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On hope

So I’ve been going through some old forum posts of mine tonight. I’m currently on a kick of self-reflection for reasons not to be disclosed at the moment.

An old post of mine regarding the future:

Start with imagining what it would look like if it gets better. Then start imagining in what ways it could get better. Then start convincing others to play the same game. Eventually, that game will spread. Some people playing the game will then turn around and do things like write stories, blog posts, make films, write music, or do other things to try to inspire others to work towards that same goal. Eventually some smart and/or compassionate people will figure out how to translate those imaginings into something actionable. Some actions will conflict with other actions, and society will have to take some steps back and retry other actions, but hopefully society will do it’s best to pull it’s head out of it’s ass and real progress will eventually happen.

This is the stuff of dreams that play out over generations. Perhaps you or I will not see any real progress in our lifetimes. But we’re the stepping stones to that realizable future, right now.

That’s the hope anyway. Take it as you will.


A Personal Platitude

I look forward to the day when all conflict resolution in the world is done via pie fight.

– ice.cream.assassin

First Post

Deepak’s duct tape comes from a post I had made over at WWGHA, as an opposing rule-of-thumb to Occam’s razor. I giggled like an idiot at myself for far longer than a sane entity should after typing that, so I figured it was appropriate to use as a blog title.

As I have not determined a specific purpose and/or theme for this site yet, I may as well make the first post an attempt at a formalized description of what Deepak’s duct tape is.

Amongst hypotheses that one desires to be correct, add woo around it by introducing vague, nebulous, profound words into the claims of the hypotheses until they become unfalsifiable.

For anyone (that isn’t a robot) that happens to read this post, feel free to comment with suggestions. Alternatively, if you have no suggestions to provide, please post a unique and scathing insult towards me.