Perhaps the answer to the science fiction questions of Artificial Intelligence - whether it will at some point, become self-aware and ultimately destroy and dispose of us - and the proper response to the rampantly accelerating implementation of automated machines which are overtaking formerly human-held tasks, jobs, and occupations; is to be found by looking… Continue reading AI & God: as Ab0ve, s0 Be10w…
You can't argue with how someone else Feels, only with what makes them feel that way..
Has technology and modern life driven you to feelings of isolation, discontentment, or powerlessnes, or at a loss for words at the existential dread that has all but consumed you?? Interested in talking about these issues, grounded in practical philosophy and reason, and discuss the experiences and trials of confronting the human spirit? For one… Continue reading New Meeting! Thurs 5pm in Venice Beach
No stranger to reading a room, Stand-up Comedian Jimmy Carr once said, "If you're not laughing, you're learning," ..true even when 'not laughing' is paired with feigned shock and indignation..
Episode 3 of The Unists podcast is up and running on YouTube as we speak! In this episode, Nick sits down with Rachel again to FINALLY, for the first time in video and podcast forms, discuss what the hell Unism is!! While regular visitors to our site, events or meetings can enjoy this episode as… Continue reading Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Unism begins with accepting the fundamental dignity and humanity of Yourself. You, as a human being, alive and reading this, exist in a world ruled by societies whose ideologies and societal processes inherently dehumanize you. Some people can avoid the realizations and/or effects of this dehumanization and alienation much longer than others, usually dependent on… Continue reading “Check Your Privilege?”
In today's mainstream society, the concept of being fragile - physically or psychologically - is considered and defended as an ideal characteristic. Historically, suffering has been promoted culturally in each of the Abrahamic religions: Moses suffers through arduous wandering and finds the Hebrew God in a burning bush, then suffers even greater after finding the Promised Land… Continue reading Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility
An essay which holds incredible significance and insight into understanding our current system and its failings (for the individual and the communities comprised thereof), was written in the mid-1990's. Since that time, the concepts of industrial dominance, automation, and their connection to ever-increasing societal distresses addressed in it have only grown in severity and occurrence, spread in… Continue reading Industrial Society and Its Future
Just waking up is one thing.. But actually getting out of bed? Ugggghhh... How much of our lives are spent Doing things we wish we didn't have to: work (usually any occupation that isn't your dream job) with all the traffic/commuter problems that accompany it; civilian obligations (such as jury duty, tax preparation or filing); or… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Pt. 2
"We, as a new generation of thinkers, inventors, and reinventors able to traverse a global world without fear or prejudice for the Other, and in the service of our commons, will be uniquely capable of and responsible for forging a new path for total global coexistence." - The Unists Waking up. Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhh. Waking up can… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Part 1
Craigslist is amazing. Back in the early 2000's, Craigslist was like the Silk Road of the 7th Century - or even the darkweb Silk Road of the early 2010's - in that it seemed to offer an intersection for people of every walk of life, seeking to swap everything humans could ever imagine transacting. No… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 1
As Unists, we are done thinking small scale; letting Ancient Hatreds and artificial divisions hold us back, both personally and as a human race, from embodying a future where a person is judged Not by their gender, their ethnicity or race, even their politics, religious beliefs, or private lifestyles, whatever does not interfere with others’… Continue reading How Unists See The Future