I think all in all I've watched maybe six episodes of Amazing race but that's it. I've always found reality shows dumb and dumbing, an appalling concept. It seems it's also an industry of exploitation with serious ethical problems too.
#reality #ethics #sleepdeprivation #torture
Was kommt nach #Sommerhaus & #Promibüßen? Der Kaffeemann & Daniel konzipieren eine Zukunft von #Reality im deutschen #Fernsehen, welche nicht nur brutale Quoten, sondern auch die Eroberung des begehrten Planeten #Mars bescheren wird!
Reality Shows Like Jersey Shore
A quotation from Carlyle, Thomas:
Manhood begins when we have in any way made truce with Necessity; begins even when we have surrendered to Necessity, as the most part only do; but begins joyfully and hopefully only when we have reconciled ourselves to Necessity; and thus, in reality, triumphed over it, and felt that in Necessity we are free.
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A quotation from Gaiman, Neil:
Well, my own fine words notwithstanding, life is no play. We meet people once, and never see them again. There is no shape to events, no point at which we turn to the audience for their praise. No time at which we step behind the stage, to see the actors changing their wigs, and painting their faces, and muttering their lines.
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#SquidGame: #TheChallenge has rapidly become the must-watch #reality #TV show #online. From hundreds of #contestants, two #LGBTQ #players – #SamLantz and #PhillCain – have #survived to the Netflix show’s explosive #finale
Sitting it out=a vote for Trump. Voting for someone other than #Biden=a vote for Trump. Normalizing apathy=a vote for Trump.
That's #reality. Perfect? Nope. Real? Yep.♥️
“The only thing I bring to this career after my age — as you can see how old l am — is a little bit of wisdom. | come to the job with more experience than any president in American history." - #PresidentBiden
Got it. Aaand vote for #JoeBiden ♥️ and get others to commit to doing that.
Mmm. Aaand vote♥️ for #PresidentBiden ♥️ and get others to commit to doing that.
Sitting it out=a vote for Trump. Voting for someone other than #Biden=a vote for Trump. Normalizing apathy=a vote for Trump.
That's #reality. Perfect? Nope. Real? Yep.♥️
Carbon Capture is a necessary component to reducing emissions, but, by the end of 2023 ...
"REALITY LOST. Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation" by Vincent F. Hendricks and Mads Vestergaard (Springer Open, 2019)
facebook、REALITYの大阪駅うめきたワールドへのリンクもスパムとして削除対象だった！ #META #facebook #REALITY - げろみ日記
Why Life Does Not Really Exist (2013)
#ycombinator #Evolution #Mind_Brain #More_Science #alien #alien_life #animate #death #definition_of_life #DNA #epistemology #exobiology #inanimate #life #NASA #nature #ontology #philosophy #reality #ribozyme #RNA #RNA_world_hypothesis #virus #viruses
Dear Fans and #Friends of others #bubbles,
As we may have #gathered, everyone's #experience, #priorities and view of #reality is VERY elephant ... eh wait ... #different. Despite this, we have a #commonality of #interchange, widely #accepted and #comprehensible.
- #Different ages
- Many #languages
- #Regional #Socialisation
Are We Living In A #Simulation ? Is #Reality An Illusion ? Maybe. But don't stop brushing your teeth. Or taking out the trash. #Causality isn't going away anytime soon .Many of the contexts in which those are valid questions to ask have nothing to do with what your going to do when you find that empty roll of toilet paper staring back at you
Two main #Sufi philosophies prevail on this controversial topic. waḥdat al-wajood literally means the “Unity of Existence“. On the other hand, waḥdat ash-shahood, meaning “Apparentism” or “Unity of Witness“, holds that God and his creation are entirely separate. Some Islamic reformers have claimed that the difference between the two philosophies differ only in semantics and that the entire debate is merely a collection of “verbal controversies” which have come about because of ambiguous #language
According to this school, the #reality and #existence are identical which means existence is one but graded in intensity. This methodology was given a name of tashkik al-wujud and it thus explains that there is gradation of #existence that stand in a vast hierarchical chain of being (marāṭib al-wujūd) from floor (farsh) to divine throne (ʿarsh), but the wujūd of each existent māhīyya is nothing but a grade of the single reality of wujūd whose source is God, the absolute being (al-wujūd al-mutlaq). What differentiates the wujūd of different existents is nothing but wujūd in different degrees of strength and weakness.
