Jo Declercq

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Jo Declercq
Posted over 1 year ago
Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future
barring the fact that i'm baffled and stand corrected by the fact there's actually one cop in the world who can make it to a ted talk i'm not at all convinced. I agree, terrorism as is needs to be adressed, but what needs to be adressed with equal vigor is why it comes into existence. Re- and opression have never proven to be working against any kind of crime. I have a little theory : crime is born from necessity(circumstance) and continued by tradition. Yesterdays resistance can be todays IRA, yesterdays afghan resistance, trained (by who? i forgot) might be todays al qaeda coming down hard on their former masters. Yesterdays cosa nostra, born from poverty and corrupt government, yesterdays ussr army ... not being paid anymore. You can throw all the police in the world against it. Symptomatic treatment, as seen in all things western is just a patch. It does not address the recurring cause that causes it to be reborn, time and time again. Failure to do so will in the end gain nothing but police state and something even Orwell couldn't have dreamed up (altho he was probably more inspired by his own country than by what most people might think). Much respect for the talker, but in my own experience having lived in a social housing hood a big part of my life and been to far worse places than here : criminals are not born, they are created. And i'm guessing it's the same with terrorism. No one is born with the terrorist gene switched on. Granted, some are capable of using violence more than others but no one is born with a bomb on his back. Cleaning it up will just help until the next one pops out of the social quantum foam, simply because there was a void created by the circumstance
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Jo Declercq
Posted over 1 year ago
Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals
Well, yes, by all means, let's. The best artists aren't always blessed with best paint. 99% of the 1% making the decisions is there because they were born into more paint than they could use in two lifetimes, not because they were born suffering from einstein-brain or a ghandi-complex. The thing is, its very possible, but i think it would only work if one of the big heads gets to take the prestige for it. See, it's about rep since they already have more money than you or i together make in seven lifetimes. Also true : better a billionaire sets up a fund for charity to use as a tax shield than a billionaire who doesn't set up a fund at all. Whatever helps helps. Also true, but something people seem having a hard time with : epidemics, disease and death are a way of nature (or maybe the universe) to balance things out. If there are major epidemics it's ususally in areas that are overcrowded and/or uneducated. From the plague to aids to whatever comes next, i have a hunch Terra ain't done fighting back yet. There's no judgment included in my view just as there is no judgment included in nature balancing things out. Helping people is fine, saving them is impossible. You can only be there to get them through their darkness once they choose to start walking. Most problems in todays world (i said it before and i'll say it again) stem forth from one global problem : overpopulation. Adress this over 50-100 years and things should get better, balance, the way of all things, from buddhism to physics to meta. Everything comes to the one, everything goes to the one, everything revolves around the one. It's gravity as a meta-concept. It's undeniable as a basic law of everything and no paper law can challenge that. It's called :... : reality
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Jo Declercq
Posted almost 2 years ago
Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown?
The ancient German rune-set has a symbol that is exactly like the symbol 'x' . It stands for fate, the crossroads, the intertwining timelines intersecting : the unknown. I wouldnt have to look any further than that. I'm pretty sure there's something like symmetric development in different cultures but the symbol itself makes a lot of sense if you need to symbolize something like that. I'm pretty sure the German druids weren't big on math but the symbol should be pretty much the same then. So many things would pretty much go back further than what is commonly accepted as history. Problem is, anything about those times is just too shrouded to be sure about it isnt it. Mankind's been around a little longer than any of its current religions so to speak so the root of all cultures probably is as well (in my sometimes humble opinion)
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Jo Declercq
Posted about 2 years ago
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
you make an awful lot of noise for someone who is supposed to prove theories with cool and clear fact. Face it, balance is the basic urge of about anything i can think of, thats not just physics even if physics might be the base science of everything and math its language. Everything is spacedust but that was not my point here. Everything is urging for a state of balance, in the end everything will balance out, it is inevitable. How this will happen is unpredictable since even all the supercomputers in the world could not crunch enough data in our ilfetime to make an accurate prediction, that is providing we could feed them enough accurate data in the first place. But everything will balance out, it is the way nature, and the universe as a whole. The way things are going now, the balance will in the end 'probably' mean the demise of the homo-somewhat-sapiens. Overpopulation and overconsumption as a direct result the biggest problems indeed. Economy a failure of a system at the base of society. You can not have unlimited expansion in limited space. If no efforts are done to curb the population growth then the only way is up and out of here, but i feel money is wasted on other than those two things
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Jo Declercq
Posted almost 3 years ago
"What did you want to be when you were little?"
when i was very little and the world was made of dreams i wanted to be this mad inventing scientist or an astronaut or both. Too bad they didnt have that course in school so i stepped into the shadows. All was quiet and i stayed there. I watched the world decline as it slowly ate itself. Now unknown forces want to drag me out into the light. I can't , it burns ... i am a force of chaos, not an agent. Life is chaos, everchanging and unpredictable, order is death, never changing and ever rigid . If you believe in cycles, you might think there's always another chance. But the universe has granted you and me THIS moment, who's to say she feels like sharing more ? I wish i could share this shining womans positivity, i lack no confidence but i'm no longer convinced that there's a chance for everyone, the world has grown too big, it collapses under its own filth and false intentions. Can a handful of bright lights bring salvation? I sure hope so but the brightest lights never seem bent on grabbing power, they might have access to a lot of energy, but lack the motivation to control it. Those in control seem to be blinded mostly from looking at their own light in the mirror all the time. I hope something else than all out war will bring balance back because of this i am convinced : balance ALWAYS comes back. (people prone to depression should maybe not read these lines which i deem magic realism :--)
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Jo Declercq
Posted about 3 years ago
Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!
This is SO interesting. What if fossil fuels and uranium run out. Do we launch rockets and satellites with a woodstove for an engine? What does it take for a solar sail in space to withstand bombardment by micro-meteorites? If you had such sails, would they gather more energy than it takes to transfer the gatherings back to the planet ? How much CO2 do 9 billion people breathe out in 24 hours ? The questions just wont stop. That man has a most interesting life. I wonder how it feels to be one of the richest people on this planet and still have a conscience. I do know one thing for sure though : the clock is ticking. If we do not find a viable solution before the deadline arrives, then nature will fix it for us. The planet might survive another suffocating blanket of co2 but would humanity survive as well? most unlikely, thumbs up for bill. He should have quit running microsoft years ago (o wait ... he did, didn't he :)