thing we encounter (including humans). That way we see individuals in the most positive light possible, and can interact with them on this enlightened level of awareness. :-)
Comment by Evo on May 3, 2010 at 8:24pm
I see a difference between discernment, as you describe it, with judgment that often creates walls and blocks between people. Judgment often includes assumptions that may not be true.
Comment by Turil Cronburg on May 3, 2010 at 10:42pm
So the word you would use for useful, connection-making, fact-based judgment is "discernment"? What about discernment that includes assumptions that create walls and blocks between people?


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