Dear #Believer Friends,
#Fortuitously I am an #Atheistic #suspension. In other #words, I don’t believe in #Reality. :black_block_blob: In fact #experience seems more like a #dream, created by a #fantasy, told to #Idiots, as #Shakesspear said in some play or not.
“There is nothing so confining as the prisons of our own perceptions.” ~ William Shakespeare
Image prompt: authentic
Dall-e2 output description: In the heart of authenticity, even the trees dream in colors unseen. 🌈🌳✨
"Authentic" is the top word of 2023, according to America's oldest dictionary.
My thought on "Embracing Tradition in a Digital Age"
In a time where our lives are increasingly connected with digital advancements and #AI, Merriam-Webster's selection of "#Authentic" as the word of the year resonates deeply. This choice reflects a substantial increase in online searches, underscoring a collective need for genuineness amidst a sea of #digital transformations, #virtual experiences, and let's face it: a ton of made up stuff.
As a #society, we stand at a pivotal crossroads, navigating through layers of #propaganda and fabricated realities that span the globe. In my #Podcast Redefining Society, I often explore the necessity of #progress in all forms and shapes, while emphasizing the importance of grounding our society in #reality and staying true to the core values that define our #cultures, #traditions, and most of all our humanity, or what makes us human anyway... which is now more than ever a topic for profound ethical conversations.
Today, "Authentic" is not just a word; it's a testament to our collective desire to maintain a connection with what is real and tangible. In these times of profound digital change involving generative AI and virtual experiences, the prominence of "Authentic" is a reminder of our innate need for truth and sincerity.
There's a beautiful harmony in embracing both worlds – the exhilaration for what's digital and #futuristic, and the appreciation for what's analog and, yes, perceived as more authentic (up for discussion 🤔). It's about finding balance and ensuring that our digital advancements enhance rather than replace the authentic experiences that form the essence of our human experience.
As we continue to explore this intersection of technology and society, let's remember the value of authenticity. It's more than just a word; it's a guiding principle that can help us navigate the complexities of our modern world.
Read more about the significance of this word choice here.
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This is not a rhetorical question anymore.
This is not a poll because I’d rather 'hear’ people's answer.
Let's say, in an instant, the world suddenly decided to stop using fossil fuels. Everything using fossil fuels burned its last tank and that was it. Done. Forever. All consequences ensue…
Would you be more comfortable with that happening today during a climate that is (debateably) recognizable to the climate pre-Fossil Fuel use and that may return closer to that pre-fossil fuel climate in future generations.
Having the last drop some day in 2050, or 2100, or 2110, when the climate has shifted to something utterly unrecognizable. There is (even more) mass chaos in the world due to all the impacts of climate change, and we have added yet more CO2 to the atmosphere and oceans that will take eons to return to, if it is at all possible.
More than argument, logic is the very structure of reality
The patterns of reality
Some have thought that logic will one day be completed and all its problems solved. Now we know it is an endless task
I will state ahead of time that I do my very best not to cross post from the various sites but, this video is IMPORTANT and the discussion I've been trying to have with people for a few years now. People are so unwilling to process the discomfort of reality or even look at it face on. Please give it a watch if you value the voices of disabled people and the longevity of your loved ones.
To peer beyond the (dualistic) #constructs by which humankind passes down our relative knowledge is to loose one's bondage to dissonant aversions in the face of cognitive complexity.
