Present Technology: A Philosophical Conversation

i had an interesting thought that I thought you’d appreciate
consider that technology progresses with the intention of giving us more for less effort
for example a train that arrives faster, then a train that is faster still and doesn’t have to stop to pick up or drop off people (its in the works)…
then a transport system that carries masses without a train…
then people having no need to move to be elsewhere to get there…
so ultimately the pinnacle of technology is to just be
to be
– Mehdi Manavi
I am so glad this lovely thought was shared with me that I wanted to share it with the world. Perhaps, by extension, since we all have the power to choose how we perceive life, human are the ultimate technology. Or maybe it isn’t about technology, maybe it is about tools in general. Maybe, the mind is the greatest tool.
Yes, yes I think so.

Internet Find: “I Am”

Internet Find: “I Am”.

I Am is not only a film but a social experiment that took strangers in Philadelphia and asked them to finish this sentence. “I am ___.”

So what are you?  Ask yourself, “Who am I?”  And let us know!  Mission: SuperForesterers comment letting the world know, “I am blank.”  Go to it you grand SuperForesters you!

When I was first watching the video, my initial reaction was confusion. How can we define who we are? Aren’t we defined by other people? Can anyone really know what they really are? But then I quickly realized how silly that sounds. Just last weekend I did a self awareness workshop at school. It talked about how everyone is multi-dimensional, “we are all plaid!” and how to communicate with others despite differences. So clearly, we are not just one thing.

I think it comes down to that Eminem lyric, “I am whatever I say I am, if I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?” In posting this I stumbled upon his latest song called “Not Afraid”. I wouldn’t call myself a huge rap fan but there really is a lot of good rap music out there (for example). Music with a message.

“I’m not afraid

to take a stand

Everybody

come take my hand

We’ll walk this road together

through the storm

Whatever weather,

cold or warm,

Just let you know that,

you’re not alone

Holla if you feel that

you’ve been down the same road…”

So for me, at this moment, I am my manifesto. I am smiling. I am sick, but I am not my sinus infection. I am blogging…

And most importantly, I am whatever I say I am : )