Dale Ziemianski

Lancaster, OH, United States

About Dale

Bio

I'm a digital illustrator and awake.

An idea worth spreading

the venus project, abundance

I'm passionate about

permaculture, biotecture, sustainable living

Comments & conversations

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Dale Ziemianski
Posted almost 3 years ago
Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse?
Google just came out with their open source "Course Builder" https://code.google.com/p/course-builder/ maybe that will inspire people to teach - especially out-of-work teachers who would still like to teach but can't find a job in the field. We have to create our own jobs now.
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Dale Ziemianski
Posted almost 3 years ago
Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse?
The problem is that the government isn't going to take any initiative nor will the corporations who finance them (and the media) allow anyone to take the initiative. They'll continue to find a way to profit from the situation. It's really up to the people in general to take the initiative to rearrange their own lives to become more community minded and teach essentials like permaculture to their own children and neighbors. The corporate run media isn't going to advertise consciousness for us. We each have to pitch in and do a little ourselves. Finding movements that promote a permacultural lifestyle helps, not joining just one, but all movements that promote sustainability. Using social media to raise consciousness, using the web, and just practicing it in your daily life and 'being the change you want to see in the world' so your friends can see for themselves that the old system is obsolete. Eliminate your debts, don't go into debts, do without what you can't afford and adopt a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to repair, recycle and repurpose waste is a start. Trade with those who are out of work before you buy something new or go to a corporate run service. Use craigslist to find and offer work. Use food or things you own or services instead of currency, before you buy from Waltard. We use old Silk Yogurt containers to store food rather than buy new Tupperware. We haul recyclables to town when we go. We barely have a full trashcan for the trash guys even when we skip a week's pickup. Compost your food scraps. My girl helps at a food pantry in exchange for food that would normally get thrown out. Did you know that Kroger now composts their old produce rather than give it to the local food pantries? How wasteful is that? But that's the corporate mindset. We have to do this ourselves. The government is a joke and we're all the butts. They will continue to spoonfeed hope while accomplishing nothing.
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Dale Ziemianski
Posted almost 3 years ago
Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse?
Humans are mostly monkey-see-monkey-do. 1% figures out how to separate sand from wheat by throwing it in the air, the rest start doing it cuz it works (even if they don't do it as well). When 1% figures out how to dupe the other 99% into a system that enslaves them by offering them a nice car, a swimming pool, Wii, a 92" 3D color TV, it's not hard to get them to follow that carrot. What the forward-thinking, non-following humans need to learn to do is figure out what kind of carrot will lead the rest of the race to a common sense, sustainable, permacultural world. monkey-see-monkey-do is forced upon us in elementary school where free thinking is squashed not only by teachers and the grading system, but by our own peers. It's tough for humans to NOT be the 1% of thinkers when it's easier to just go along with the tribe. I think at-home internet education could help to eliminate some of that. Interaction could come from social programs, like games or productive projects like building something or growing food, instead of classroom settings where there is competition and creative suppression. (and the word is 'utter' Craig :-) Not 'udder'. .Udders are on cows ;-) (in case it wasn't just a typo.)
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Dale Ziemianski
Posted almost 3 years ago
Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse?
It will definitely change the economy. It will eliminate jobs that less educated people would be applying for, and in my opinion, the best way to fix that is to make college free. We have free education up until the end of high school - and we're given just enough education to be slaves... to shut up and flip the burgers and mop the floors. Why is it we have to pay thousands of dollars to get 4-6 more years? Imagine the benefit to society overall if everyone had a full college education. Right now, only the wealthy can afford it. So only the wealthy get jobs. If you take out a student loan, you don't get enough to finish. When you do you start your career in horrible debt. Most scholarships are only for a year or two. The coming technological unemployment mandates free higher education. That education can come in the form of recorded classes online. Colleges spend outrageous money on their lavish buildings. The cost of running free online courses is minimal in comparison - and the benefits are priceless. Imagine someone becoming a doctor because they care about healing the sick, instead of becoming a doctor so they can buy a yacht (not always the case - but tell me it doesn't happen). I learned my business on my own - no schooling - just the library and the internet. Imagine if the knowledge found here was organized into something the average person didn't have to stumble through for 10 years to find! How much would that really cost when you compare it to paying out unemployment benefits with money that isn't being earned because there are no jobs to tax?