The #dialectic is helpful with this: neither does the sun set that Earth not revolve about it, nor does Earth revolve about the sun that the sun not set, but so sets the sun and also revolves Earth about it.
When I engage my #metacognition, I understand "recognized reality" to be constructed by an internal #dialogue along an #Identity-#Environment axis that synthesizes a (re-)projection around pardox: awareness includes phenomena only unique to itself (awareness does not commute or permute except locally) whilst embedded within a a common substrate (the universe, not necessarily matter) _and_ the collective of which one is part is extensibly indefinite and conformally diffuse (I.e., at/to what extent is one separated from one's predecessors? From one's mother? From one's morning meal, the sweat [sic] on one's breath, or the roles played out in sleep with which one recalls no association?)
I used to #joke that "I am g-d, and you are too!" in a trans-solipsistic way, because I see the embedding of our Beings in a cross- and self-referential reality as the #divinity of what #mundaneity might else lead to hopelessness in #nihilism, though that joke usually left my audiences scratching their heads or scoffing at me in #misunderstanding (for surely I am not a primagenitor of all the squiggliness in life, but some of it for those after me and, by internalized self-projection, "All [Most of]" the squiggliness within my 1st Person PoV).
Banning books teaches youth from an early age the closed-mindedness and intolerance of adults. The best argument for banning books is that it teaches the truer reality of adulthood: the banning of other perspectives and denials of history. It is preparedness for what to expect of the world to come.
This tweet from John Ivison is a great example of Canadian Media's naïveté refusing to believe that, like Americans with Trump, Poillievre ripping reporters is exactly what a large number of Canadians want to see. Especially the *imagery* of a strong, well dressed man-figure, flanked by two subordinates behind him alongside two Canadian flags, speaking forcefully back to questioning.
Doug Ford creates exactly the same scenes for himself. He's been Premier of Canada's most populous province for 5 years.
Yes, believe it or not, 30-35% of people in Canada really want --whether through unintentional conditioning or not -- to see that and it's more than enough in our voting system to lead to majority power. In order to stop Poillievre's rise, other party leaders need to either present a much more compelling vision and advertise it relentlessly or Poillievre has to do something historically bad to take himself out of the race.
As it stands now, he will be our next Prime Minister and no amount of tutting or navel gazing by media personalities will change that. It may accelerate it.
The video is linked. It has been viewed 300K times and is rife with supportive comments. No doubt many are "boughts", but not all. https://m.youtube.com/watch?si=jUvn-yDDak2FZTmI&v=i9hB0LJ-Dlo&feature=youtu.be
There are few #Americans alive today who remember Hitler, and for most of us the details of his #risetopower are #lost to the mists of time. But Trump is bringing it all back to us with a fresh, stark splash of #reality
But even before this year’s #outing of the #ITV #reality #show hit screens, it faced intense #scrutiny for including Farage in the line up – a year after #MattHancock likewise used the #show to #sanitise his #image at lightning speed.
In a week where #truth is trying to emerge...
#Philosophy #Metaphysics #Realism #Categories #Objects #UNiversals #Numbers #Concepts #Freedom #FreeWill #Time #Math #Maths #Mathematics #Multiverse #Mental #Physical #Materialism #Experience #CloserToTruth #RobertKuhn
#Philosophy #PhilosophyOfScience #Science #Physics #QM #QuantumMechanics #QuantumPhysics #HughEverett #Everett #Probability #WaveFunction #WaveFunctionCollapse #Reality #Realism #Metaphysics #Entanglement #NielsBohr #CloserToTruth #RobertKuhn
60s in Montana in mid-November are a "raritea"! Enjoy it now... "realitea" is coming! I'll have your 7-day weather forecast at 4-thirtea, 5-thirtea & 10pm!
I have a major issue with #idiots who think someone by the last name #anderson from a #dystopian #movie called #thematrix is going to save them from all things #fascist.... in #reality it doesn't #work like that. Your #delusions are pretty #funny.
