INTEGRATIONALISM

"all things in existence are physiologically connected"

PESTs of Integrationalism

In a short concise bullet pointed form, here are the Political Economic Socio-cultural Technological and spiritual stances of Integrationalism

PESTs Integrationalism

Inspired by Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage

On Feb 6th Lori Gotlieb wrote a article for NYTimes called “does more equal marriage mean less sex?” inspired by life experiences and a correlation study titles “egalitarianism, housework and sexual frequency in marriage“. Note: correlations are not the same causality, and these articles identify correlation. A psychologist friend of mine raised Lori’s question to a group of our friends in a discussion forum that week, to explore what society is actually ready for as women and men become more equal i with regard to the types of work we all do.

Here is vlogger Greg Jacobsen with a quick vlog on ownership in relationships. Lori’s article and Greg’s comments inspire me to consider ownership in sexual relationships and how it relates to Integrationalism.

From an economic standpoint it is necessary to establish separation between the varied ownerships of things and space (whether temporary or permanent) by individuals and institutions. As I elaborated on previously our portable value is derived from our ownership. Its good capitalistic practice to identify all participants when ever possible, as the pool of value is directly connected to the actual monetary values (wealth) measured by economists. Ensuring that separation of roles and responsibilities in any methodological structure is crucial to the expansion of our capitalistic system of value. Intimate and sexual relationships are not safe from this exploration.

Its necessary to understand a few definitions first:

  • sexuality is a primal phenomena that occurs in all animals, even the asexuals and gender changing species (e.g. amphibians and now mammals via humans).
  • relationships (including marriages) are methodological systems that have benefited human evolution from a political, sociological, and economic standpoint.
    • methodologies are a kind of technology. All tech are either: methodological, hardware, or software.
      • Technologies are about capturing potential, and control. Our survival is dependent on them until they are rendered obsolete by new designs.

The correlations that we see in the NYTimes article and corresponding study are results of a breakdown in the modern method of relationships, per the ideal of a successful relationship involving some variance of sexual passion or emotion. In our modern era, which succeeds the hunting-gathering era women have been deemed less equal because of their inability to produce at the same capacity. As we’ve evolved form hunters and gatherers our early tools (hardware tech) required some of the brawn that only sufficient testosterone can create. Methodologically, cultures developed around the work that brought us what we consider modern civilizations, feudalism, the industrial revolution, and women were more or less auxiliary. We’ve come a long way with our tech, so far that women are back in the driver seat as they once were when hunting and gathering was the equalizer of production between genders. Our tech infrastructure is increasingly precious to human-rights.

The frequency of sex in a relationship is not specific to the sexuality (primal), but is specific to the relationship (tech). Our technology is deterministic in how it is dictating our ability 9or inability) to live comfortably within antiquated relationship methods. More plainly I mean to state that, the methodological work of relationships take away from the primal sexual emotional “systems” (as Helen Fisher would call them) and divert our attention to more collaborative efforts with our partner(s). Of course there are anomalies and extraordinary couples out there; however, sex is not about tech, or social norms, or rights/wrongs, or scientific understanding even, its about sight and smells and tastes and sounds and stuff we can touch.

Finally, where is the tech taking us? I’m extrapolating towards polyamory: which allows for relatively uninhibited multi-partnered non-ownership of others. Polyamory, also acknowledges individual’s ability fall in love (and abstraction defined as a system of brain activities by Helen Fisher) with many other individuals. Love, per Fisher’s explanation renders monogamy ill-equipped to accommodate modern (more egalitarian) relationship structures. more to come………

How Sensors and Phones play on Ethical Technology Growth

The technologies demonstrated in the video “iDoctor Could a smartphone be the future of medicine” are of the group of sensors that are and will continue to transform our future lives. Of course I’m 100% behind the development of these technologies, per everything that I’ve written in the past. My concerns are around the economic ethics related to the development of technologies in general.

By “economic ethics” I’m meaning to touch on the necessary monitoring of economic transitions that happen as a result of discovering and deploying new technology. The creative class (that discovers and deploys tech) is regularly taking away from the potential of the consumer class via the method of ownership. Often the ownership of technologies is “out-right” and fails to take into account the individuals and institutions that help one of many of the stages of technology coming-to-market. The three stages are: discovery, development, and deployment. At some point in one or all of such stages the creative class is assisted by the consumer class to ensure that products/services are adequate.

Watch the video and listen to the talk about expensive and cheap medical processes: This is where I’m troubled from an economic standpoint…as we leverage tech to reduce costs in industry, the original value still exists. Meaning the revenues have the potential to only go to the product producers and the idea generators. further, as it takes more and more interdisciplinary understanding to produce innovative ideas. This is bad for the non-creative (or consumer) class from an economic standpoint. Such unavoidable happening are why I’m writing this third installment of Integrationalism to touch on ownership and distribution of value.

Thanks to Dr Shellae Versey for sending me this video.

LEAKED: The Internet Must Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp1MAMkIa6A

This reminds me of the article I wrote @ieet on the Internet being a “space” and a human right as a result. We must endeavor to protect net neutrality and to compel ISPs from holding users (inhabitants) hostage via access to speed and computing power.

Transcendence Trailer

Isn’t it fascinating how the anti-tech group in this trailer use tech to try and kill Will? Speculation about the very nature of a “singularity” has consumed technology futurists: the singulartarians and the non, and while I like the thought of directors playing with and ideal of a singularity, it would be good to see some diversity in perspective. Specifically I mean, it would be good to see some optimistic interpretations.

Transcendence directot Wally Pfister is known for playing with philosophy in his interpretations of scripts like his work on and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Inception (2010), and the most fascinating in my opinion, play on choice and choas with his Joker character in The Dark Knight (2008).

Technology is ubiquitous in the future that I foresee, and I don’t think an evolution per technology is a good/bad or avoidable phenomenon, morals specific to propping up the system (a group of human-kind) are necessary.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Please watching this video of wise rants by ALEX ‘SANDY’ PENTLAND. I agree with most of what he has said. I should start recording thoughts on film more. Ideas on how we leverage data to identify each other is where the heavy lifting of socio-economic philosophy resides in this century. Narrowing the focus from averages of groups to the individual. We are in extraordinary times. Over the course of the next few weeks when I get some downtime for the holidays, i will comment in more detail about Pentland’s conversation.

NTGR8

statue libertyOur technologies are allowing humans to narrow their identities as extreme niches. Contrary to popular speech we are different, and it compels us to integrate.

 

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