Joseph Seti

Ventura, CA, United States

About Joseph

Bio

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... you know, an idiot.
~ inspired by Douglas Adams

I have always been an autodidact. My idea of fun as a child oscillated between having half the encyclopedias and an entomological dictionary on the floor; and building with Lego. After college I traveled through the banking, title, mortgage and financial industries: no happiness or peace of mind can be found there.

Now I follow my passions: research; theorizing; and writing

An idea worth spreading

Effects of Consciousness relative to Causality and Particle Weirdness.

I'm passionate about

Theoretical Particle Physics & Psychodynamics; Dark Matter Theory; Theoretical Multiverse Modeling; Philosophy; Metaphysics;

Talk to me about

Theoretical Physics; Dark Matter; Psychodynamics; Consciousness; Particle Weirdness;

People don't know I'm good at

Epiphanic-Consilience

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
Hi Michael. Thanks for the reply and the Thumbs Up. I think what you have to say goes back to the original question, which could be put “is resolving the problem the same as having solutions.” I agree that OWS has not captured the imagination of the people. And I see you agree that there is still no clear leadership or clear message (mandate). Many causes seem to be piggy-backing on OWS with their own agenda, further adding to the quagmire. You’re right, it is more a feeling of injustice and inequity driving the movement. Unfortunately we can’t change policies and regulations with just the feeling they should change. We need to put pressure on our congressmen and the president, but again, we are fighting on too many fronts to send a clear message other than “we want change!” They are too caught up with their top 3% donators’ agendas to take “the RIGHT actions” out of a sense of ethics (the right thing to do). And without a clear message from OWS, change will happen, but will it be the change we feel we want.
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
Sharon. You make a great point about the potential impact of failure; overreaching and its consequences. This also makes me think of how society may be affected by the failure on the activist’s side, which necessarily means a victory for the corporation. How will the victor use their victory? And are we prepared for that; does the corporation have plans in place? Great point. I fully respect and applaud you for being a seed saver. And thank you for wishing success in this TED conversation. I am learning a lot. As far as a ban on GMO seed and a possible nationwide slash and burn response, I did see something in the news about this approach in Hungary at http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23658.cfm.
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
I agree fully with you point that society has to be energized about the idea. “Culture” is what forms a society; like a corporation’s success or failure is necessarily based on the culture it creates OR allows to be created. A corporate culture is always being created and changing, but the question is, is the corporation driving it, or is it driving the corporation. I guess that is some of my point. Is the OWS movement’s culture being driven by a clear message and solid leadership (polarizing and galvanizing society), or is the movement driving itself, with informal leaders on multiple fronts? I would be very interested in your opinions on the culture OWS is creating, or allowing to be created; who is in the driver’s seat? And how is it “energizing” society?
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
Thank you for you input. I think the question is win little or win big. We can merely survive and slowly adapt, or we can thrive by being prepared. The power of will is a strong factor. I think the key is having charismatic, committed leaders with robust strategies to foster the power of the peoples' will; will to accept and participate in quantum change. Please let me know your thoughts.
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
(Part 2) Since it is paramount to me, I will use the Agri-war as my analogy. For your consideration: if the war on GMOs was won tomorrow, the public would become aware of the potential dangers of GMOs and insist on labeling, which would lead to the public discovering that GMOs, via Corn and High Fructose Corn Syrup is in virtually all processed foods, and is fed to cattle thereby making its way into the general food supply. This could, and I believe would, lead to a national demand for certified organic foods (virtually overnight). Are we prepared? Another potential effect would be that since the entire US Canola crop is contaminated by GMOs, it would be necessary to import non-GMO Canola. Importing would be necessary until the entire US Canola crop has been harvested. The GMO Canola could not be phased out over a period of time. It would have to be destroyed in a single season to prevent cross-pollination with any non-GMO Canola being planted the next season. This would drive up the price of Canola which would have an impact across the entire food industry. Also, US Canola Farmers would need to be subsidized for slashing and burning the entire season’s crop. The same would be true for the four major US crops: Canola, Corn, Soy Beans and Cotton; along with other smaller crops. Applicable to both OWS and the Agri-war, I believe it is the duty of the activist organizations to have at least drafted policies, regulations and strategies in the event of their success. This is my belief. Thank you for sharing yours.
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Are we prepared if the more ambitious initiatives of activist organizations succeed?
Hi Sharon, and thank you for chiming in on this TED Conversation. I hope my tone is not defensive or offensive. The last thing I want to do is offend you for providing your input. I will have to post this as two replies: (Part 1) In response, my thoughts are that “opposing forces pulling in opposite directions to create something that looks like sanity and stability” is what happens organically and evolves over time. I believe there is immediate (overnight) fallout when a far-reaching initiative succeeds, which requires large scale preparation, in advance. I agree that it may not be the ‘mission’ of an activist organization to effort preparing society for their success; but I believe it is their duty. We are talking about ambitious activist initiatives, like OWS and the Agri-war. The most appropriate analogy would be: if a person lights a fire in the forest, though they cannot ‘prevent’ the fire from spreading into and consuming the forest, they have a duty to make an effort of clearing flammable material to a reasonably safe distance from the fire, and being as prepared as possible if the fire gets out of hand. The truly ambitious activist organizations are trying to light very big fires. Though they cannot fully prepare society, I believe they have a duty to take measures to prepare society for the brunt of the fallout.
196926
Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal
A refreshing new perspective. Through watching the presentation, the message I received is that there is more than one way to present information; and that a presentation can maintain the audience’s attention by using more animated, combined methods. I am currently working on a Powerpoint presentation to launch a non-profit organization. I believe that I could pair down the presentation and use some other method of getting across the implication of something I feel passionate about. I also believe the Tedx Talk was saying, one must be careful that the audience not be distracted or mislead by the presentations delivery method. Though dance would be too extreme for the information I am presenting to business partners and consumers, and having just watched the video, I believe I can come up with a more balanced approach to gaining my partners’ attention and buy in.
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Joseph Seti
Posted almost 3 years ago
Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret
I love the idea that we Frankensteins need to accept our monsters, not hate ourselves for having them, and forgive ourselves for creating them. And, that we should feel pain when our goals and dreams go wrong.