JLB Member Discord | Open House #06 | Logic vs NPCs (21-Oct-2018)

Why aren't critical thinking skills taught at school? Can a non-player character (NPC) teach him or herself to understand and apply a 'standard form' framework for interacting with information, or is it too late for the average person to ever truly deprogram? Who says technological progress is a bad thing, and when did 'transhumanism' become such a dirty word?

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JLB Member Discord | Open House #05 | Rainbow Patriots (14-Oct-2018)

What impact did the introduction of colour television have on the minds of the masses (and their respect for authority)? Is it mere 'coincidence' that Dorothy's world transforms from black-and-white into full colour as she leaves the safety of her little home? How can the original 1900 children's book by L Frank Baum inform us about the nature of reality today? What -- if anything -- is wrong with putting one's hand on one's heart and singing Star-Spangled Banner at a baseball game? And does the ACT realm have an 'imaginary enemy' problem?

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JLB Chats #10 w/ Velocet + Ab + Frank (29-Sep-2018)

Was the AA Morris ‘meltdown’ a form of avant-garde performance art? How much do we really know about jet engines, and is there any merit to the so-called ‘jet fuel hoax’? Is the thing we call ‘technology’ in fact blatant form of magic? Why do so many people in the ACT realm seem to believe that the ‘elite’ are evil or nefarious?

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Member Skype #30 – ‘The Library of Babel’ by Jorge Luis Borges

Is access to an infinite supply of information necessarily a good thing? How many of us can actually remember when we first connected to 'the internet'? Why would any person fear the permanent storage of 'personal data'? And what does any of this have to do with an obscure Argentinian fiction writer who died decades ago?

Joining me to discuss these questions and more was an eclectic panel of interlocutors, who each read Borges' seven-page short story The Library of Babel prior to the call :)

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JLB Chats w/ Velocet + KHam (12-Jan-2018)

How would we know if ‘god’ were present in our day-to-day lives? Why do so few of us take the time to look into the history of where our technology comes from? Do people really want the truth, or is it possible that some people are better off in blissful ignorance? And why can’t the average person cite a single study to support their belief that cigarettes are as harmful as we are told?

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