#AbusivePractices And #ConversionTherapy #Ties: The #Rightwing Latches Onto #Finnish #Doctor #KaltialKaltiala. She published an #article in #BariWeiss' #TheFreePress, stating she helped "#pioneer" #trans #care.
I enjoy reading history, although I am not remotely interested in which king did what, or how they performed in their mighty wars. I like learning about ordinary people -- what they ate, how they lived (generally under that oppressive king), the day to day things they did.
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Deepfakes will be the cause of multiple October Surprises in 2024. The post-truth era meets manufactured consent meets reality distortion fields at the scale of SaaS.
My sense of his point is and was then, that if OAMs represent the crown spilling #nuggets on the #floor around the table to keep the #Blackfellas quiet, then #returning it in recognition of the nuggets was the correct thing to do. I agree with him.
Were I Dr Karl, I would have asked to be removed from the list of people so honoured, since if Clive could get one, they were meaningless.
Are you with me so far?
Anyone given an honour by the crown, is meaningless unless the crown accepts the fact that the land was not #conquered nor ceded by the #people who were here, leaning on #spears, watching the #invasion and having no idea what it meant, until the #muskets and #canon and #ropes and #gibbets began to take their toll.
I don't disagree that many Blackfellas have had a good run and ended up with #doctorates and so on, but they are precious few and far between.
So, I agree with you that we have lots of Blackfellas who have done well. The fact that they are so #celebrated should give you a clear idea of where I stand.
Have a great day.
#Philosophy #PhilosophyOfScience #Science #Physics #Reality #Metaphysics #QM #QuantumMechanics #QuantumPhysics #GR #GeneralRelativity #StringTheory #TheoryOfEverything #QuantumGravity #Gravity #Spacetime #Geometry #Clocks #Time #GPS #CloserToTruth #RobertKuhn
Pleased to #announce that my #book “Night Sky - Experiments with collected time and harvested light” has just been #published and is now available to buy. More on my website: https://www.wolfkettler.com/night-sky-book
#bookpublishing #photographybooks #artbooks #nightsky #BlackAndWhite #bnw #photographyart #artphotography #PhilosophyOfArt #announcement #justpublished #newbooks #artist #photography #time #light #longexposure #night #sky #fotografie #PassingOfTime #reality
A month after I posted thoughts about #consciousness I sit here reading Scott McCloud's classic: "Understanding Comics." In it is totally a nod to how the brain constructs reality through a set of comic panels. Each panel represents a moment in time, and the brain fills in the gaps. This totally aligns with the idea the brain has a model of #reality and uses your senses to correct its understanding of the state of the world.
Friends with benefits might seem like a good idea but it rarely works long term, whether it’s in real life or virtually.
Having said that, when two naturally flirty people find each other it can be amazing.
Unfortunately, the people I seem to find all live on the other side of the planet making anything other than a virtual flirt (or more) impossible.
One day, I will meet someone who lives not only in the same time zone as me, but in the same country, maybe even the same city!
Until then … good thing my virtual game is pretty good 😉😈😂
A couple of years ago I read the short story "A Full Life” by Paolo Bacigalupi.
“A science-fiction story about [life] in the age of climate change.", told from the POV of a 15yr old girl named Rue. It's quite poignant. Read it. Pass it on.
I think about it roughly once per week.
The #FridaysForFuture strikes get harder and harder each time. It's wearing me down, all of it. The science is there, the news reports (burning, flooding, devastation) are there, yet so many people choose to ignore it. I mean, honestly, to a degree: I get it. That shit is overwhelming AS FUCK.
Not participating is not an option, though.
I often wonder what I’d do if we had kids. How can you carry on #YOLO’ing your live with your offspring right there with you‽
WHY FORGIVENESS IS THE F-WORD:
-Hijacked by religion
-Weaponized by abusers to enforce compliance
-Victim blaming "Why can't you just forgive?"
Instead, ACCEPT REALITY by asking:
What happened? Who did it? Is it a pattern?
Then use that knowledge to make appropriate choices - including whether to give the guilty party continued access to your life. #forgiveness #abuse #ReligiousTrauma #wisdom #reality #criticalthinking #exchristian #psychology #counselor
The #restroom has a see-through glass partition that looks out into the main hallway and private #lockable #stalls with #room for #students to hang their backpacks. The public areas are #monitored by #video to ensure the #safety of all #students.
The common picture of atoms as tiny balls with orbiting electrons is incorrect and misleading. According to quantum theory, atoms are more like fuzzy clouds of probability, challenging our intuitions and assumptions about reality. Due to the limitations of our language and logic in describing the atomic world, we need to embrace uncertainty and paradox. #atoms #quantum #reality https://aeon.co/essays/why-the-empty-atom-picture-misunderstands-quantum-theory?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=HariTulsidas%2Fmagazine%2FMind+and+Matter
What absorbs us, catches our attention, causes us to stop and completely focus? Is it a thought of our own, a moment of imagination and play? May it be so -- may we be enchanted and entranced by nature and life.
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#green #earth #nature #boy #child #play #art #artwork #artist #mastoart #mastodon #fediverse #fediart #fedigiftshop #stevehenderson #buyintoart #ayearforart #plants #joy #reality #forest #summer #life #live #oilpainting
What’s the practical use for people though? The world around us are just #icons (as #DonaldHoffman puts it) for things and agents. So if you mimic the right properties of another icon, then other agents assume you are a different. i.e. cosplay. It applies to products. It applies to memes. And when it comes to #AI it means the better computer should be more goal-driven. An AI should also be able to transform itself into a different “icon”. #DeepThoughts #Consciousness #Reality
PKD writing presciently about our current information age?
"It is like information theory; it is noise driving out signal. But it is noise posing as signal so you do not even recognize it as noise...If you can float enough disinformation into circulation you will totally abolish everyone’s contact with reality, probably your own included."
- Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
After a hot, dry summer, the first rain of early, early autumn is most welcome. When it comes to weather, our memories are better than what we're told on TV.
After the Harvest Rain canvas print -- https://2-steve-henderson.pixels.com/featured/after-the-harvest-rain-steve-henderson.html?product=canvas-print
#summer #rain #weather #hot #climate #news #farm #country #rural #landscape #washington #art #artist #artwork #painting #oil #stevehenderson #fediart #fediverse #mastoart #buyintoart #ayearforart #travel #road #storm #welcome #FediGiftShop #homedecor #reality #journey
You might say the fight over Florida’s African American history #curriculum is about minor, #semantic differences. But it is also about the difference between a modern, more accurate depiction of enslavement than a tendentious approach grounded in white supremacy. And w/new examples to prove that point. #language #education #facts #reality https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/28/opinion/desantis-slavery-florida-curriculum-history.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
Note to Florida and DeSantis: Africans were already skilled boatbuilders, blacksmiths, rice farmers, & the equivalent of civil engineers—building levies and irrigation systems—before they were abducted and brought here. So they didn’t need training they could later use for their own benefit. They needed not to be enslaved. #education #facts #reality #curriculum
Quantum reality is not what we think it is, according to a new experiment. The experiment shows that two observers can disagree on the outcome of a quantum measurement, even if they share all possible information. This challenges the assumption that there is a single objective reality. #quantum #reality #experiment https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/quantum-reality/?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=HariTulsidas%2Fmagazine%2FFlipone
What would happen if FBI agents showed up at your doorstep, photographed your books and belongings, and accessed every website, tweet, and text message on your phone?
#reality #HBOMax #whistleblower
Florida’s plan to #censor and dilute the horrors of slavery and engage in historical counter arguments that don’t really exist (or make sense) should alarm Americans everywhere. #education #facts #reality